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Criminal Trespass in Colorado, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 503, 504

Trespassing in Arapahoe County

Trespassing, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 503, and 504, is charged under one of three different statutes in Arapahoe County depending on the circumstances of allegations. Today's blog will explain the differences between the types of Criminal Trespass.

Habitual Domestic Violence Lawyer in Denver - Felony and Misdemeanor

Domestic Violence in Jefferson County - Turn a Misdemeanor into a Felony with Habitual Charges

Only with the new DUI law have I seen the government able to turn a misdemeanor case into a felony. A new Colorado law now adds another way to take this extreme step. It happens in a very common crime: those involving allegations of Jefferson County domestic violence. Now, a misdemeanor crime can turn into a class 5 felony, where you can face a sentencing range of 1-3 years in prison. Read more below to find out how this can happen.

Summons or Arrest Warrant for Felony in Denver, Colorado - Defense Lawyer Gives Two Thumbs Up!

Denver Summons for Felony Possible Instead of an Arrest Warrant

I always like to talk about it when our legislature gets something right and makes criminal laws more fair and less burdensome. In one of these rare moments, Colorado passed a new law which makes it easier for a police officer or judge to issue a summons, rather than an arrest warrant, when a person is accused of certain felonies. Let's take a look at this new law, which is headed in the right direction.  What is an At Large Warrant vs. State Warrant?

Fireworks and Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Parts Lawyer in Denver, C.R.S. 18-12-109

Fireworks.jpgShould Shooting Off Fireworks be a Crime?

Fireworks on the 4th of July are as American as apple pie. Yet, in an effort to create a perfect world, law makers in Denver and Colorado have outlawed many fireworks like Blackcats, Cherry bombs and M80s. Even bottle rockets are seen as too dangerous or too much fun to have around. The governments's solution? Make them a felony law violation of explosive or incendiary parts laws under C.R.S. 18-12-109.

Colorado Detergent Theft Spree: C.R.S. 18-4-401

Police in Colorado jurisdictions including Denver, Broomfield, and Adams County are investigating what they claim is a rash of crimes involving the Theft (C.R.S. 18-4-401) of laundry detergent. Apparently, detergent is a hot item on the black market and shoplifters can sell it to Laundromats for a significant profit.

Felony Menacing, C.R.S. 18-3-206, in Colorado

Be careful in Weld County, because the Weld County Sheriff may charge you with Felony Menacing, C.R.S. 18-3-206, if you try and defend yourself and your property from trespassers. We recently had a case where a woman was defending herself from a trespasser on her family's property. After being backed in to a remote place by the trespasser and after multiple warnings, she fired a shot into the ground near the trespasser. She was arrested and charged with Felony Menacing. We eventually persuaded the DA to dismiss the charges.

Mental Condition Evidence without Insanity Plea

Denver Criminal Defense Attorney - Mental Conditions Matter

Evidence of someone's mental condition at trial is admissible without an insanity plea, according to a new case issued by the Colorado Supreme Court. This is significant because in many felony cases from Denver, Jefferson, and Adams County involving Theft, Burglary, or Sexual Assault, the mental state of the accused is a required element of the crime and impacts a jury's deliberations on findings of intent. Intent is also known as the mens res of the case. When a defendant accused of a serious felony case in Arapahoe, Douglas and Weld County, he often says he did not "knowingly" commit the crime, even though he admits he committed the crime. Our experienced lawyers know that the mental state of the accused is very important, particularly for people whose mental condition is not so bad that they can prove they were insane. The requirements of an Insanity Plea are very strict and difficult to meet, 16-8-101.5.

Spice is Colorado's Newest Drug

Denver Spice Defense Attorney

Spice, a/k/a K2, is Colorado's Newest Drug offense, as if we did not already have enough. The legislature has responded with C.R.S. 18-18-406.2, making the manufacture, distribution, or possession of Spice, a crime in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams, Larimer and Weld County. Our experienced attorneys will fight in your defense for criminal charges stemming from possession or distribution of this drug.

Denver Child Abuse Lawyers, C.R.S. 18-6-401

Child Abuse Defense Attorney

We are Denver Child Abuse lawyers, C.R.S. 18-6-401, who frequently handle such cases. The hardest part of working on these cases is the sadness seen from parents whose children have been unintentionally hurt.  Such injuries cause mothers and fathers to grieve for their kids.  Imagine a loving mother who is driving her car carefully and is in an accident after sliding on ice. Her child is injured or killed and she experiences a tremendous grief from seeing her child harmed.  Next, the government comes onto the scene and charges the mother with a felony.  That is simply wrong.

Denver Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-6-403

Denver Child Pornography and Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lawyer

Colorado Sexual Exploitation of a Child / Child Pornography, C.R.S. 18-6-403, generally arises from a download of images from Limewire, or from a complaint to police by someone, of Child Pornography. Our full-time criminal defense lawyers often find cases based from one of these two sources. At times, these complaints arise from an wife who is angry at our client, and wants to have police search a hard-drive used by our client, hoping something illegal is present which will hurt them.

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Case Results:

  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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