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Felony DUI in Colorado? A DUI / DWAI Lawyer Explains


Felony DUI Lawyer | Denver DUI Felony Rules

You are safe from a Felony DUI if you have not had three prior qualifying DUI / DWAI convictions in Colorado. This includes some non-alcohol convictions. However, you can still face some pretty serious Denver County Jail time, with a misdemeanor charge. Plus, a law change from last August requires a mandatory period of jail if the judge decides to give you probation on a 4th DUI.

What is the Difference Between County Court and District Court in Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado?


District Court and County Court Differences in Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado

For a defense lawyer, the difference between County Court and District Court can be huge in Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado. County Court is designed for less serious cases, while District Court is the most serious court for State of Colorado felony crimes. Your court will be located in the county where the crime is alleged to have occurred. Let's look at the different type of charges and crimes for each court. Information on Denver Metro Area Courthouses.

Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification - C.R.S. 18-3-405.6 - Denver's Best Criminal Trial Lawyers

Lawyer in Denver | Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Charge

Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is a crime where government lawyers close their eyes to the facts of a case in pursuit of a sex offender. The biggest factor is whether they can persuade a jury that you are a bad person and get a jury trial win. You should never fight C.R.S. 18-3-405.6, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification charges on your own. You need Denver's best criminal trial lawyers to protect you from deputy district attorneys looking to bolster their careers.

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.

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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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