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“Loophole” Has DA Arguing to Change Colorado Sexual Assault Laws

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes | Sexual Assault

“Loophole” Has DA Arguing to Change Colorado Sexual Assault Laws

A Colorado man was convicted of sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust in 2016. Why? Because he ordered his 4-year-old foster child to approach him, removed his … Continue reading

Know the Law: These Acts Count as Shoplifting in Colorado

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Shoplifting

Know the Law: These Acts Count as Shoplifting in Colorado

Imagine this: your great aunt from out-of-town buys you a sweatshirt for Christmas from a local retailer – local to her. Unfortunately, it’s hideous, and you’d really like to return it, but you can’t because they don’t have a store … Continue reading

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School Fights: Did You Know They Can Lead to Colorado Assault Charges?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Assault | Juvenile Crimes

School Fights: Did You Know They Can Lead to Colorado Assault Charges?

Traditionally, consequences for fighting in school were limited to a trip to the principal’s office and school-enforced punishments such as detention, suspension or – in the worst case – expulsion. However, violence is a growing problem in schools across the … Continue reading

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The Line between Property Crimes and Violent Crimes in CO

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Property Crimes | Violent Crimes

The Line between Property Crimes and Violent Crimes in CO

Property crimes consist of a broad range of offenses that involve the theft, destruction, or damage to property. Property crimes range in severity from low-level misdemeanors to quite serious felonies that can be punishable by decades behind bars. Crimes against … Continue reading

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Could You Unintentionally Commit Voter Fraud in Colorado? Know the Law

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Voter Fraud

Could You Unintentionally Commit Voter Fraud in Colorado? Know the Law

Voting is more important than ever. This year, many Americans have taken the voting process, whether it applies to midterms or smaller elections, far more seriously. Each citizen has more pressure on them to register, show up, and make their … Continue reading

How an Alleged Victim May Be Able to Help with Your Colorado DV Charge

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

How an Alleged Victim May Be Able to Help with Your Colorado DV Charge

Domestic violence cases are not always easy to prove. Outside witnesses or surveillance may not be present, the victim’s perspective of the incident may be skewed by their relationship to the abuser, and not all violence leaves physical scars or … Continue reading

Report Overdoses without Prosecution: Colorado’s Good Samaritan Law

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Possession | Good Samaritan Law

Report Overdoses without Prosecution: Colorado’s Good Samaritan Law

In 2017, the number of drug overdose deaths in Colorado was the highest it has ever been – 959 people lost their lives to different controlled substances. Overdoses happen for many reasons, but in order to survive almost everyone needs … Continue reading

Drinking This Halloween? Beware Colorado Disorderly Conduct Charges

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Disorderly Conduct

Drinking This Halloween? Beware Colorado Disorderly Conduct Charges

Halloween has become a highly popular drinking holiday in Colorado and across the US. Couple this with a holiday that is already supposed to be about engaging in “devilish” behavior and you may be at a higher risk of getting … Continue reading

Colorado Field Sobriety Tests: Why You Should Never Take Them

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: DUI | Field Sobriety Tests

Colorado Field Sobriety Tests: Why You Should Never Take Them

Wondering if you should take a field sobriety test if you get pulled over? In this post, we’ll explain what the tests are like and why you should not take them. Ever. Then we’re cover what you can do to … Continue reading

Statutory Rape in Colorado: How the Law Works

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Rape | Sex Crimes | Statutory Rape

Statutory Rape in Colorado: How the Law Works

Statutory rape laws are based on the premise that minor children are incapable of informed consent to sex acts. The inability of minors to form consent is written in the statutes – hence the term “statutory rape.” In statutory rape, … Continue reading

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