When Does Colorado File Vehicular Assault Charges?
March 10, 2023
There are many subtle ways that people express bias every day. That’s why in many Colorado court cases, bias is hard to prove.
It can be as simple as providing someone slower service or choosing to hire someone else for no real reason. However, in some cases, bias is a little more obvious. Take a recent Colorado hate crime, for example.
A white man stabbed a Black man in the neck in a fast food restaurant unprovoked. When asked why [...]
Crimes are committed every day for a variety of reasons, but there is a special category of crimes called hate crimes that are classified as being motivated by specific personal biases and can have serious repercussions for the accused.
In Colorado, there are a couple of hate crimes that have made waves lately. The first was an assault on a Sikh business owner in Jefferson County who was told to “go back to your own country” before being struck by [...]
As the country seemingly continues to spin out in the wake of a confusing world-wide pandemic in a myriad of ways, Colorado’s recent history with bias-motivated crimes is garnering ever-increasing attention locally.
Late last year, in fact, the Denver Post reported that hate crimes in Colorado had seen a 16 percent uptick, even though the nation as a whole was seeing hate crime numbers decrease.
Now, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the Post has recently highlighted that state lawmakers are seeing [...]
We can all admit that tensions in our country are high right now. No matter who you voted for or what you look like, it’s hard to turn a blind eye to the rising levels of violence through both large-scale and short-scale incidents.
Unfortunately, Colorado has the numbers to prove that hate crimes and other forms of violence are truly more prevalent than in the past.
Data from Colorado law enforcement shows that reports of hate crimes doubled from 2017 [...]
We are merely days away from Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States. While many claim to be waiting to determine his impact on the country, others believe they can already see it.
One big change that has occurred since his election is a rise in hate crimes both around the nation and right here in Colorado. In the first five days after Trump was elected, the country saw 200 reports of hate crimes or bias-motivated harassment. From [...]
Vehicular assault is a serious offense in Colorado, and the consequences can be severe. A recent news story that illustrates this is the case of a Colorado Springs man charged with vehicular assault after a crash that injured two people. According to reports, the man was driving under the influence when he crashed into a vehicle, causing severe injuries to the driver and passenger. The man was arrested at the scene and charged with vehicular assault, DUI, and other related [...]
No one has to tell parents that emotions for teenagers tend to run high. During these years, it’s not uncommon for teens’ emotions to swing wildly from one end of the spectrum to the other or for these feelings to be accompanied by verbal or physical altercations.
Unfortunately, when these big emotions rear their ugly heads in romantic relationships, problems can ensue. Couple this with teens still learning to navigate the complexities of sex, romance, and intimacy, which can be [...]
In Colorado, vehicular homicide is defined as causing another person’s death while driving a vehicle, whether intentionally or through reckless behavior. It can devastate families and communities, leaving lasting emotional and financial scars. Moreover, this serious criminal offense carries severe consequences, including lengthy prison sentences and steep fines.
Unfortunately, vehicular homicides have been rising throughout Colorado recently, leaving many people wondering why this frightening trend is happening. According to a report by the Denver Post, there were 57 fatal [...]