CO Crimes Commonly Caused by Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Colorado creates consequences for those who break the laws in the state. While they may not excuse crimes, they do understand that there are often reasons behind why people commit criminal acts.

Many studies have shown that there is a connection between committing certain crimes and the use of drugs or alcohol. Additionally, many people with a drug or alcohol abuse disorder tend to commit certain crimes. You could say that there are definitely some crimes that are caused by [...]

Breaking Down Colorado’s Vehicular Homicide Law

In Colorado, a charge of vehicular homicide comes with serious penalties. In this post we’ll break down the law on vehicular homicide and how it applies to individual cases. We’ll also describe the penalties and let you know what legal help is available.

First, let’s look at a couple of actual recent cases.

Two Recent Vehicular Homicide Cases

On Jan. 27, a three-vehicle crash killed two and injured three on Interstate 25 near Denver. A 2006 black Jeep utility vehicle [...]

Murder vs. Manslaughter in Colorado

When someone kills another human being, we call it murder – but not all murder is created equal.

Just like other states, Colorado defines several different types of murder. Depending on the specific circumstances of these violent crimes, someone here could be accused of murder in the first degree, felony murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, provoked passion murder in the second degree, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, or vehicular homicide.

But what is the difference between [...]