Vandalism Penalties in Denver 

Vandalism is a serious offense that can have significant consequences, both legally and socially. In Denver, like in many other cities across the United States, laws are in place to deter and penalize acts of vandalism.

In this blog, we will explore vandalism penalties in Denver, shedding light on the legal repercussions individuals may face for alleged property damage. By understanding these consequences, we hope to raise awareness about the importance of respecting others’ property and the potential legal pitfalls [...]

Mess with Your CO Neighbor’s Political Sign, Risk Your Chance to Vote

Right now, it’s hard to miss that it’s election season. Political signs are everywhere and in such a highly polarized political climate, the urge to do something to your neighbor’s political sign can feel overwhelming.

Take a deep breath!

While it’s not against the law to disagree with someone’s political views, it is against the law to tamper with someone else’s property. So if you mess with your Colorado neighbor’s political signs there could be legal ramifications.

In fact, getting [...]

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 property are charged based on the property damaged or stolen, and with the exception of robbery, do not typically involve a show or threat of force against someone. However, property crimes can quickly turn violent, even if the defendant’s original [...]

Study: Legal Weed Lets Colorado Police Focus on Property Crime Arrests

See if this sounds familiar: “If cops don’t have to worry about arresting people for marijuana, they can pay attention to crimes that actually matter.”

Most of us have heard numerous variations of this argument over the years, but until 2012, it was just theoretical. Then Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, and researchers and statisticians started chomping at the bit.

Well, a few weeks ago a study was published in Police Quarterly that seems to possibly validate those types [...]

Denver Property Crime Decrease Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Off Easy

Property crimes are taken very seriously in Colorado, as they often have devastating consequences for the victim(s) and/or property owner.

Fortunately, Denver has recently enjoyed a decrease in property crimes. As of this writing, the city has averaged 1917 property crimes per month in 2018, a substantial decrease from last year’s average of 2131 property crimes per month.

Local law enforcement often pays special attention to crimes that are widespread or on the rise, which might lead you to believe [...]