Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Denver Sex Crimes: How to Know if They’re a Felony or Misdemeanor

Some sex crimes in Colorado are charged as misdemeanors. Others as felonies. How does the level of charge impact the consequences you face? In this post, we’ll describe the differences and tell you how you can get help if you are facing charges.

Colorado Misdemeanor Sex Crimes

If a sex crime in Colorado is charged as a misdemeanor, it will be prosecuted at the highest possible level for misdemeanor crimes. Here are the two sex crimes normally prosecuted as misdemeanors in Colorado.

Unlawful Sexual Contact

Unlawful sexual [..]

My Child Just Got Charged: What Colorado Parents Need to Know

Everyone makes youthful mistakes, but some mistakes have more serious consequences than others. If your child has been arrested for a crime, you may be worried about the impact that their mistake could have on their future.

Most kids who end up in the Colorado court system for juvenile crimes are good kids that have made a bad choice or two. Colorado understands this, and allows kids to be given a second chance before they are strictly punished. If you’re a parent on the proactive end, look [..]

Can Colorado Police Search You for Drugs on a Bus?

If a peace officer pulls you over for an alleged traffic violation, they may ask to search your vehicle. You have the right to say no.

Law enforcement officers have the right to search a person or their property only if they have reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime, and if they only suspect you to have committed a traffic offense, they cannot search you for other crimes. This is a part of your Fourth Amendment rights.

But while the Fourth Amendment is a right extended [..]

What is Domestic Assault in Colorado?

Assault charges are serious, but different types of assault cases result in harsher penalties. One of these charges is domestic assault. Domestic violence is a prevalent issue in Denver, and offenders can lose certain rights if they are convicted.

If you have been charged with domestic assault or a related crime, it is important to understand what you are facing and the actions that distinguish domestic assault from less serious crimes. The more you know about the law, the better understanding you will have about your options [..]