Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

The Real Costs of a Colorado Domestic Violence Conviction

When lawyers and law enforcement officers talk about penalties for crimes, jail is usually the first option mentioned. Realistically, though, focusing in on the law’s recommendation for jail time gives an incomplete look at the real penalties for crimes. A number of different crimes will warrant penalties that will affect you not only immediately after conviction, but also further down the line after your criminal sentence is served.

Let’s focus in on the penalties associated with domestic violence (DV) convictions in Colorado. There is much more to [..]

Why Drug Possession in Colorado Is Sometimes Charged as Trafficking

Not all drug charges look the same. Colorado law administers different charges and penalties based on the amount of drugs present, the type of drugs, and what the accused were planning on doing with the drugs when they were caught.

If you were caught with drugs that you only intended to use personally, you might not expect truly severe charges or penalties. Sometimes, however, law enforcement officers charge personal users with trafficking, and the difference between possession and trafficking charges could mean quite a few extra years [..]

Colorado DUI Laws are Tough – Know What You’re Up Against

No one wants to face criminal charges, whether it has to do with theft, assault, or driving while intoxicated. While all charges have specific penalties and drawbacks, DUI charges and convictions can immediately have a serious negative impact on your life. Among the many penalties issued by the state of Colorado, a DUI conviction could take away your ability to drive for months at a time.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. If you are charged with DUI, you should learn about all aspects of Colorado’s [..]

Victims Can Impact the Outcome of a Colorado Domestic Battery Case

The consequences of domestic violence impact not just the individual charged with the offense, but the entire family. Aside from the potential physical and emotional damages of domestic violence, criminal charges can compromise the entire family’s future in some situations.

Although domestic violence should never be tolerated, sometimes a simple misunderstanding or disagreement gone too far can result in charges that both the alleged victim and the accused perpetrator come to regret. In this case, the victim’s testimony may be helpful in getting charges dropped – or [..]

Do You Qualify to Get Your Colorado Criminal Record Expunged?

One of the most devastating consequences of legal trouble isn’t even mentioned at sentencing: long after all is said and done, you’ll be left with a criminal record that comes back to haunt you. For the rest of your life.

How? A criminal record can compromise many important aspects of your everyday life, including employment, housing, loans, higher education – even dating.

Fortunately, depending on the circumstances of your run-in with the law, you may qualify to get your criminal record expunged so that it will not [..]