Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

The Real Costs of a Colorado Domestic Violence Conviction

If you’re known as a “batterer”, you’ll know it’s not exactly a great title. However, if you’re charged with domestic battery, the stigma and damage to your reputation should be the least of your worries.

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 [..]

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 [..]

Denver DUI: Now What?

If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Colorado, you’ll want to at least somewhat understand the legal process surrounding what you’re about to go through.

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 [..]

Denver Domestic Battery: How Victims Determine the Outcome

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.

Expungement in Denver

Fortunately, depending on the circumstances of your run-in with the law, you may qualify to get your criminal record expunged so that [..]