Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

What Makes a Crime “Violent” in Colorado?

In Colorado, the laws cover two different basic types of crimes: violent crimes and property crimes. How is a particular act determined to be “violent” or specific to property, though? Can it be both?

We’ll describe both categories of crimes in this post – violent and property – and let you know what you can do to fight back if you are facing charges.

Non-Violent Criminal Acts: Colorado Property Crimes

Most property crimes involve the taking of property or money without the use of force or the [..]

Apps That Can Stop You from Driving Drunk This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which means that holiday parties will soon start to fill up your schedule. Unfortunately, this time of year is also notorious for high rates of drunk driving and alcohol-related auto accidents.

Because of this, law enforcement officials throughout Colorado will be on the lookout for drivers who may have had too much to drink before getting behind the wheel.

Alcohol Limits for Colorado

Legally, the answer is the amount of alcohol that it takes to raise your blood alcohol content (BAC) [..]

Acts That Constitute White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Referring to crimes committed by persons of respectability and high social status through their occupation, one of the most influential criminologists of the 20th century, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” in 1939. The name came from the fact that these criminals characteristically wore suits rather than the blue-collared shirts of industrial workers.

White-Collar Crime in Colorado Today

Today, white-collar crime is usually financially motivated, nonviolent, and committed by business and government professionals – but you don’t need to wear a suit or a [..]

Why Is Your CO Drug Trafficking Offense Charged as a Federal Crime?

Your drug trafficking offense can be charged as a federal crime in Colorado under certain circumstances. In this post, we’ll detail the reasons why law enforcement officials can charge you at the federal level, and what you can do if you find yourself dealing with a federal case.

Colorado Drug Trafficking Charges

Both state and federal laws penalize drug trafficking, which is the transport, import, sale, and/or manufacture of illegal controlled substances. The level of penalty varies with the type of drug and the amount of the [..]

Colorado Weapons Laws: A Brief Overview

Colorado has a number of specific laws on how weapons are regulated in our state.

In this post, we’re going to provide an overview of those laws, and let you know what you can do if you find yourself facing weapons charges for violating one of them.

There are two weapons laws that apply to all citizens in the state: Title 18 and Title 33. These two laws are intended to offer protection to both citizens and weapons owners.

Colorado Weapons Laws: Title 18

This law permits [..]