Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains New Colorado Law

On Monday, May 20, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that police must now require probable cause before they are able to deploy dogs trained to detect marijuana. This places yet another divide between how the state of Colorado and the federal law choose to investigate marijuana.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that any dog trained to alert to marijuana cannot be used until the officer establishes probable cause that an actual crime has been committed.

In the past, since the seventies, in fact, police dogs were trained [..]

Colorado Criminal Case Records—How To Keep Them Private

Though it can be difficult to keep your criminal charges private in Colorado, under certain conditions, it is possible.

Colorado Criminal Records and Privacy

As you know, a criminal record can negatively affect your life in a variety of important ways and prevent you from acquiring employment and housing, admittance to colleges and universities, denial of certain professional licenses, loan denials and a compromised reputation.

Before the internet, complex bureaucratic hurdles had to be jumped to get access to a person’s criminal history. But these days most [..]

Colorado Child Abuse Laws

A person commits child abuse in Colorado when he or she harms a child under the age of 16 or places the child in a potentially harmful situation.

A vast majority of the criminal cases that arise in relation to child abuse, reckless endangerment (child endangerment), or neglect, begin with a call or report to the Colorado Department of Children and Family Services, also known as DCFS. Reports are taken on a case by case basis, and although every report is not prosecuted, the more serious reports [..]