Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

What is Check Fraud in Colorado?

Check fraud, or writing a bad check to pay for goods or services, is a serious offense in Colorado. Depending on the amount of money in question, penalties may include felony or misdemeanor charges.

Colorado Revised Statute 18.5.205 is the Colorado statute that defines the crime of check fraud. This statute makes it unlawful to issue a check with the intention of defrauding someone for payment of goods and services. 

Jeffrey Weeden is an experienced white-collar crime attorney serving the Denver area. Mr. Weeden understands fraud penalties [..]

Petty Theft and Shoplifter Punishment in Colorado

People will often dismiss petty theft and shoplifting as insignificant crimes. It’s easy to understand why: by definition, petty theft involves taking objects of very little value. But the consequences of petty theft in Colorado can be significant.

Jeffrey Weeden is a criminal defense attorney serving the Denver area. In this post, Mr. Weeden will explain Colorado’s petty theft and shoplifting laws, as well as the potential consequences of petty theft charges. Mr. Weeden will also explain the difference between petty theft and shoplifting in Colorado. Though [..]

Can Criminal Mischief Charges Be Dropped?

Criminal mischief in Colorado is the act of knowingly damaging another person’s real or personal property. The law also refers to this crime as the crime of vandalism. Criminal mischief can be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the extent of the damage. Convictions range all the way from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 2 felony. Can Criminal Mischief Charges Be Dropped? Jeffrey Weeden answers this question and more in the following post.

How Did I Catch a Criminal Mischief Charge?

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5 Most Common White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Not all crime is violent. Some crimes, such as credit card fraud, forgery, and money laundering are not physically violent. In this post, Denver attorney, Jeff Weeden explains the five most common white collar crimes in Colorado.

Common Misconceptions About White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Federal agents coined the term “white collar crime” to describe these crimes in the 1930s. 

When a court charges you with a white collar crime, you may believe that because the crime is not violent, your punishment will be insignificant. This is [..]

Probation Violation in Colorado. Can I Get Jail Time for VOP?

There are four steps to the probation violation in Colorado:

    Initial arrestFirst appearances and bondA violation of probation hearingSentencing

In many ways, the violation process in Colorado is like that of your initial charge. But, when you violate your probation, you don’t have the same rights and protections you did before. This is even if it’s your first time violating probation.

Attorney Jeff Weeden answers “how much time can you get for violating probation?” in this post.

Probation Violation: The Initial Arrest

Your P.O. will submit an [..]