Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Bail Amount by Crime

In this blog, we put together a list of the typical bail amounts by crime. This is to give you an approximate idea of what is a reasonable bail amount according to the charge. 

How is bail cost determined?

According to the 8th amendment, anyone arrested for a crime is entitled to a fair bail amount. Bail is not intended to be a punishment. It is simply money that the defendant or someone on behalf of the defendant pays to the court. Once someone pays their bail, [..]

How Do I Fight a False Arrest?

If you were the victim of false arrest, find out more about how you can fight it here in this blog. 

What is a legal arrest?

An arrest is generally made after a judge or magistrate grants a warrant to the police. The warrant authorizes the detention of an individual. Arrests may be made without warrants if the authorities have probable cause, or there are extenuating circumstances at the time of the arrest.

Probable cause means that the police officer had reasonable belief that the suspect engaged [..]

What’s the difference between a DUI, DUID, and a DWAI?

In the state of Colorado, many people assume that because marijuana is legal, they can get away with driving under its influence. This is not the case. Marijuana is still considered a drug, and driving with any drug or alcohol in your system can result in a criminal charge. DUI, DWAI, and DUID charges are all abbreviations for a legal offense involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A charge for any of these crimes can have a negative impact on your record and your [..]

What Is The Make My Day Law?

Finding yourself in a situation where your safety becomes threatened can be very stressful. It is hard to know how to react and how to defend yourself in a legal manner. In a situation like this, there is a thin line between what’s considered assault and what is self-defense. It is important that you’re able to distinguish this, as an assault charge can result in a prison sentence. To make this distinction, you must understand the actions that are legal grounds for self-defense. If the encounter doesn’t [..]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Criminal Lawyers… And Then Some

Criminal lawyers are exactly what they sound like. It’s a lawyer who represents defendants accused of a crime. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you’ll need a criminal lawyer to defend you. This lawyer will speak on your behalf and work to get you the best possible outcome for your situation.

Jeff Weeden specializes in criminal defense practices. At WeedenLaw, we’ve helped countless Coloradans make it through their criminal trials. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney, like Jeff Weeden, gives you the best chance at having [..]