Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

How Colorado Shoplifting Can Easily Lead to Serious Charges

Did you know that more and more often individual shoplifting incidents are being combined into a single charge? Did you know if those incidents are combined, the value of items stolen on individual trips can be added into one grand total which will increase the charges and penalties you face?

This article explains why retail theft is under a microscope today, provides a breakdown of charges and a link to penalties, and points out how shoplifting in Colorado can easily lead to you needing to contact a [..]

Strategies Colorado Prosecutors Use to Prove Intent in Burglary Cases

The crime of burglary involves unlawful or unauthorized entry into a building or structure with the intent to commit a crime after gaining access.

Although burglary is typically associated with theft, it is sometimes done with the intent to commit other crimes. For example, assault, vandalism, or a sex crime.

If you commit a crime or attempt to do so, the case for burglary is fairly clear-cut, and you will likely face additional charges for these crimes. However, you need not actually commit a crime [..]

What You Should Know about Child Pornography Charges in Colorado

Like all states, Colorado prohibits the possession, receipt, production, and distribution of child pornography. Child pornography is prohibited under a broad statute covering the sexual exploitation of children.

These sex crimes are broken down into three separate charges, with production and sale more harshly penalized than possession. However, possession of more than 20 items of child pornography or multiple convictions are aggravating factors that result in enhanced sentencing.

Unfortunately, child pornography is on the rise – as are efforts by state and federal law enforcement to catch [..]

Everything You Need to Know about Colorado Robbery Charges

If you are facing robbery charges in Colorado, it’s helpful to know the laws and penalties associated with these offenses. We’ll explain them in this post, along with letting you know what you can do to fight your charges.

Understanding Robbery Laws in Colorado

Under Colorado law, robbery is using intimidation, threats, or force to knowingly take any item of value directly from a person or within someone’s presence.

There are three types of robbery in Colorado, which are categorized by whether a weapon was used in [..]

How to Learn Whether or Not You Have a Colorado Criminal Record

Do you have a criminal record?

You may think that the answer to that question should be obvious, but many people have a mistaken notion of how criminal records are created in Colorado.

In this post, we’ll explain what causes you to get a criminal record, how to run a background check on yourself to learn if you’ve got one, and whether you can get your record sealed or expunged.

How You Get a Criminal Record in Colorado

First, let’s clear up the most common myth: you [..]