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 [..]

Domestic Violence Defense Strategies In Colorado

In Colorado, domestic violence is defined as an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in a relationship including spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, co-parents, or a co-habitant when the violent or threatening act is used to coerce, control, punish, intimidate or seek revenge.

When marital or family disputes go beyond a simple argument and a spouse or family member loses control, a verbal disagreement can become physical. With emotions running high, especially [..]

What to Expect in Juvenile Court

How do you, as a parent, know what to expect in juvenile court? Is juvenile court even something you can mentally prepare yourself for? When your child is in legal trouble, you may not know what to expect. You probably know something about the adult criminal court system, which can be scary even for a seasoned defendant. But juvenile crimes are handled less rigidly than those of adults because the goal is not necessarily to punish a child but rather to guide them toward a productive life [..]