Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

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

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Speedy Trial Calculator for Colorado

Regardless of the charges, as an American, you have the right to a speedy trial. As an experienced criminal defense attorney who cares deeply about each one of his cases, Jeff Weeden can determine the best possible course of action for your case, whether that involves invoking your right to a speedy trial or waiving it. When formally charged, requesting a speedy trial calculator provides a general guideline as to when your trial could be. 

Colorado Revised Statute 18-1-405

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Second Degree Assault in Colorado

Second-degree assault occurs whenever a person causes bodily injury to another person when the injury is caused by a deadly weapon. The state of Colorado considers second degree assault a felony. You may suffer serious consequences for felony assault. Often times, Colorado does not take intent into account. Even if you never meant to cause serious bodily harm, more often than not, that doesn’t matter to the prosecutor. 

What’s the Difference Between Misdemeanor and Felony Assault in Colorado?

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Solicitation of Prostitution in Colorado

Despite the somewhat widespread opinion that prostitution and the solicitation of prostitution are not significant offenses, the state of Colorado prosecutes both very seriously. 

What is Solicitation of Prostitution in Colorado?

Solicitation occurs when someone induces or convinces another person to commit a crime. Solicitation of prostitution is the most common form of solicitation. 

Someone can be guilty of solicitation of prostitution if they solicit someone else for sexual acts in return for money. Or, solicit someone else for money in return for sexual acts. Therefore, both [..]

Legal Defense for Shoplifting in Colorado

While it can be tempting to view shoplifting as a juvenile and inconsequential infraction, the state of Colorado can pursue jail time and enforce significant fines for those convicted of shoplifting. Colorado shoplifting laws also allow merchants to sue shoplifters for various damages in civil court. 

Shoplifting charges can be quite serious, and the consequences can be equally so. If you are facing shoplifting charges in Colorado, an experienced defense attorney can help ensure the best possible outcome for you.

Colorado Shoplifting Laws

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