Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Restraining Orders in Colorado

A civil protection order, otherwise known as a civil restraining order is a court order issued to protect the person seeking the order from abuse, harassment, stalking, threats, or intimidation by the person the order is sought against.

It is often sought by victims of domestic abuse, though these victims are not the only individuals to which civil protection orders can be granted. Civil restraining orders can also be granted to victims of sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, or anyone under fear of personal injury or arm. [..]

Colorado Age of Consent Laws

The age of consent in Colorado, is 17 years old. Similarly to other states, when a minor is involved, age difference plays a major role in criminal charges. 

Age of Consent Exceptions

Close in Age Exemption

Colorado has a “close in age” exemption, more commonly known as “Romeo and Juliet Law”. This states that anyone under the age of 15 can legally consent to have sexual relations with someone who is no more than 4 years older. Also, a person who is under the age of 17, [..]

Colorado Arrest Warrant

An arrest warrant, in Colorado, gives the arresting officer the authority to arrest you. This is on the grounds that they believe that you are committing a criminal offense. The officer can then go into your home, workplace, or other places that he/she believes you  may be in order to execute the arrest warrant and take you into custody.

Once you’re arrested, you may then be allowed out on bail. This varies depending on the type and severity of crime that you’re accused of committing, along with [..]

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 [..]