Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

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 [..]

Colorado Law: Is It Assault or Is It Battery?

In Colorado, assault and battery are defined and penalized in different ways… and they might not mean what you think they mean. In fact, technically there is no “battery” in our state.

In this post, we’re going to explain the differences in how these acts are charged and interpreted, and let you know how a strong criminal defense strategy from a Denver lawyer who knows how to get results can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Assault in Colorado

Assault involves the intentional or reckless causation [..]

Sex Offender Registration: Which Colorado Crimes Require It?

If you are arrested for a sex crime in Colorado, there are all kinds of potential consequences that are awaiting you. Prison time. High fines. Probation. Abandonment by neighbors, coworkers, people you thought were friends, and even family members. A criminal record that will follow you around for the rest of your life.

Perhaps the biggest consequence, however, is having to register as a sex offender. If this is part of your sentence, you will be subject to a whole host of frustrating requirements and limitations, such [..]