Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Victims Can Impact the Outcome of a Colorado Domestic Battery Case

The consequences of domestic violence impact not just the individual charged with the offense, but the entire family. Aside from the potential physical and emotional damages of domestic violence, criminal charges can compromise the entire family’s future in some situations.

Although domestic violence should never be tolerated, sometimes a simple misunderstanding or disagreement gone too far can result in charges that both the alleged victim and the accused perpetrator come to regret. In this case, the victim’s testimony may be helpful in getting charges dropped – or [..]

Do You Qualify to Get Your Colorado Criminal Record Expunged?

One of the most devastating consequences of legal trouble isn’t even mentioned at sentencing: long after all is said and done, you’ll be left with a criminal record that comes back to haunt you. For the rest of your life.

How? A criminal record can compromise many important aspects of your everyday life, including employment, housing, loans, higher education – even dating.

Fortunately, depending on the circumstances of your run-in with the law, you may qualify to get your criminal record expunged so that it will not [..]

 Felony or Misdemeanor? What’s the Difference for Colorado Sex Crimes

Some sex crimes in Colorado are charged as misdemeanors. Others as felonies. How does the level of charge impact the consequences you face? In this post, we’ll describe the differences and tell you how you can get help if you are facing charges.

Colorado Misdemeanor Sex Crimes

If a sex crime in Colorado is charged as a misdemeanor, it will be prosecuted at the highest possible level for misdemeanor crimes. Here are the two sex crimes normally prosecuted as misdemeanors in Colorado.

Unlawful Sexual Contact

Unlawful sexual [..]

Your Child Just Got Charged: What Colorado Parents Need to Know

Everyone makes youthful mistakes, but some mistakes have more serious consequences than others. If your child has been arrested for a crime, you may be worried about the impact that their mistake could have on their future.

Most kids who end up in the Colorado court system for juvenile crimes are good kids that have made a bad choice or two. Colorado understands this, and allows kids to be given a second chance before they are strictly punished.

In this post, we’ll go over what happens after [..]

Can Colorado Police Search You for Drugs on a Bus?

If a peace officer pulls you over for an alleged traffic violation, they may ask to search your vehicle. You have the right to say no.

Law enforcement officers have the right to search a person or their property only if they have reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime, and if they only suspect you to have committed a traffic offense, they cannot search you for other crimes. This is a part of your Fourth Amendment rights.

But while the Fourth Amendment is a right extended [..]