Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Juvenile Sentencing

When your child gets into legal trouble, you may not know what to do or where to turn to next. It is a scary thought leaving your child in the hands of a justice system that you likely know nothing about. However, the good news is that juvenile sentencing is much less harsh than what you may be familiar with in reference to adult sentencing. The goal of juvenile sentencing is not necessarily to punish a child, but to rehabilitate them and guide them toward a more [..]

Burglary vs Robbery: What’s the Difference?

You might think that burglary and robbery are basically the same crimes. In reality, they have some key differences. When determining which type of crime someone committed, Colorado courts take into account several factors. The distinctions between burglary and robbery mainly involve where and how the unlawful taking of something happened. As a result, charges and sentencing vary depending on the type of crime committed, as well as the scale at which it occurred.

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What is Honest Services Fraud?

Honest services fraud is “a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services,” as defined in the related federal statute. It is an extension of mail or wire fraud. As there is no clear definition of “honest services,” the courts reserve the right to define and limit the statute. The original intent behind the federal statute was to lessen government corruption. However, the law’s language does not place a limit on who can be charged with honest services fraud. 

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Differences Between Prostitution and Escort Services

Many people use the terms “escort service” and “prostitute” interchangeably. But are they really the same thing? Are they similar at all? What are the legal differences between prostitution and escort services?

Our experienced Colorado attorneys at Weeden Law will answer your questions and outline the key differences between a prostitute and an escort service.

What is an Escort Service?

An escort service is any person or persons who, for profit, makes themselves available to the public for the purposes of accompaniment or companionship. The “escort bureau” [..]

Bail Amount by Crime

In this blog, we put together a list of the typical bail amounts by crime. This is to give you an approximate idea of what is a reasonable bail amount according to the charge. 

How is bail cost determined?

According to the 8th amendment, anyone arrested for a crime is entitled to a fair bail amount. Bail is not intended to be a punishment. It is simply money that the defendant or someone on behalf of the defendant pays to the court. Once someone pays their bail, [..]