Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

What You’re Up against If Charged with Domestic Battery in Colorado

If you’ve watched any shows about law enforcement ever, you’ve probably heard the term “assault and battery.” What you might not know, however, is that in Colorado these are actually two separate charges.

Battery charges can be serious, and offenders may be especially anxious if they are charged with domestic battery. Learn what constitutes battery in our state, as well as how to defend against these charges so that you can avoid the consequences that come with conviction.

What Is “Battery” in Colorado?

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Defense Strategies That Can Help You Beat Colorado Sex Charges

If you have been accused of committing a sex crime in Colorado, you’re up against some serious consequences. To protect your freedom and future, it’s essential for you to craft the strongest possible defense strategy to fight back against your charges.

While the only way to really know which strategy is most likely to be successful in your situation is to consult with a knowledgeable Denver criminal lawyer, it can also be valuable to make yourself aware of the resources available to you and the typical strategies [..]

What Makes a Crime “Violent” in Colorado?

In Colorado, the laws cover two different basic types of crimes: violent crimes and property crimes. How is a particular act determined to be “violent” or specific to property, though? Can it be both?

We’ll describe both categories of crimes in this post – violent and property – and let you know what you can do to fight back if you are facing charges.

Non-Violent Criminal Acts: Colorado Property Crimes

Most property crimes involve the taking of property or money without the use of force or the [..]

Apps That Can Stop You from Driving Drunk This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which means that holiday parties will soon start to fill up your schedule. Unfortunately, this time of year is also notorious for high rates of drunk driving and alcohol-related auto accidents.

Because of this, law enforcement officials throughout Colorado will be on the lookout for drivers who may have had too much to drink before getting behind the wheel.

How much is too much?

Legally, the answer is the amount of alcohol that it takes to raise your blood alcohol content [..]

Acts That Constitute White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Referring to crimes committed by persons of respectability and high social status through their occupation, one of the most influential criminologists of the 20th century, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” in 1939. The name came from the fact that these criminals characteristically wore suits rather than the blue-collared shirts of industrial workers.

Today, white-collar crime is usually financially motivated, nonviolent, and committed by business and government professionals – but you don’t need to wear a suit or a white collar to be charged. [..]