Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Why Is Your CO Drug Trafficking Offense Charged as a Federal Crime?

Your drug trafficking offense can be charged as a federal crime in Colorado under certain circumstances. In this post, we’ll detail the reasons why law enforcement officials can charge you at the federal level, and what you can do if you find yourself dealing with a federal case.

Colorado Drug Trafficking Charges

Both state and federal laws penalize drug trafficking, which is the transport, import, sale, and/or manufacture of illegal controlled substances. The level of penalty varies with the type of drug and the amount of the [..]

Colorado Weapons Laws: A Brief Overview

Colorado has a number of specific laws on how weapons are regulated in our state.

In this post, we’re going to provide an overview of those laws, and let you know what you can do if you find yourself facing weapons charges for violating one of them.

There are two weapons laws that apply to all citizens in the state: Title 18 and Title 33. These two laws are intended to offer protection to both citizens and weapons owners.

Title 18

This law permits a person to [..]

How Colorado Shoplifting Can Easily Lead to Serious Charges

Did you know that more and more often individual shoplifting incidents are being combined into a single charge? Did you know if those incidents are combined, the value of items stolen on individual trips can be added into one grand total which will increase the charges and penalties you face?

This article explains why retail theft is under a microscope today, provides a breakdown of charges and a link to penalties, and points out how shoplifting in Colorado can easily lead to you needing to contact a [..]

Strategies Colorado Prosecutors Use to Prove Intent in Burglary Cases

The crime of burglary involves unlawful or unauthorized entry into a building or structure with the intent to commit a crime after gaining access.

Although burglary is typically associated with theft, it is sometimes done with the intent to commit other crimes. For example, assault, vandalism, or a sex crime.

If you commit a crime or attempt to do so, the case for burglary is fairly clear-cut, and you will likely face additional charges for these crimes. However, you need not actually commit a crime [..]

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 [..]