Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Shoplifting in Colorado

Being accused of shoplifting in Colorado can be a frightening situation that can be made easier to navigate using WeedenLaw.

For many, shoplifting can create immigration problems or problems with work, and so they look for an attorney to help them through the process.

How are Shoplifting Cases Prosecuted?

Most shoplifting cases are prosecuted in municipal court (larger alleged thefts can be prosecuted in the relevant County or District Courts). An attorney will Enter an Appearance on your behalf and demand “discovery” or the evidence the Prosecution [..]

False Sexual Assault Allegations: What To Do When You’ve Been Falsely Accused

False sexual assault allegations–believe it or not, these come around a lot more than the general public would like to believe. You’ve found yourself in this nightmare scenario, being on the wrong side of false sexual assault allegations. And, quite frankly, it’s a situation for which no one can adequately prepare for. We’ll walk you through the steps of what to do when you’ve been falsely accused of sexual assault.

Unfortunately, many situations exist that can lead to this horrible scenario:

    Mischaracterized consensual contact Misidentification by an
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COVID-19 Issues in Criminal Defense Matters

Can a lawyer help during the COVID-19 environment, and how have things changed?

UPDATE as of May 7, 2020:

General Order 2020-8 continues all civil and criminal trials scheduled to commence now through July 6, 2020, subject to further order of the presiding judicial officer.

There is much I can do to help folks out, maybe more now than ever. The Criminal Justice system is in a very fluid place. Just two weeks ago I had a Denver Police Officer screaming on the phone threatening to “destroy” [..]

Colorado Restraining Order

Restraining orders in Colorado are demands issued by the courts that mandate an alleged abuser to avoid contact with the alleged victim. Restraining orders (sometimes called protective orders) are put in place to protect the innocent from domestic abuse situations or other threats.

In Colorado, anyone fearing for their safety can apply for a restraining order from the local court. From here, the judge may issue a temporary restraining order or permanent restraining order.

    What is a Restraining Order in Colorado? Grounds for a Restraining Order What
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Romeo and Juliet Law in Colorado

In Colorado, like in many states, we colloquially call our statutory rape laws the “Romeo and Juliet law”. This is in reference to the fact that Shakespeare’s titular pair were several years apart in age, and that Juliet was underage while Romeo was not; in a Romeo and Juliet law, there is an exception for young people close in age where one is underage.

The premise of the Romeo and Juliet law is that minors are not capable of giving consent to sexual activity. Statutory rape occurs [..]