Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Understanding Probation in Colorado

Navigating probation in Colorado can be overwhelming, but with the right legal guidance, it doesn’t have to be. At WeedenLaw, our team of Colorado criminal defense attorneys is dedicated to simplifying the probation process for our clients. Understanding your rights and obligations under Colorado’s probation system is crucial, whether you’re exploring probation as an alternative to incarceration or dealing with the repercussions of a probation violation. 

Our goal at WeedenLaw is to provide you with the knowledge and legal support necessary to effectively navigate Colorado criminal cases, [..]

Can Additional Charges Be Added in Court?

Criminal cases can be incredibly stressful, especially for first-time offenders, and being formally charged with a crime can feel like the end of the world. But are prosecutors able to add or change charges before a person goes to trial? Can the charges be changed while the trial is ongoing?

Understanding how criminal charges work and how prosecutors can modify them is crucial in any criminal case. Luckily, Denver criminal defense attorney Jeff Weeden is here to help those accused of a crime understand all of the [..]

What to Say to a Judge at Sentencing

The way in which you conduct yourself at a sentencing hearing is crucial to the outcome of your case. One of the most important things for a court to notice is that you are aware of the crime you have committed and that you are regretful of your actions. It goes without saying, but those who do not show remorse for the crimes they commit will likely receive a harsher punishment than those who do. Whatever the reason you are heading to court, you’ll want to leave [..]

When to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one are in legal trouble and face criminal charges, you probably have a lot running through your head. One of the most pressing concerns is likely when to hire a criminal defense attorney, or further, whether you should hire one at all.

There is plenty of evidence that suggests that the best route is to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Having a defense attorney early on in the process can help better secure your freedom and save you [..]

How Do I Fight a False Arrest?

If you were the victim of false arrest, find out more about how you can fight it here in this blog from Denver criminal defense attorney Jeff Weeden. 

What is a legal arrest?

An arrest is generally made after a judge or magistrate grants a warrant to the police. The warrant authorizes the detention of an individual. Arrests may be made without warrants if the authorities have probable cause, or there are extenuating circumstances at the time of the arrest.

Probable cause means that the police officer [..]