Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

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.

At the Weeden Law Firm, we fight Denver criminal charges with the strongest [..]

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” [..]

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 [..]

What Is The Make My Day Law?

Finding yourself in a situation where your safety becomes threatened can be very stressful. It is hard to know how to react and how to defend yourself in a legal manner. In a situation like this, there is a thin line between what’s considered assault and what is self-defense. It is important that you’re able to distinguish this, as an assault charge can result in a prison sentence. To make this distinction, you must understand the actions that are legal grounds for self-defense. If the encounter doesn’t [..]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Criminal Lawyers… And Then Some

Criminal lawyers are exactly what they sound like. It’s a lawyer who represents defendants accused of a crime. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you’ll need a criminal lawyer to defend you. This lawyer will speak on your behalf and work to get you the best possible outcome for your situation.

Jeff Weeden specializes in criminal defense practices. At WeedenLaw, we’ve helped countless Coloradans make it through their criminal trials. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney like Jeff Weeden gives you the best chance at having [..]