Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

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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Tax Evasion Penalties

Tax fraud punishment is no joke. The government incarcerates thousands of people every year for tax crimes. Do you know the IRS’s tax fraud punishments?

Frequently, tax fraud punishment is no more than a civil penalty. But, rare cases exist in which the taxpayer can experience criminal charges–when an IRS auditor hands your case over to the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit.  

Jeff Weeden is a Denver attorney with extensive experience in white-collar crime. Tax fraud is a category of white-collar crime that encompasses anything from tax [..]

What is Check Fraud in Colorado?

Check fraud, or writing a bad check to pay for goods or services, is a serious offense in Colorado. Depending on the amount of money in question, penalties may include felony or misdemeanor charges.

Colorado Revised Statute 18.5.205 is the Colorado statute that defines the crime of check fraud. This statute makes it unlawful to issue a check with the intention of defrauding someone for payment of goods and services. 

Jeffrey Weeden is an experienced white-collar crime attorney serving the Denver area. Mr. Weeden understands fraud penalties [..]

Petty Theft and Shoplifter Punishment in Colorado

People will often dismiss petty theft and shoplifting as insignificant crimes. It’s easy to understand why: by definition, petty theft involves taking objects of very little value. But the consequences of petty theft in Colorado can be significant.

Jeffrey Weeden is a criminal defense attorney serving the Denver area. In this post, Mr. Weeden will explain Colorado’s petty theft and shoplifting laws, as well as the potential consequences of petty theft charges. Mr. Weeden will also explain the difference between petty theft and shoplifting in Colorado. Though [..]