Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Do I Need A Criminal Lawyer in Colorado?

The answer is a resounding YES.

If you’ve been charged with any crime or suspect you’re going to be arrested, it’s not too soon to retain a criminal defense attorney. While you think you can handle your case alone, the repercussions of not retaining a savvy, experienced criminal defense attorney could make the difference between prison or freedom, a criminal record or not.

Consequences for Criminal Convictions in Colorado

Worst of all, a criminal conviction can take your freedom. Even if you think the charges aren’t serious, [..]

What You’re Up against If Charged with Domestic Battery in Colorado

If you’ve watched any shows about law enforcement ever, you’ve probably heard the term “assault and battery.” What you might not know, however, is that in Colorado these are actually two separate charges.

Battery charges can be serious, and offenders may be especially anxious if they are charged with domestic battery. Learn what constitutes battery in our state, as well as how to defend against these charges so that you can avoid the consequences that come with conviction.

What Is “Battery” in Colorado?

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What Makes a Crime “Violent” in Colorado?

In Colorado, the laws cover two different basic types of crimes: violent crimes and property crimes. How is a particular act determined to be “violent” or specific to property, though? Can it be both?

We’ll describe both categories of crimes in this post – violent and property – and let you know what you can do to fight back if you are facing charges.

Non-Violent Criminal Acts: Colorado Property Crimes

Most property crimes involve the taking of property or money without the use of force or the [..]

How to Learn Whether or Not You Have a Colorado Criminal Record

Do you have a criminal record?

You may think that the answer to that question should be obvious, but many people have a mistaken notion of how criminal records are created in Colorado.

In this post, we’ll explain what causes you to get a criminal record, how to run a background check on yourself to learn if you’ve got one, and whether you can get your record sealed or expunged.

How You Get a Criminal Record in Colorado

First, let’s clear up the most common myth: you [..]

Denver Sex Offender Registration

If you are arrested for a sex crime in Colorado, there are all kinds of potential consequences that are awaiting you. Prison time. High fines. Probation. Abandonment by neighbors, coworkers, people you thought were friends, and even family members. A criminal record that will follow you around for the rest of your life.

Perhaps the biggest consequence, however, is having to register as a sex offender. If this is part of your sentence, you will be subject to a whole host of frustrating requirements and limitations, such [..]