Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Increasing Crime Stats Driven By Addiction

If your child is struggling with an addiction to drugs, it is likely that your entire family has suffered at the same time.

Drug addiction is painful to watch in a beloved family member. You probably wish every day you could somehow take the pain away, but the situation never improves.

Your loved one may refuse treatment, or he or she may have tried unsuccessfully on numerous occasions to get clean.

Aside from your fears for your loved one’s health, you may worry about the legal ramifications [..]

New Hope For Those Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

When a child who is not sick suddenly dies, there may be few people more traumatized than the parents and caregivers. Often, however, the parents or caregivers become the center of a criminal investigation into the cause of the child’s death. Public outrage is certain when the evidence suggests shaken baby syndrome.

If fingers are pointing at you because a child in your care died or suffered injuries because of SBS, you may be justifiably worried about your future. Whether you are the parent, stepparent, babysitter or other guardian, [..]

Unjust Accusations Could Leave You Needing a Defense

As you know, domestic violence negatively affects numerous people across the country. You certainly want victims of such violence to get the help they need and for the abusers to face justice.

However, you may face concerns of your own when allegations of abusing your spouse or other family members have unjustly been leveled against you. Because domestic violence can result in criminal charges, you will likely want information on defending against the accusations.

Luckily, when presented with such a predicament, you have various options that could [..]

A Legal Guide to Subpoenas and Contempt of Court

As criminal defense attorneys in Colorado, we are often asked about witness related issues. Our most common question – “I’m a witness for a domestic violence case, do I have to testify?” The vague and simple answer is, it depends.

When is a Denver Subpoena Valid?

This answer becomes “yes” if you are personally served a subpoena. A subpoena is a court order that compels you to be at a certain place at a particular date and time, as listed on the subpoena. Below is a list [..]

Juveniles Now Make Up Almost Half of Colorado Marijuana Arrests

Now that marijuana possession is legal in Colorado, parents of teenagers have less to worry about, right? Not so fast. The 2013 amendment that legalized marijuana possession for adults over age 21 didn’t change any of the laws affecting youth under 21.

Juveniles and Marijuana Possession

Juveniles under age 18 now account for a much higher proportion of those arrested for marijuana possession than before legalization, according to a March 2016 report by the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Here are some of the report’s findings related to [..]