Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Colorado Criminal Case Records—How To Keep Them Private

Though it can be difficult to keep your criminal charges private in Colorado, under certain conditions, it is possible.

Colorado Criminal Records and Privacy

As you know, a criminal record can negatively affect your life in a variety of important ways and prevent you from acquiring employment and housing, admittance to colleges and universities, denial of certain professional licenses, loan denials and a compromised reputation.

Before the internet, complex bureaucratic hurdles had to be jumped to get access to a person’s criminal history. But these days most [..]

Colorado Child Abuse Laws

A person commits child abuse in Colorado when he or she harms a child under the age of 16 or places the child in a potentially harmful situation.

A vast majority of the criminal cases that arise in relation to child abuse, reckless endangerment (child endangerment), or neglect, begin with a call or report to the Colorado Department of Children and Family Services, also known as DCFS. Reports are taken on a case by case basis, and although every report is not prosecuted, the more serious reports [..]

Domestic Violence Defense Strategies In Colorado

In Colorado, domestic violence is defined as an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in a relationship including spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, co-parents, or a co-habitant when the violent or threatening act is used to coerce, control, punish, intimidate or seek revenge.

When marital or family disputes go beyond a simple argument and a spouse or family member loses control, a verbal disagreement can become physical. With emotions running high, especially [..]

What is Aggravated Assault

Under Colorado law, an aggravated assault is when a person is injured because they are attacked by another person. To determine how serious a prosecutable aggravated assault charge is, it’s necessary to assess whether a weapon was used, the level of injury a victim sustained and the intent behind it.

Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Aggravated AssaultRepresenting Defendants in the Denver Metro Area and Surrounding Communities

Aggravated assault is measured in degrees, and the penalty is assigned accordingly. Whether the aggravated assault is a 1st [..]

Who Has the Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases

In a criminal trial, the burden of proof always falls on the government—prosecution—who must prove criminal charges against a defendant. In the United States, a defendant is always presumed innocent under any and all circumstances until found guilty under the Constitution’s 5th and 14th amendment protections of due process.

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Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Explains the Burden of Proof

For an individual to be found guilty in a criminal court, the prosecution must show beyond a reasonable doubt to a [..]