Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Can Colorado Police Search You for Drugs on a Bus?

If a peace officer pulls you over for an alleged traffic violation, they may ask to search your vehicle. You have the right to say no.

Law enforcement officers have the right to search a person or their property only if they have reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime, and if they only suspect you to have committed a traffic offense, they cannot search you for other crimes. This is a part of your Fourth Amendment rights.

But while the Fourth Amendment is a right extended [..]

Drugs and Alcohol: Two Things That Can Ruin College Life

When you first moved onto your Denver college campus, you were probably nervous about various academic and social issues, such as whether you’d earn good grades and be able to find a close group of friends to hang out with in your free time.

As time went on, you no doubt found your niche and began to feel more at ease with college life. You may also have learned that most problems are temporary, and perseverance and diligence go a long way toward success.

There’s another side [..]

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 of [..]

Jail Time Because You Suffer From Addiction?

People struggle to understand what it’s like to suffer from addiction. In fact, you might not even truly understand it. You might feel like the addiction owns you, which makes it difficult for you to move past it.

Additional problems arise when you encounter law enforcement since their function remains enforcing the law despite the fact that you need help shaking your addiction instead of just spending time in jail.

Criminal Lawyer Explains How Drug Addiction Starts

You made a conscious decision to take drugs the first [..]

Are Juvenile Drug Charges an Automatic Jail Sentence?

As the mother or father of a troubled teen, you likely want to make the best decisions for your child. When he or she faces arrest on juvenile drug charges, finding the right path to follow may be vital.

Rather than accept that your teen could potentially face jail time if convicted, you may wish to find legal routes that could potentially help you seek alternative action.

Denver Rehab for Juveniles

Did you know that juveniles now make up for almost half of the Colorado marijuana arrests? [..]