Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

What is the Difference Between First and Second-Degree Murder?

You may be under the impression that all murder is equal and the person who committed the act should face equally harsh penalties. However, according to law, different types of murder have different levels of penalties depending on the facts of the case. The severity of the crime is determined by “degrees.” A murder charge may fall under the first, second, or even sometimes third degree depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. So, what is the difference between first and second-degree murder?

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Burglary vs Robbery: What’s the Difference?

You might think that burglary and robbery are basically the same crimes. In reality, they have some key differences. When determining which type of crime someone committed, Colorado courts take into account several factors. The distinctions between burglary and robbery mainly involve where and how the unlawful taking of something happened. As a result, charges and sentencing vary depending on the type of crime committed, as well as the scale at which it occurred.

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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 [..]

Colorado Law: Is It Assault or Is It Battery?

In Colorado, assault and battery are defined and penalized in different ways… and they might not mean what you think they mean. In fact, technically there is no “battery” in our state.

In this post, we’re going to explain the differences in how these acts are charged and interpreted, and let you know how a strong criminal defense strategy from a Denver criminal defense lawyer who knows how to get results can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Assault in Colorado

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