Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Can You Be Arrested For Fishing Without A License?

Can you be arrested for fishing without a license in Colorado?

The short answer is: probably not. Unless there are extremely extenuating circumstances, there will be no jail time for fishing without a license. But there could be severe penalties for fishing without a license. 

Hunting and fishing are common pastimes in the United States, and especially so in Colorado. Thus, there are plenty of rules and regulations in place to protect outdoorsmen and wildlife. When you break those rules or regulations, there could be serious consequences. [..]

So You’ve Been Served A Notice of Hearing After A Wildlife Violation. What Now?

Have you ever gotten a notice of hearing after a wildlife violation?

Documents like the notice of hearing are designed to give you all the information you need in one place. This sounds convenient, yet they often use language that can be tricky to understand. 

Jeff Weeden is a criminal defense attorney in the Denver area, representing clients in wildlife and fishery violations. If you’ve found yourself in a position where there’s a chance the state could suspend your license, we’re going to break down your notice [..]

5 Most Common White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Not all crime is violent. Some crimes, such as credit card fraud, forgery, and money laundering are not physically violent. In this post, Denver attorney, Jeff Weeden explains the five most common white collar crimes in Colorado.

Common Misconceptions About White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Federal agents coined the term “white collar crime” to describe these crimes in the 1930s. 

When a court charges you with a white collar crime, you may believe that because the crime is not violent, your punishment will be insignificant. This is [..]

Acts That Constitute White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Referring to crimes committed by persons of respectability and high social status through their occupation, one of the most influential criminologists of the 20th century, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” in 1939. The name came from the fact that these criminals characteristically wore suits rather than the blue-collared shirts of industrial workers.

White-Collar Crime in Colorado Today

Today, white-collar crime is usually financially motivated, nonviolent, and committed by business and government professionals – but you don’t need to wear a suit or a [..]