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The Impact of Child Abuse Allegations on Families

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on January 30, 2024

Child abuse allegations are serious and emotionally charged issues that can affect a family, demanding a sensitive approach in their handling. The repercussions extend far beyond legal implications, delving into the profound emotional turmoil experienced by the accused and their loved ones. In this blog post, we aim to shed light on the necessity for a fair defense, acknowledging the complexities surrounding these allegations and the impact on the lives of everyone involved.

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Posted in: Violent Crime

Defending Against Sex Crime Charges with Sensitivity

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on January 15, 2024

Sexual assault allegations cast a long shadow, leaving indelible marks on the lives of the accused. As of January 2020, the Innocence Project reported 375 DNA exonerations in sex offense cases. Roughly 25% of the wrongfully convicted made false confessions, and 11% pleaded guilty despite being innocent. Sex crimes are often seen as a “taboo” topic, and a conviction can lead to devastating consequences. Therefore, it is important to remain sensitive toward the alleged victim in order to preserve the credibility of a case and the accused’s privacy.

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Posted in: Sex Crime

Defenses and the Subjectivity of Disorderly Conduct Charges

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on December 20, 2023

Disorderly conduct charges are often subjective in nature, relying heavily on the interpretation of both law enforcement officers and witnesses. This subjectivity can provide a valuable opportunity for the defense to capitalize on key aspects of the case, which can increase the chances of a successful outcome for the accused.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Defending Against Circumstantial Evidence in Murder Trials

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on December 10, 2023

In murder trials, circumstantial evidence often plays a significant role in shaping the narrative and influencing the jury’s perception. Understanding the prevalence of circumstantial evidence and effectively countering it is crucial for mounting a robust defense.

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Posted in: Violent Crime

Cocaine Crimes and the Negative Stigma Surrounding Users

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on November 30, 2023

Cocaine-related crimes are unfortunately quite common, covering a variety of offenses from possession and distribution to trafficking. Among drug-related crimes, cocaine offenses are particularly notable not only for their frequency but also for the negative stigma attached to those involved.

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Posted in: Drug Crime

No Cheat Codes This Time: Defending “Grand Theft Auto” Charges

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on November 15, 2023

So-called “grand theft auto” charges in Colorado are far from a virtual game; these crimes come with real-world consequences. Defending against grand theft auto charges in Colorado is a serious matter that demands a strategic and comprehensive approach. By understanding the specific elements of motor vehicle theft laws, exploring potential defenses, identifying challenges in the prosecution’s case, and relying on the knowledge of a Summit County defense lawyer, individuals accused of such crimes can navigate the legal system with the best possible chances for a favorable resolution.

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Posted in: Theft Crime

Intent and Proximate Cause in Vehicular Assault Cases

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on October 30, 2023

If you cause an accident while driving and someone is seriously injured, you may be facing civil and criminal prosecution. In a civil case, the injured party would seek damages, which is a monetary award that’s paid to the victim as compensation for a loss or injury.

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Posted in: Violent Crime

How Alcohol Can Exacerbate Acts of Domestic Violence

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on October 15, 2023

There is a strong connection between alcohol use and domestic violence. Defendants charged with domestic violence offenses in Colorado are frequently under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurs. When responding to a domestic dispute 911 call, police are much more likely to arrest a suspect who has been drinking.

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Posted in: Domestic Violence

What You Need To Know About Interlock Ignition Devices in Colorado

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on September 30, 2023

An interlock ignition device (“IID”) is a small, breathalyzer-like device installed in a vehicle’s dashboard. The purpose of this device is to prevent the vehicle from starting if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds the legal limit of .08 percent.

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Posted in: DUI

Elderly Victims and Domestic Violence: Know Your Rights

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on September 15, 2023

Domestic violence against older adults is a deeply concerning issue that often remains hidden from public view. The significance and prevalence of this problem cannot be overstated, as statistics reveal a stark reality. In the United States, approximately 1 in 10 elderly individuals experience some form of abuse, and these numbers might be even higher due to underreporting.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense