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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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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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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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What Is “Second-Degree” Assault in Colorado?

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

Under Colorado law, assault crimes are divided into three categories: third-degree, second-degree, and first-degree assault. Although not as severe as first-degree assault, while more serious than third-degree assault, second-degree assault is a serious criminal offense in Colorado that can lead to severe penalties such as imprisonment. However, the severity of the penalty someone convicted of assault depends on which category of assault their conduct falls under.

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The Differences of Bodily Injury and “Serious” Bodily Injury

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

Crimes that leave victims with injuries are taken seriously by prosecutors and the courts. However, the circumstances that legally constitute “serious bodily injury” as a distinct condition from “bodily injury” can present a challenge for defendants.

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How Do Self-Defense Claims Actually Work?

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

Self-defense is one of the most sensitive aspects of the legal system, as claims are hotly contested. If you are attacked or in a situation that poses a great risk to your safety, you have the right to self-defense. There are many aspects of self-defense claims that you should know. Read on to find out how self-defense claims work and what Colorado law says about them.

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