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What Is The Difference Between a Misdemeanor And a Felony?

In Colorado, the two major categories of criminal offenses are misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors generally include less serious crimes, such as theft of property less than $500 and trespassing. Although misdemeanors are considered to be relatively minor offenses, a misdemeanor conviction is punishable by up to one year in jail and hefty fines. Felony charges on the other hand are serious business and can c[ ... ]

What Constitutes Fraud In Colorado?

Fraud is a broad word that indicates deceit to an extent, and can be confusing to some people. For these reasons, we’ve provided more info on fraud below. Definition & Legal Proceedings To constitute a fraud crime in Colorado, the following elements must be in place: An individual or organization knowingly made a false representation of an impo[ ... ]

What Drugs Are Illegal in Colorado?

Although Colorado famously became one of the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, possession and recreational use of several other drugs remain illegal in the Centennial State. It also remains illegal to participate in some marijuana-related activities, such as driving under the influence and providing it to anyone under the age of 21.[ ... ]

Colorado Drug Possession Penalties

Despite Colorado being one of the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the government still takes a firm stance on drug possession. However, the severity of these crimes can vary based on the drug classification and circumstances of use. Drug Classification Schedules Colorado follows a similar drug classification schedule set by the federal government, which ranks different types of drugs based on medi[ ... ]

How Can Social Media Impact My Domestic Violence Case?

We live in a world where social media is an integral part of many of our lives. Social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook are used by billions of people worldwide to connect and share life events. While social media has become a tool that many of us cannot live without, it’s important to remember that with all of the good social media brings, comes some bad. In particular, social media has created numerous concerns when[ ... ]

4 Key Factors That Could Change the Outcome of Your Criminal Case

Being charged with a crime is often a frightening experience, especially if it’s your first time. If so, you likely want to know what’s going to happen next. The unfortunate truth is that each case is different, and there is no definitive answer as to how your situation will play out. However, there are a few factors that heavily influence the outcome of your case. Key Factors in Criminal Cases The first step to take following[ ... ]

Probation Instead of Jail: Is It Possible in Denver?

This is a question often asked by many people. The answer is yes–it is possible to opt for probation instead of jail in Denver. What Is Probation? Simply put, probation is an alternative to incarceration. The conditions for probation, however, it depends on the charges brought before a court and may vary from case-to-case. The following are common conditions for probation:[ ... ]

Colorado DUI With a Child in the Car: Child Abuse?

  • February 5, 2020
  • DUI

Being charged with a DUI or DWAI can be an extremely stressful experience on its own. When you add passengers into the mix, things can get even worse, especially when the passengers are children. Having a child in the vehicle during a Colorado DUI arrest can lead to a Child Abuse charge (or multiple counts of Child Abuse) on top of the charges for driving under the influence. A Child Abuse charge alongside a DUI charge often results from a[ ... ]

Can I Open a Credit Card Account in My Spouse’s Name?

Some spouses keep their finances separate and under wraps, but other spouses are entirely transparent about their financial situations. In fact, some partners know so much about their spouses’ financial data that they could open credit cards in their spouses’ names. However, is it legal to open a credit card under a spouse’s name? CONTACT US! The Legality of Opening a[ ... ]

What’s Technically a Weapon?

What do a pillow, a hammer, and a gun have in common? They can all be used to injure or kill someone. Does this mean that these items are weapons? Which also raises the question, "can anything be used as a weapon?" Let’s examine the legal definition used in Colorado law. CONTACT US! Legal Definition of a Weapon Under Colorado l[ ... ]

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