Category: Criminal Defense

Category: Criminal Defense

What Is the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary?

The words “burglary” and “robbery” are often used interchangeably by the average person. However, these words are not interchangeable in legal jargon. A burglary and a robbery are legally different crimes and have different penalties. What is the difference between robbery and burglary, and how do these differences affect you if you are facing charges? The Definition of Robbery According to the[ ... ]

Can I Be Fired For Smoking Marijuana in Colorado?

Colorado was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. However, marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Because of this, you may still face consequences for smoking marijuana - even in a state where it is legal. CONTACT US! Employers’ Rights Employers have the right to maintain a drug-free workplace. According to Colorado law, “Employ[ ... ]

Tips To Avoid Probation Violations In Colorado

When a person is placed on probation in Colorado, they are essentially removed from or spared imprisonment and given a chance to lead a relatively normal life—as long as they agree to follow specific probationary terms. These conditions range from not committing any new crimes to attending regular meetings with a probation officer and can often seem very restrictive. But the consequences of failing to meet to conditions of your probation[ ... ]

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[ ... ]

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 followin[ ... ]

Miranda Rights and Your Freedom

While many people believe that if they are arrested and not read their Miranda rights, they are off the hook, unfortunately, that isn’t the case. However, if the police fail to read you your Miranda rights, the prosecutor cannot use (for the most part) anything you say as evidence against your case. Keep in mind that as is true with all legal issues, these rules can change depending on the situation. What Are Miranda Rights? Th[ ... ]

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:[ ... ]

What EVERY First-Time Colorado Offender Needs to Know

Have you committed a crime for the first time in Colorado? Were you arrested with a crime you didn’t do? If you answered yes to either of those, you’re likely nervous and worried about what will happen next. We will start by saying that the good news is that you have options available to you to protect your future. CONTACT US! What Happens Following[ ... ]

What Is Mortgage Fraud?

When most people think of fraud-related crimes, they picture credit card schemes and ticket scalpers. However, did you know that some people commit fraud using their mortgages? In this blog post, a Denver white collar crimes attorney will review several common forms of mortgage fraud. Mortgage Fraud for Housing Mortgage fraud for housing is when a borrower om[ ... ]

Justice Is Blind: Common Lies Told by Police

The public generally trusts police officers to uphold and fight for what’s right, but did you know that they can lie in order to obtain the truth? In fact, lying and manipulation are not only common tactics used by police, but these tactics are protected by the judicial system. If an authority can lie to you to get what they want, it may be a good idea to learn about the lies they can tell. Luckily, the Law Offices of Kevin Cahill is here to shine a light on the mo[ ... ]

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