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What Are The 4 Elements Common to Embezzlement?

Embezzlement occurs when an individual steals money or property from their employer. This is a serious accusation to face and can result in surprisingly harsh criminal consequences. In order for prosecutors to convict an individual of this crime, they must prove at all four key elements of embezzlement are present. Element 1: The Property Did Not Belong To The Accused First, basic ownership must be established. The pros[ ... ]

What are the Different Felony Classes in Colorado?

In the state of Colorado, felonies are separated into different classes — 1 through 6. The more serious the crime, the lower number classification it receives. Lower numerical classes tend to also have stricter punishments, like longer sentences in jail and higher monetary fines. Understanding Felony Classifications in Colorado To better understand what felonies fall in each class, let’s break them down. Class 6 Felony Class[ ... ]

Can I Vote if I Have a Felony Conviction?

Voting is a basic American right. However, many states have laws in place that infringe on a person’s right to vote due to their criminal history. Fortunately, Colorado has some of the most progressive voting laws in the country with regard to voters with convictions. Understand Your Voting Rights in Colorado Here in Colorado, you’re able to vote if: You have a past criminal conviction, but your sentence has been complete[ ... ]

Why DUI Arrests Spike During the Holidays

Liquor stores and bars are open year-round, so why do November and December continuously see the highest rates of drunk driving arrests and accidents across the country? Why Are There More DUIs in the Winter Months? More People are Going to Parties and Social Gatherings From Halloween to New Year’s Eve, the winter season is packed with holidays, office parties, family gatherings, and so much more. And traditionally, alcohol is present at[ ... ]

What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Colorado?

Colorado drug laws change often, so it can be difficult to know what the consequences for certain drug offenses, like possession, really are. CONTACT US! Drug Possession Laws in Colorado As of March 1, 2020, Colorado declared it is no longer a felony to possess up to four grams of certain narcotics, including methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin. Addi[ ... ]

New Colorado Criminal Justice Laws for 2022

In an effort to reform the state's criminal justice system, Colorado recently passed a number of different laws that address everything from bond hearing wait times to when criminal records can be sealed. Reforming Colorado’s Criminal Justice System "To build a better Colorado for all, our criminal justice system should promote public safety, red[ ... ]

The Five “Schedules” of Drugs in Colorado, Explained

Because states have the ability to create their own drug laws (within reason), laws regarding legal and illegal drugs are constantly changing at the state and federal level. For example, as of March 1, 2020, it is no longer a Colorado felony to possess up to four grams of such narcotics as methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, or heroin. How Colora[ ... ]

Can I Be Arrested for a Drug Charge Because of a Post on Social Media?

Over the past few years, people have taken to social media to detail aspects of their personal lives, posting about everything from what they did over the weekend to what they’re eating for dinner. Unfortunately, sharing so much can sometimes have negative consequences, especially if posts contain information about underage drinking or illegal drugs. Drug Crimes and Social Media The short answer is yes — social media posts can have real[ ... ]

What is Colorado’s ‘Defelonization’ of Single-Use Drugs?

Facing drug charges is not something anyone would want to be caught with. In Colorado, while the state takes drug crimes seriously, there is a newer law that could mean a lesser punishment for someone charged. What is the Defelonization Law? In May 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed bill [ ... ]

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 come with tough penalties and potential long-te[ ... ]

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