A 72-year-old Colorado Springs resident was recently arrested for a murder that took place 45 years ago. Advances in DNA technology have led to skilled criminal law attorneys being called upon more and more to defend individuals who are arrested for violent crimes in cold cases. This follows another recent arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer for a murder that was committed 26 years ago.
Anyone in Colorado who faces criminal charges will know that a conviction could mean time in prison. If it involves violent crimes, the consequences can be life changing, including a felony record that will follow a convict forever. Many people might not realize that causing a fatal crash while under the influence of alcohol constitutes a violent crime, even if there was no intention to kill anybody.
At about 3 a.m. on May 18, two juveniles allegedly entered a donut shop in Colorado Springs. They would ultimately be accused of committing violent crimes. Employees of the store claim the two teenagers ordered them to put their hands up, get down on the ground and hand over the cash. They allege that one of the pair became impatient when the cash register was not opened quick enough, and he purportedly struck the employee over the head with his firearm. The gun went off, but no one was hit.
When anybody in Colorado is accused of a crime that involves a weapon, it is typically extremely serious. The reason for this is that the law generally presumes that an individual who possesses a weapon had the intention to use it for other violent crimes. Even attempts to create fear of serious injury in another person by pointing a firearm can lead to severe punishment.
Convictions on criminal charges can lead to many years of incarceration, along with a criminal record and other consequences that can have a severely negative impact on the individuals. However, the laws in Colorado adhere to the presumption of innocence, and the burden is on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This will also be the case for a recently arrested man who is accused of violent crimes.
Colorado residents in the Pilgrim Downs community were ordered by deputies to stay indoors on a recent Wednesday evening. This followed the discovery of a dead body while law enforcement responded to a call about a suspected home invasion. An incident report indicates that police received a call about a possible break-in at approximately 10:30 p.m. Upon checking the residence for burglars, deputies came across the victim's lifeless body, and the possibility of further violent crimes caused the call for the residents to remain inside their homes.
For a person to be convicted of a criminal charge in Colorado, the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The defendant has the right to present a defense during the trial to raise a reasonable doubt. This will be a challenging process, particularly in cases involving violent crimes.
A rural Colorado town in Otero County is abuzz after it became known that a hit list was posted on social media. Too many lives have been lost nationwide in violent crimes committed at schools, and so the suspects were arrested within a short time. The county sheriff says a high school student first provided a tip about the list that included several of the students and teachers at the school.
Parents place a great deal of trust in those who provide an education to their children. These professionals often spend several hours with their children every single day. The vast majority of educators are well-educated professionals, dedicated to the overall well-being of children left in their care. Unfortunately, one educator in Colorado has recently been arrested, accused of violent crimes against a former student.
People make mistakes in life. While some mistakes are relatively minor, while others could be more serious and result in a criminal conviction. However, a conviction of criminal charges does not mean that a person in Colorado or other areas of the country is destined the commit crimes in the future. Unfortunately, one man, previously convicted of stalking, now faces the death penalty after he was charged with violent crimes.