A collision on Highway 9 in Colorado on a recent Saturday led to the death of one person and injuries to several other occupants of the two vehicles that were involved. Victims were taken to different hospitals for treatment of injuries of varying severity. One of the drivers was arrested upon his release from the hospital, and he is now facing criminal charges.
Earlier in the year, a string of attempted robberies and robberies occurred at various Colorado businesses and banks. The office of the Denver District Attorney recently announced that four individuals have now been charged with multiple felonies for incidents that happened from May 23 to June 14. The ages of the four accused men are 39, 28, 21 and 19.
Police in Colorado Springs had a busy morning on a recent Thursday in pursuit of an alleged car thief. Criminal law prohibits officials from revealing the identity of the teenager who was eventually arrested. The whole incident lasted only 40 minutes but involved a car theft, burglary, escape, hit-and-run, gun pointing and, ultimately, an arrest. A 16-year-old teen will now be exploring defense options while waiting to learn the details of the charges that will be filed against him.
When adults involve children in criminal activities, they put their rights and freedom under threat. Facing criminal charges is serious, and if children are encouraged to commit crimes, the wrath of the law will be even more severe. This may be the case for a couple sought by Colorado police after they were apparently caught on camera while allegedly shoplifting.
Following investigations over several months, 11 individuals were recently indicted for 185 charges. Multiple criminal law enforcement agencies in Colorado took part in the inquiry into the activities of the group that allegedly stole financial and personal information of over 400 businesses and individuals. It is further alleged that the stolen information was used to illegally obtain a significant amount of money.
In Colorado, any person's criminal record can jeopardize his or her ability to secure a job and rent an apartment. It can even affect child custody and visitation rights. In fact, any charges under criminal law can adversely influence an individual's future. Such might be the prospects of a man that was arrested on a recent Tuesday afternoon.
Jail time may be a real possibility for anybody who faces criminal charges in Colorado. Those who run afoul of criminal law may lose their jobs, drivers licenses, rights to own firearms and/or even visitation or child custody rights. A 35-year-old Colorado Springs man will likely explore his defense options after his recent arrest.
If a person in Colorado or other area of the country makes an allegation against another person, police are obligated to investigate. However, allegations often come down to one person's word against the others, which may be insufficient to gain a conviction on charges stemming from such claims. Regardless of the criminal law issues a person may face, having a professional with experience with the justice system can ensure that he or she is prepared to respond to charges.
Coaches and teachers in Colorado often spend a great deal of time with students. As a result, they develop special relationships with these students -- relationships that are not violations of any criminal law. Unfortunately, many outsiders may not fully understand these unique relationships and may misinterpret them. One teacher has recently been arrested on allegations that he sexually assaulted a student.
Facing dozens of criminal charges for alleged fraudulent activity, a former accountant was recently released from custody. Federal authorities in Colorado claim that he misused clients' money by using funds earmarked for certain taxes for his own personal use. His criminal law charges include various counts of wire and mail fraud as well as 18 counts for filing false tax returns.