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.
Four men are in police custody after allegedly taking part in a business that sold fake merchandise. Accused of violating criminal law for money laundering, racketeering and conspiring to sell counterfeit NFL items, hundreds of thousands of dollars are believed to be involved. One of defendants is a former police lieutenant.
No two criminal charges are exactly alike; as such, there is no universal approach that defendants can utilize. Criminal law is an extremely nuanced subject that requires the skills, knowledge and expertise of a professional in order to minimize the potential impact on a defendant's life. At our firm, we take that responsibility seriously.
Being accused of a sex crime can change one's life in many negative ways. Even if a person is not convicted, the court of public opinion may make it difficult or even impossible for that person to continue a normal way of life. In Colorado and across the country, people who are accused of sexual assault often seek the assistance of a criminal law attorney as quickly as possible.
Traffic offense are often seen as minor issues in Colorado, leading many people to fail to take them as seriously as they should. This is perhaps at least partly due to traffic tickets being labeled as infractions or offenses, when, in reality, these types of offenses are indeed violations of criminal law. Even when our clients face misdemeanor charges, we understand the importance of taking these offenses seriously.
Any Colorado resident old enough to remember the gut-churning days marked by the oft-termed "Great Recession" that occurred not so many years ago likely notes well the centrality of mortgage fraud in that national debacle.
Technology seems to be evolving at a much more rapid pace than at any point in recent history, and laws enacted before the widespread use of smart phones do not necessarily reflect current issues that people face. The recent issue of teen sexting at several Colorado high schools underscores the need for updates to current criminal law. A proposed bill could possibly change the harsh consequences that teenagers can face for sharing nude photos of themselves with other teens.