Arrests of Colorado youths are naturally frightening experiences -- often for the children and their parents. They may be unsure about the procedures that will follow, and the consequences of convictions. Although Colorado criminal law focuses more on rehabilitation than punishment when it comes to children, serious crimes can cause long-term consequences to the futures of convicted juveniles.
Circumstances sometimes make it difficult to resist the temptation to commit a crime in an effort to help resolve another problem. Unfortunately, even with the best intentions of returning ill-gotten funds, situations tend to get out of control quickly. A Colorado man is facing criminal charges after his recent arrest for an alleged theft of about $400,000.
When a person in Colorado is accused of theft, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, it could have an impact on his or her future because it could be regarded as a reflection on one's character. For that reason, anybody facing a criminal charge would be best served by retaining experienced legal counsel. The way such charges are handled may limit the consequences in the future when it comes to employers, lenders and landlords who might have trouble trusting an individual who was convicted of theft.
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.