A Colorado woman was detained in the Douglas County Detention Center after her arrest on a recent Saturday evening. She is accused of committing a host of criminal law violations, one of which is leading police on a chase in a stolen car. Police say the chase came to an end with a crash that involved the stolen vehicle and at least three other vehicles and saw four people transported to a hospital.
A district court judge recently denied a request to try a Colorado teenager who is facing murder charges as a juvenile. Under criminal law in Colorado, anyone who accused of serious crimes such as murder before he or she turned 18 could be charged as an adult. This teen was one of two 17-year-olds arrested and charged with murder last May. Both have turned 18 since then, and both will face the charges as adults.
A man from Colorado Springs Is facing criminal charges after a recent accident. Authorities allege that he committed several violations of the criminal law. Reportedly, his arrest followed a crash on Highway 50.
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.