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October 2016 Archives

Domestic violence and stalking

It is not uncommon for domestic violence allegations to also include allegations relating to stalking. Courts recognize that it is not uncommon for an aggrieved spouse or significant other to falsely accuse his or her partner of stalking merely out of anger, or to make such accusations in order to gain the upper hand in divorce or other kinds of legal proceedings. For this reason, even if you have been accused of stalking, courts will be open to hear your side of the story during your criminal defense proceedings.

Home growing marijuana in El Paso County

Amendment 64 has allowed Coloradans greater recreation freedom when it comes to marijuana, even though it's still a controlled substance at the federal level. As is well known at this point, this has led to a number of challenges in the state. Colorado's position puts its new approach up against a black market that drives marijuana sales in other states. Many out of state residents have moved here and been arrested for large scale farms that take advantage of the situation.

Countering Confirmation Bias In Criminal Prosecutions

Confirmation bias is the natural human tendency to selectively search out and believe data that confirms one's preconceptions. This type of cognitive bias can lead a person to ignore data that is inconsistent with or contradicts those preconceptions. Numerous studies have shown that confirmation bias is a major cause of false prosecutions and erroneous convictions.

Dealing with false accusations of domestic violence

When police respond to a home on a report of domestic violence, someone is going to jail. It is supposed to be the primary aggressor. How is this determined? In most cases, police officers will speak to both parties, look for any visible signs of injuries and identify any witnesses. If there are no injuries to speak of or any witnesses, it will come down to which story the officers believe.

Man suspected of drunk driving in tragic fatal auto accident

Late last month, a suspect was accused of drunk driving after being involved in fatal car crash. The accident happened in northeast Colorado Springs during the early morning hours on a Wednesday. According to police, the individual who died was an 18-year-old female who died from blunt injuries.

Where does Colorado Springs rank in the state for violent crimes?

A study last year by RoadSnacks.net ranked the top ten cities in Colorado considered to be the most dangerous. Using the Uniform Crime Report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the study looked at the number of violent crimes and property crimes committed in the state. Data from 2013 had a heavier emphasis in the study than other years. Only cities with populations of over 5,000 people were in 2013 were included in the study

'Clown threats' lead to arrest of 15-year-old in Colorado Springs

Over the past few weeks, there have been several reports of people dressing up as clowns and threatening and harassing people. These reports have surfaced across the country, including in Ohio, Texas and North Carolina. Many of the reports have come from school districts.

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