The governor of Colorado is facing a lawsuit by three people after they were forced to register as sex crime offenders for life for incidents that happened as children or years ago. The impact on their lives has left them unable to secure gainful employment and in some situations, unable to secure adequate housing for a sex crime committed long in the past and while they were minors. The plaintiffs allege that the Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act is an invasion of privacy.
An indictment serves as the end of one aspect of an investigation and the commencement of another. When Colorado authorities believe they have enough evidence to charge an individual in federal court, they will present this information to a prosecutor who will then present the evidence to a grand jury. However, even if an indictment on drug crimes or other charges is issued, this is a long ways away from prosecutors being able to secure a conviction against those defendants who they claim are responsible.
There are some crimes that are alleged to have been committed that jump out at those reading the news. Although many cases reported involve customary facts that pertain to the more frequently reported crimes, there are others that may make an individual scratch their head in determining exactly what crime was committed. In these cases, presenting the right criminal defense in a Colorado courtroom can make all the difference.
Burglaries continue to be a big problem across the state. Often, the individuals involved in a burglary will force entry into a home that is in a rural area in order to avoid detection from neighbors and law enforcement. However, when Colorado police are called to the scene of a burglary, they are still able to rely on certain investigative techniques in their attempt to determine who was responsible.