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September 2016 Archives

Colorado Springs date rape charges

Date rape charges in Colorado are exceedingly serious because those who are convicted of such crimes could spend many years in prison. As such, anyone who is currently being charged or investigated for allegedly committing date rape may want to talk with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Driving under the influence of marijuana in Colorado

Many people have questions about how police officers can determine if someone is under the influence of marijuana. In Colorado, there are numerous ways that a police officer can determine whether a driver has more than 5 nanograms of active tetrahydrocannabinol -- the active ingredient in marijuana -- in their system.

Understanding Colorado's ignition interlock restircted license

An ignition interlock device is installed on vehicles by the order of the court to keep individuals from operating a vehicle when they are under the influence of alcohol. In order for the engine to start, the driver must give a breath sample. That is also required at times when driving. If there is alcohol detected, then the vehicle will not start.

Three Colorado murder suspects captured in Illinois

Three Colorado suspects were taken into custody in Illinois, and also accused of drugs and weapons crimes. Later, the same men were discovered to have an open murder warrant for their arrest in Fort Collins, Colorado. When police pulled the men over, they discovered that their car had been reported as stolen, and that a missing person (the murder victim) was the owner of the car.

President grants record number of commutations

President Barack Obama granted clemency to 111 more federal inmates last Tuesday, bringing his grand total for the month of August to a record-breaking 325 clemency grants. In fact, Obama has granted a 673 commutations in all, which means that he has granted more commutations than the previous 10 presidents' records combined, and he's far from done with the process.

In Colorado, Guns And Alcohol Don't Mix

Some gun owners learn the hard way that in Colorado, it's illegal to possess a firearm while intoxicated. This fact can come to their attention quite suddenly, when they find out they are charged with "prohibited use of a weapon" (as defined by CRS 18-12-106) in addition to a DUI or domestic violence charge. It's a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by a jail sentence of 3 to 12 months and a fine of up to $1,000.

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