Being charged with a crime, depending on the severity, can change your life forever. Even some of the most minor crimes can cause you to serve an extended part of your life in jail and/or on probation. There are different defenses you can use to have a charge either dropped or reduced. If not, what are the long-term effects of being incarcerated?
Colorado has laws against the act known as "menacing." In Colorado, menacing involves knowingly placing someone "in fear of serious bodily injury" or attempting to do so. Menacing with a deadly weapon would be the act of threatening another person while brandishing a gun, knife or similar item.
When you think of driving under the influence (DUI), you might automatically think of driving while impaired by alcohol or marijuana. However, impaired driving encompasses a lot more than these two instances. One aspect you might overlook is driving while you are impaired by prescription medications. Even if you are legally prescribed a certain type of medicine, you may not be able to drive when you take it if it is a controlled substance.
Domestic violence, unfortunately, happens quite often. In 2016 alone, more than 18,000 people in Colorado complained to the police about a domestic violence incident.
You're walking home at night when a police car pulls up at the end of the street. The officer gets out and walks over, asking you to stop.