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January 2018 Archives

Police in Colorado working to move people away from jail

In a new effort in Colorado, stemming from millions of dollars in revenue from marijuana tax, police agencies are working to move people away from jail. Officers are doing their best to help those who are addicted to drugs or who are mentally ill to keep them out of jail and instead steer them towards rehab facilities, housing and treatment facilities. The approach is being used in 10 municipalities across the state.

What is the sex offender registry?

Being charged with a sex crime in Colorado can cause your life to wind up in disarray. You might have trouble finding a job, you could wind up in jail, and you could face hefty fines. If convicted of the charge, you might also have to register on the sex offender list. This list is used by law enforcement agencies to monitor the sex offenders in their jurisdictions.

What to do if you are facing your fourth DUI in Colorado

Driving under the influence is a serious charge in Colorado, but it becomes even more serious if you have multiple convictions on your record. Once you reach a fourth DUI, the potential penalties become very steep because under Colorado law a fourth DUI is a felony crime.

When is it a crime to have a plastic bag in my pocket?

Believe it or not, there are certain circumstances when possessing a completely innocuous item, such as a plastic bag or a piece of tinfoil, is actually a crime. It all boils down to drug paraphernalia possession and the context in which you possess certain items that -- given any other context -- would be perfectly fine to have on your person.

The Colorado laws for underage driving under the influence

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in every state, which means Colorado is no exception. The penalties for being charged with DUI are stiff and they become even tougher with each subsequent offense. Colorado has strong penalties in place for those who are charged with DUI and are under the age of 21. So, what are the penalties for driving under the influence while underage in Colorado?

How are computer forensics used to investigate sex crimes?

Many people have heard the term computer forensics but some just don't understand what it is or the role it plays in various criminal investigations. Computer forensics experts can be found in private firms, police departments, government agencies and even public corporations. So, how are computer forensics used to investigate sex crimes?

Is driving with a BAC less than .05 still illegal?

While states have a blood alcohol content (BAC) limit of 0.08 for driving under the influence, Colorado has stricter laws in place. Anyone operating a vehicle with a BAC between 0.05 and 0.08 can face arrest for driving while ability impaired. Additionally, many other countries in the world make it illegal for drivers with a BAC higher than 0.05 to drive a car. 

Colorado Springs mailman arrested and accused of stealing mail

A mailman in Colorado springs was arrested and accused of stealing mail. Authorities allege that the accused mailman may have stolen 80 letters, which they say they found in his bag. Police claim that half of the stolen letters they found had been opened.

What happens after you have been served with a protection order?

There are safeguards in place to protect victims of domestic violence against their abusers. However, if you are facing accusations of abuse but have done nothing wrong, these same precautions may cause you a great deal of grief and inconvenience. You may have been served with a protection order, which is a court order that Colorado residents can seek to protect themselves from someone they accuse of harming or threatening to harm them.

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