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Explaining plea negotiating in Colorado

Being charged with a crime in Colorado is not the end of the road for your freedom. You will be able to work with a defense attorney from the minute you are processed at the police station through to the end of your case. A common method used to help keep people out of jail or to acquire a shorter sentence is that of plea bargaining.

The latest juvenile arrest statistics for Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Police have released the latest information relating to juvenile arrests in the area. There have been nearly 90 juvenile arrests each month in 2017 so far. Fortunately, this figure does not represent a major increase compared to the last five years' worth of data.

A look at penalties and sentencing for theft charges

Being charged with theft can bring about penalties and sentencing that range from minor to severe. A simple theft case can turn your life upside down, even if you've never been charged with a prior crime. Today, we will take a look at the penalties and sentencing for theft charges in Colorado Springs.

The defense of automatism: What is it?

If you were accused of a crime in Colorado, your criminal defense lawyer may have a lot of defense strategies available to use. However, some criminal defense options will be more appropriate to employ than others. One criminal defense strategy, the defense of automatism, can only be applied in extremely rare circumstances.

5 things you can do to help your criminal defense attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, the ultimate outcome of your case is undoubtedly at the top of your mind. Unfortunately, you cannot simply make your problem go away. In several important respects, you are at the mercy of the court and an impersonal criminal justice system.

Why should I care about my right to remain silent?

Have you ever heard this phrase in the movies? "You have the right to remain silent and anything you say can and will be used against you." This sentence is something that the police need to tell you when they're taking you into custody. It's required by law. Failure to tell you this could interfere with a prosecutor's ability to pursue a successful criminal action against you.

Colorado's crime rate rising faster than other states

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, the 30 largest cities in the U.S. saw an average increase in crime rates of .3 percent. However, for Colorado, the increase in the number of murders, rapes, robberies and auto thefts sent the state's crime rate up by 3.4 percent.

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