The opioid crisis in the United States has gotten a lot of attention in recent months. President Trump declared the crisis a national emergency in late 2017. Many people find themselves addicted to prescription painkillers that a doctor prescribed for a legitimate injury or medical issue.
It doesn't matter what kind of crime you've been accused of. You have the right to formulate a criminal defense, and you also have the right to a criminal trial. During your criminal proceedings, you will need to choose the way you intend to approach and respond to your charges.
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.
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.
The ski resort areas of Colorado, specifically the 5th Judicial District, boast some of the highest DUI arrest rates. It's hard to know if this is because the resort area is the drunkest part of the state or if it's because law enforcement is particularly strict about enforcing DUI laws. According to the police chief in Avon, it's probably a mix of both.
If you've been accused of a crime in Colorado, one way to make your charges and criminal situation a great deal worse is to lie under oath. This is another type of crime known as perjury. If the court discovers that you committed perjury, it will result in elevated punishments when you're convicted and sentenced.
Facing a criminal charge in Colorado Springs does not have to mean the end of your freedom or life as you know it. There are ways to fight the charges, especially if you have consulted with an experienced criminal defense attorney. There are some items of importance you will want to discuss with your attorney and we will touch on them in today's post.
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.
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.
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.