A freshman cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was recently charged with sexual assault. At a hearing on April 13, the alleged victim in the case refused to testify.
Did you know that anyone in Colorado is eligible to petition the courts to have their criminal records sealed? If you have a criminal past in the state, you do not have to endure ongoing discrimination and other negative consequences. In fact, even those who never had to mount a criminal defense -- perhaps they were just arrested -- can benefit from the sealing process.
"You have the right to remain silent." Anyone who has seen a cop drama knows those words by heart -- and if you have been arrested, you should have been read that statement as a part of your Miranda rights. Colorado criminal defendants have the right to refrain from talking to police officers as they are being taken into custody. They are also afforded the right to an attorney, who can provide them with additional information about their legal options. What do your Miranda rights mean for your criminal defense case? Today, we explore the implications of those rights upon the allegations you may be facing.
Recent events involving National Football League players have really drawn a lot of national attention to the topic of domestic violence. These players who have been implicated are in such a high-profile position that such attention is expected. However, do these events show that violence is actually becoming more of a problem in the United States, whether in Colorado or elsewhere?
Do you know the legal definition of the term "domestic violence" in the state of Colorado? All too many defendants are unaware that their assault and battery and other charges could be upgraded because of domestic violence allegations. Understanding the formal definition of domestic violence can help defendants formulate a more effective criminal defense against these accusations.
Colorado defendants who are facing sex crimes allegations in the Colorado Springs area should know that these accusations are considered very serious violations. In many cases, aggressive criminal defense is required to clear defendants' names, protect their professional careers and prevent further damage to reputation. An arrest for sex crimes should not be allowed to have an unfair impact on your personal life. Instead of simply rolling over and allowing the prosecution to prevail, consider your legal options with a criminal defense attorney.
Is "domestic violence" itself considered a type of crime? Many criminal defendants may be surprised to know that domestic violence is actually a designated violation. Although domestic violence is often paired with other crimes including battery and assault, the violence charge can stand on its own in a Colorado courtroom.
A Colorado state senator is facing serious legal allegations after he reportedly falsified timecards and failed to report income appropriately. The man, Sen. Steve King, will mount a criminal defense against three felony counts and two misdemeanor charges in connection with the alleged violations. He is formally accused of embezzlement of public property, theft, forgery and other significant crimes. Sen. King could spend time behind bars for his role in the crimes.
A Denver police officer is facing serious criminal allegations after he apparently discharged a firearm inside his home. Official reports show that the man, age 42, is accused of domestic violence, child abuse and weapons violations, among other offenses. He allegedly shot his own ceiling six times. He told authorities that he had been popping bubble wrap. However, spent bullets and shell casings were found on the floor of the man's home.
A trial is slated to begin in the coming days in the case of a former Colorado police officer who shot and killed an elk in the midst of a municipality. The man must mount a criminal defense against allegations that he committed several felonies, including forgery, tampering with physical evidence and attempting to influence a public official. The former Boulder officer killed the elk 15 months ago, and the community has been in an uproar ever since.