Getting pulled over by an officer on suspicion of drunk driving can be a frightening - as well as embarrassing - situation, especially if you were sure you were good to drive. But what if you haven't had a drop of alcohol all day and are still pulled over by police for a DUI/DWI? What's worse, you're also showing all of the signs of intoxication and are thus arrested as a result.
Nearly everyone who has ever watched a cop or detective show on television thinks they have a basic understanding of their rights in an encounter with the police. But in truth, things usually aren't as straightforward as they appear on TV.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office recently arrested a 35-year-old police officer from Loveland, Colorado. According to the department, they believe that he committed child abuse and domestic violence, and he was arrested on suspicion of both.
There are thousands upon thousands of college students in Colorado, all of who are looking to have a good time while getting their degree. While most are able to avoid trouble with the law, there are times when students go overboard and end up in hot water.
Nobody wants to find him- or herself in the middle of a domestic violence case. This holds true for the person who has been charged with the crime, as well as the other party.
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.
We hear a lot about the role of social media in the law today, and a recent case out of Colorado proves that Facebook posts can sometimes incite strange behavior. Officials in Centennial say that a Facebook update may be to blame for a giant apartment fire in June. That blaze injured eight people and caused about $1.5 million in damages at a local apartment complex. Investigators say the fire may be traced back to a domestic violence situation that was exacerbated by a social media post. The defendant is facing charges of attempted murder and domestic violence.
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.
John Elway is one of the greatest National Football League quarterbacks of all time. While his 24-year-old son was unable to follow in his father's footsteps on the football field, he has found himself in the news nonetheless. Recently, the younger Elway was arrested in Colorado for suspicion of assault against a woman believed to be his girlfriend.
Violence is never a good answer to any problem. In some cases involving domestic situations which end with one or both individuals being arrested and charged with assault, there may be other factors that ought to be examined and taken into account. For individuals who are public figures, allegations and charges related to domestic assault can haunt them for years.