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Finding the right criminal defense to a Colorado crime

There are some crimes that are alleged to have been committed that jump out at those reading the news. Although many cases reported involve customary facts that pertain to the more frequently reported crimes, there are others that may make an individual scratch their head in determining exactly what crime was committed. In these cases, presenting the right criminal defense in a Colorado courtroom can make all the difference.

Colorado handyman arrested for burglary

Burglaries continue to be a big problem across the state. Often, the individuals involved in a burglary will force entry into a home that is in a rural area in order to avoid detection from neighbors and law enforcement. However, when Colorado police are called to the scene of a burglary, they are still able to rely on certain investigative techniques in their attempt to determine who was responsible.

Colorado group charged arrested for drug crimes

In Colorado, police arrested a group of people on charges of drug crimes. 11 individuals were arrested in the drug bust and have been indicted on drug traffic charges for smuggling drugs from Mexico to Colorado. The supposed drug ring spanned from Mexico and had parts in other western states. The drug crimes were discovered by Denver, Colorado police.

Criminal defense underway following identity theft accusations

When an individual is arrested, law enforcement officials sometimes charge them with multiple crimes. Any criminal defense must always address the applicable laws in order to defend an individual against multiple allegations. On occasion, the criminal charges cover a number of allegations that may be different and seemingly unrelated to one another.

Colorado criminal defense: Man seeks sentencing reduction

While the need for a vigorous criminal defense during a trial of pending charges is obvious, there are also many other stages during criminal proceedings when effective counsel is necessary. Whether an individual is merely under suspicion of committing a crime or has been convicted and is hoping to overturn a negative result, an effective criminal defense strategy is crucial. A recent post-conviction application by a man serving a 15 year prison term in Colorado underscores the fact that legal issues often remain long after the ink is dry on a judge's sentencing order.

Supreme Court: okay to collect DNA after an arrest

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may not change DNA collection laws in Colorado but it does highlight the debate surrounding laws that allow police to collect DNA samples without a warrant. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that it is okay for police to collect DNA from individuals arrested for a crime without getting a search warrant.

Crime lab bias may have led to wrongful convictions in Colorado

Errors in state crime labs have been reported across the country, and now, Colorado is taking it's turn. A new report found that the Colorado crime lab has been biased in their reports to help prosecutors convict individuals charged with DUIs. 

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