Everyone gets mad and says things they don't mean. In fact, many people who have been in a fit of rage have been known to make comments that seem threatening or indicate a desire to harm another individual. A situation such as this could be linked to something as simple as a person's inability to control their anger to something more serious, such as intoxication.
When Colorado lawmakers made fourth-time DUIs a felony offense last year, many people wondered if this was the answer to reducing the number of drunk driving accidents in the state. Many are hopeful it will, but is stricter legislation really the most effective deterrent for repeat offenders?
As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, many people will take needed breaks from family by grabbing a drink or two with friends the day before. In fact, the day before Thanksgiving has become such a popular time for going out that some have started calling it "Blackout Wednesday," according to Bloomberg.
If you are a repeat DUI offender, you could face felony charges under Colorado's new law. Specifically, if it is your fourth offense, you could be convicted of a Class 4 felony. This can result in up to six years in prison, up to $500,000 in fines and a felony conviction on your criminal record.
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.
State law has decriminalized marijuana in Colorado, so that means that no one can get in trouble for using it, right? Not so fast; scores of residents in Washington are having to mount a criminal defense because the federal government is targeting them for drug offenses. Washington decriminalized pot around the same time as Colorado did, which is leaving some people fearing that additional raids could soon strike our state.