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Ruling related to Fourth Amendment, threatens citizens' rights

According to the U.S. Courts website, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual from "unreasonable searches and seizures" to their homes, cars and persons without consent. Upholding the Fourth Amendment is critical to preserving the rights of an individual to privacy and from harassment and unlawful search and seizure by law enforcement.

Search of vehicle lands driver and passenger in jail

When attempting to discover potentially incriminating evidence, police officers must follow very strict rules and procedures. This is especially true in cases where drugs or drug paraphernalia was discovered in an individual's car or home. In such cases, questions may be raised as to whether or not police officers followed proper search and seizure procedures. In cases where doubts are raised over how police officers discovered drug-related evidence, criminal charges may be dismissed.

Colorado man accused of stabbing coworker faces assault charges

A man was arrested after an alleged stabbing attack happened at a gas and oil well site near Greeley. The 34-year-old is accused of stabbing a 20-year-old coworker five times in the face and neck during an altercation. The Colorado man now faces charges of first-degree assault and attempted first-degree murder.

Man accused of brass and copper theft in Colorado Springs

A man has recently been arrested after what the police suspect was a month-long crime spree. The Colorado Springs man is accused of stealing brass and copper worth thousands of dollars from people's yards. He now faces serious theft and criminal mischief charges stemming from these alleged crimes.

3 people arrested for burglary of numerous Colorado Springs homes

Two wanted suspects as well as a third individual were recently arrested after supposedly getting into a car crash. The two suspects were wanted in Colorado Springs for the burglary of over 10 homes in the area as well as at least three in the Security-Windefield area, and the third person was supposedly an occupant of the car at the time of the crash. All were in police custody as of the media report.

Man arrested for theft, drug distribution in Colorado Springs

A man has recently been arrested resulting from an incident that occurred at a Kohl's department store on N. Powers Boulevard. Colorado Springs officers claim that they initially questioned a suspect about shoplifting, but the search of his vehicle supposedly yielded drugs as well. The man now faces charges relating to theft as well as drug distribution allegations.

Man's criminal defense yields restitution fees, probation

A real estate agent accused of deceiving investors in a property scheme has recently been sentenced in court. He was originally suspected of lying to investors about the true value of a Colorado land property then using the excess money for business transactions. In his criminal defense, he was ultimately sentenced to ten years of probation, and during this time, he is expected to pay $1.5 to $1.6 million in restitution back to the investors.

Amendment 64 still leaves considerable discretion to cities

As one of the first states to decriminalize private marijuana use, Colorado has blazed the way for legalized marijuana, no pun intended. Even though it has been over a year since Colorado voters first approved Amendment 64, the state and local communities are still trying to figure out exactly what the amendment means. And while they wait, there is the possibility that individuals who believe they are complying with the rules may be arrested and charged with drug crimes. Until there is utter clarity on what is and what is not illegal under the amendment, there may be individuals charged with marijuana crimes.

Colorado woman arrested in pet door burglary scheme

A 20-year-old woman has recently been arrested in connection with several home burglaries. Colorado police suspect that the woman entered the residences through pet doors until a homeowner supposedly caught her, restrained her and called the police. She has been charged with second-degree burglary.

Colorado man prepares criminal defense against arson allegations

A man whose residence caught fire as officers were attempting to arrest him on an outstanding warrant has been arrested, and he now faces multiple charges. Colorado police suspect that the man purposefully set fire to his mobile home in an attempt to resist arrest. He is now charged with arson as well as cruelty to animals, and other charges against him are pending as he prepares his criminal defense.

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