An undercover drug operation brought on by another drug bust at a Colorado farm last year has netted Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials with 290 pounds of pot. The investigation had gone on for nine months when authorities raided 19 businesses and homes and arrested over a dozen people.
Many college fraternities, sororities, athletic teams and secret societies have rites of passage that mark the time a pledge becomes an actual member of the group. Some of those rites of passage are initiatory and perfectly benign -- while others constitute abuse known as hazing.
No matter what charges you're facing, you are better off with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you preserve your rights. Even if you are not entirely innocent, it is important to not simply roll over and take whatever a prosecutor wants to throw at you. The reality of the matter is that criminal defense is not just about protecting those who are innocent. It is also the primary way we have to protect those who have made mistakes from being unfairly punished by an overreaching system.
Assault charges can be classified in three degrees in Colorado. There are also different types of assault, such as assault on a disabled or elderly person or vehicular assault.
Sometimes Colorado Springs residents think that a criminal defense is all about refuting that a crime was committed. However, the defense of truth could be used to a defendants' advantage, even if the truth involves the admission that the defendant committed the alleged crime. Let's take a look at how admitting to committing a crime can often help a defendant.
Being wanted for a crime in Colorado could result in an arrest in another state. What usually happens in these situations is the individual is pulled over and/or arrested for an entirely different reason, and then a background check reveals that the person has an outstanding arrest warrant in Colorado.
When false criminal accusations are made, people often have one simple question in their wake: Why? Why would someone make up a crime that never happened and try to pin it on someone else?
A few minutes before 11 on the night of Dec. 15, police officers in Colorado Springs happened to hear gunshots. Officers then reportedly saw two vehicles, a silver BMW SUV and a dark-colored sedan, leaving the area of the shots.
In July 2015, law enforcement officers learned that a man from Colorado Springs drove to Glendale, Arizona, to pick up methamphetamine. The illegal drug was hidden in the sides of a fish cooler.
Over the past few weeks, there have been several reports of people dressing up as clowns and threatening and harassing people. These reports have surfaced across the country, including in Ohio, Texas and North Carolina. Many of the reports have come from school districts.