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Man accused of participating in Colorado Springs drug ring

Police arrested a 26-year-old man last week for his alleged involvement with a Colorado Springs drug ring. Allegedly, the man helped file 97 bogus prescriptions for drugs and helped remove 11,570 pills from area pharmacies. This most recent arrest marks the 25th arrest related to the alleged drug ring.

How can I defend myself against burglary charges in Colorado?

In the state of Colorado, burglary charges can lead to serious consequences upon conviction. Depending upon the nature and severity of the charges, the defendant could face several years in prison as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. For example, a conviction on first-degree burglary charges in Colorado might mean up to 12 years imprisonment along with fines of up to $750,000.

Where does Colorado Springs rank in the state for violent crimes?

A study last year by RoadSnacks.net ranked the top ten cities in Colorado considered to be the most dangerous. Using the Uniform Crime Report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the study looked at the number of violent crimes and property crimes committed in the state. Data from 2013 had a heavier emphasis in the study than other years. Only cities with populations of over 5,000 people were in 2013 were included in the study

Three Colorado murder suspects captured in Illinois

Three Colorado suspects were taken into custody in Illinois, and also accused of drugs and weapons crimes. Later, the same men were discovered to have an open murder warrant for their arrest in Fort Collins, Colorado. When police pulled the men over, they discovered that their car had been reported as stolen, and that a missing person (the murder victim) was the owner of the car.

President grants record number of commutations

President Barack Obama granted clemency to 111 more federal inmates last Tuesday, bringing his grand total for the month of August to a record-breaking 325 clemency grants. In fact, Obama has granted a 673 commutations in all, which means that he has granted more commutations than the previous 10 presidents' records combined, and he's far from done with the process.

What is a 'wobbler?'

In Colorado, there are certain drug crimes that can be known as "wobblers." A wobbler is a drug crime that is filed as a felony charge, but if the defendant can successfully complete probation or community corrections, the charge becomes a misdemeanor.

Man charged with second-degree assault with golf cart

Many golfers have gotten upset while on the course, but most instances don't go as far as felony charges. A 57-year-old man, though, is currently facing a felony assault charge after prosecutors say he struck another golfer on purpose with a golf cart in Denver, Colorado.

How long does a prosecutor have to file criminal charges?

For many crimes, there is no statute of limitations. In other words, the prosecution may charge someone no matter how long ago the crime allegedly occurred. In Colorado, there are many serious offenses that have no statute of limitations. Examples include murder, kidnapping, treason and forgery.

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