The most serious crimes a person can be charged with are felonies. These charges can be filed at the state or federal level. There are harsh punishments for felony crimes and that can even include the death penalty in some cases. If you are facing a serious criminal charge, it's important that you have a serious defense.
A man has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison for being a felon in possess of ammunition. According to police, the man tried to steal arrowheads from a Colorado Springs sporting goods store last year. He purchased ammunition while he was there, as well as elsewhere.
A 55-year-old man called law enforcement in Colorado and threatened them if they tried to capture him. When the Nevada Highway Patrol did finally locate him, though, he surrendered and was arrested without incident.
Assaults against people are serious offenses. Assaults against animals, unless it was a matter of self-defense, is also a serious offense. Anyone who is accused of an assault against an animal will want to seek criminal defense counsel.
When people see in the news that a homicide was committed, they often think that means that someone was murdered. While it can mean that, it doesn't always mean it. The best way to think of it is like this:
A 34-year-old Colorado Springs man is facing federal charges after police responded to a disturbance call on Halstead Circle on June 20. According to reports, the police were called after someone reported that a shot was fired in the area of the man's home.
Many people hear the term "family law" and think about nothing more than divorce, child custody, spousal maintenance and child support issues. They never consider that these problems can crossover into more dangerous territory, such as many aspects of criminal law.
There is a significant amount of legalese in a Colorado criminal court. Some people charged with a crime may not quite understand what all the terminology means. This is one reason why it's important to have an experienced attorney by your side to help ensure that your rights are not violated while your case moves through the criminal justice system.
You've probably seen many movies and television shows where a defendant's attorney wants to enter an insanity defense. However, this is not a common defense, mainly because it takes a lot to prove that someone meets the criteria for an insanity defense.
Did you know that anyone in Colorado is eligible to petition the courts to have their criminal records sealed? If you have a criminal past in the state, you do not have to endure ongoing discrimination and other negative consequences. In fact, even those who never had to mount a criminal defense -- perhaps they were just arrested -- can benefit from the sealing process.