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2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • What is Menacing?

    In Colorado, menacing is a criminal offense which occurs if a person knowingly places, or attempts to place, another individual in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. “Serious bodily injury” means bodily harm which, either at the time of the actual injury or later, involves a significant risk of death, permanent disfigurement, protracted loss or impairment of the function of any limb or organ ...
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  • Millennials & Computer Crimes: How Your Knowledge Can Be Incriminating

    If you are a millennial, you’ve grown up around computers and have experience using them to your advantage. However, beware: The court may try to use your knowledge against you. Learn about 4 common computer crimes and how your knowledge could be incriminating. 1.Identity Theft Identity theft is the act of using someone else’s personal information, and it can involve state, federal or financial ...
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  • If I Didn't Steal it, Is Possessing Stolen Property a Crime?

    The answer to this question is complicated. In order for the court to convict you, it must determine that the property was stolen, that you were in control of the property, and that you were aware the property was stolen. Here are the expanded details surrounding this offense and the possible punishments for possessing stolen property . The Property Was Stolen Typically the easiest fact to prove, ...
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  • Federal Crimes vs. State Crimes

    Criminal prosecutions are brought in a variety of jurisdictions: municipal court, county court, state court and federal court. State court prosecutions are for violations of common crimes such as burglary, robbery, assaults, sex offenses and thefts. Federal prosecutions are for violations of crimes which have been declared by Congress to be federal in nature. These crimes include violations of the ...
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  • New Colorado Laws in 2018

    With a new year comes new laws that went into effect on January 1, 2018. The Colorado laws deal with a host of issues ranging from hit-and-run accidents and marijuana sales. The following are some of the more notable Colorado laws that took effect in 2018: Retail marijuana sales – The state is cracking down on retail stores that sell cannabis in an effort to prevent “looping,” which occurs when ...
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  • Assault vs. Self-Defense

    There's a reason many assault accusations are met with the excuse of self-defense. Self-defense is one of the most common defenses in an assault case because there is an incredibly subtle distinction between the two. In the state of Colorado, assault is defined as causing severe bodily injury or an intent to cause serious physical harm. Self-defense, on the other hand, can include an intent to ...
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