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January 2013 Archives

Look back at why JonBenet's parents were never criminally charged

It has already been more than a decade since the world watched the high-profile Colorado murder case of little beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. The crime of violence brought into question the world of child pageants. "Why would parents want their little girl all dolled up? Is putting a child into pageants asking for pedophiles to notice her?"

Changing marijuana laws complicate DUI laws

With new laws taking effect in the state and in other areas of the U.S. that legalize marijuana use, there's been confusion and debate about exactly where the lines of legality should be drawn both concerning consumption in general, and the effect of marijuana use on driving.

Underage drinking laws up for debate in Colorado

It is the go-to argument for why 18-year-olds should be able to legally consume alcohol: "They can serve our country in the military and carry weapons, but they can't drink?" Colorado State Senator Greg Brophy sees logic in that argument and is bringing it to the legislative table.

Confessions are now enough to put Colorado crime suspects in jail

Laws evolve over time. It is important because time changes so much in the world. Different times call for different measures. Lawmakers learn from experience, too, and make legislative changes as a result of finding rules or processes that don't work.

Court slaps away SEC's regulatory hand; defends statute of limitations

The Supreme Court is considering a ruling involving securities fraud and the statute of limitations. The issue at hand is whether or not the timeframe for the five-year statute of limitations should start when the fraudulent act happened or when regulators first found out about the fraud.

No New Year's Eve DUI deaths, but many DUI arrests

There is good news at the beginning of this new year. Colorado got through New Year's Eve without losing anyone to a drunk driving accident. The holiday can be dangerous on the roads. Law enforcement beefs up its presence in the state in order to try to stop potentially drunk drivers.

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