Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Sex offender laws can trap kids in sex offender registry

Sex offender laws can trap kids in sex offender registry Sex crimes are taken seriously in Colorado and the rest of the country. Laws regarding sexual offenses can vary from state to state. A recent Business Insider piece put together a list of laws that wound up endangering the future of children who made mistakes. The judgement of a child versus the judgement of an adult is totally different. That is indisputable. Punishment for what might be classified as criminal acts, therefore, should treat a child offender differently -- with more forgiveness. Following is a [...]

Colorado bus driver charged with driving under the influence

Colorado bus driver charged with driving under the influence Drunk driving laws in Colorado are no joke. Not only do law enforcement and the courts take DUI cases seriously, but the public casts an intense stigma upon those accused of driving under the influence. That is particularly true when the DUI defendant is accused of driving drunk with kids in his vehicle. A Colorado bus driver was arrested this weekend for suspicion of drunk driving. At the time of his DUI arrest, he was transporting 37 students. That detail about the incident makes the criminal [...]

Colorado ‘bully’ now a juvenile defendant in assault case

Colorado 'bully' now a juvenile defendant in assault case It is all the rage these days to discuss the seriousness of bullying trends throughout the country. A recent Colorado incident caught on video and shared via YouTube made bullying a topic of conversation in the state. Now, the conversation isn't just about bullying but also about a teenager being charged with a violent crime. Should a 14-year-old be charged with third-degree assault for getting into a physical fight with another 14-year-old girl? According to the victim's family as well as some of the Denver area [...]

Underage drinking laws up for debate in Colorado

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. Current Colorado drinking laws require a person to be 21 to consume alcohol. Those caught drinking before that age can be cited for underage drinking. If Brophy has his way and his legislative proposal is approved, there would be [...]

Confessions are now enough to put Colorado crime suspects in jail

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. Because laws change over time, a person who is charged with a crime today might be handled differently than a man charged with that crime ten years ago. A Colorado sex crime defendant is an example of how laws change and how timing [...]

Will teen in high-profile Colorado murder case be tried as adult?

Will teen in high-profile Colorado murder case be tried as adult? We recently published a post about the Colorado teen who has been arrested and charged with the murder of a young girl. The defendant is 17 years old, which adds an element of complication to the way the court will handle this violent crime case. Whether a defendant is tried as an adult or juvenile can make a significant difference in his future. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the teen's criminal defense team to try to get the court to try him as [...]

Sentence issued in mortgage fraud case in Colorado

Sentence issued in mortgage fraud case in Colorado One type of fraud that has been getting a lot of attention in recent times is mortgage fraud. Being accused of having committed mortgage fraud can be a very serious allegation for an individual to face. Recently, a sentence was issued in a mortgage fraud case from Colorado. The case involved a 32-year-old woman from Denver. The woman was accused of having engaged in a mortgage fraud scheme. The scheme allegedly involved several properties in Denver. According to authorities, in connection to transactions involving these properties, the [...]

Deputy clerk in Colorado faces harsh reality of DUI arrest

Deputy clerk in Colorado faces harsh reality of DUI arrest People from all walks of life can become the target of a drunk driving arrest. People from college students to even those professionally involved with the law can end up fighting a DUI charge in Colorado. A county deputy clerk, for example, was arrested last Sunday for suspicion of driving under the influence. The incident has already affected his job, and he hasn't even been convicted of a crime yet. In fact, sources report that the suspect has plans to fight the DUI charge. Still, [...]

Colorado Springs man arrested on sex crime charge

Colorado Springs man arrested on sex crime charge A Colorado Springs man, 29, has been arrested on suspicions that he has repeatedly exposed himself to area women. Police say they believe he has exposed himself on seven or more occasions. He's been charged with indecent exposure. The suspect was in his car and pulled over for speeding this past Monday, police said. The officer apparently noticed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and called for back-up officers. After they arrived, they noticed that the suspect resembled a description of a man sought [...]

Woman accused of identity theft in Colorado Springs

Woman accused of identity theft in Colorado Springs A 26-year-old woman who is suspected of identity theft in Colorado Springs was recently arrested. Police obtained an arrest warrant which also charged her with theft, forgery, and attempting to influence a public official. They say that she assumed a local woman's identity earlier this summer in June, taking advantage of identification for the woman which was contained in her stolen car. Police claim that she used the woman's IDs to create bogus charge accounts in her name at a number of stores, subsequently charging merchandise valued [...]

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