Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Final blast of Colorado DUI heat set for Labor Day weekend

Final blast of Colorado DUI heat set for Labor Day weekend While summer is coming to an end, it's going to go out in a blaze of Labor Day weekend fun, as people hit the road to attend family get-togethers, picnics, parties with friends, barbeques and more. But Colorado law enforcement officials warn that their "100 Days of Heat" DUI crackdown will come to a conclusion as well this weekend, with perhaps the most intensive DUI enforcement effort yet. More than 90 law enforcement agencies have joined the Colorado State Patrol in increasing DUI efforts [...]

Med student sentenced for DUI, loses school

Med student sentenced for DUI, loses school An Oregon pre-medical student has been sentenced to 17 months in prison, three years of probation and a suspended driver's license for five years. Additionally, his arrest will preclude him from returning to medical school. The student was driving drunk when he struck a motorcyclist, who was injured in the accident. According to his attorney, the student made good grades and rarely drank, but in celebrating the end of final exams in June, made a few bad choices. Though the student does not have a prior criminal record, [...]

Colorado man facing sentencing for attempted sexual assault

Colorado man facing sentencing for attempted sexual assault A Colorado man is facing up to 19 years in prison after recently pleading guilty to a pair of criminal charges. He was arrested on attempted sexual assault and second-degree burglary charges after being accused of taking women's clothing at a University of Colorado dormitory in 2011. A student claimed the suspect also entered her dorm room and sexually assaulted her the night prior to his arrest. The 29-year-old suspect now faces sentencing. The state of Colorado imposes harsh penalties on those convicted of sex crimes, such [...]

Colorado man arrested in alleged international credit card fraud

Colorado man arrested in alleged international credit card fraud Twenty-seven people have been arrested as part of an investigation by the FBI into what it describes as an international credit card fraud scheme, law enforcement authorities said yesterday. Among those arrested in recent days is a Colorado man accused of selling electronics such as Apple iPads, gift cards and Sony computers that he allegedly obtained with stolen credit cards. He lives about an hour north of Colorado Springs in Aurora. He was released on bail yesterday. Arrests in the case have been spread out over [...]

Colorado Springs jail suspect charged with additional bank robbery

Colorado Springs jail suspect charged with additional bank robbery A 45-year-old man charged with robbery at two Colorado Springs banks is now facing an additional accusation of robbing a Glenwood Springs US Bank. The US Bank robbery was in April. The suspect was reportedly identified by two witnesses from the incident who pointed him out from a six-man photographic lineup. One witness, a teller at the bank, stated that though it would have been helpful to see a photograph with the man wearing a hat or glasses, she was 70 percent certain the jail inmate [...]

Colorado woman charged with another teen sex assault

Colorado woman charged with another teen sex assault A 38-year-old woman who lives about 125 miles north of Colorado Springs has been accused by police of sexually abusing two teenagers. She was initially taken into custody on charges that she had oral sex with a 14-year-old boy who was visiting her daughter at their Greeley home earlier this year. She was placed in the Weld County Jail and released on bond, but then arrested once again for sexual assault after a 16-year-old boy came forward to claim that she had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct [...]

Colorado Springs drug trafficking investigation ends in arrests

Colorado Springs drug trafficking investigation ends in arrests A Colorado Springs TV station is reporting that an investigation into area drug trafficking has resulted in the arrests of at least 19 people, including one juvenile. The probe by FBI and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents into heroin sales began in March of this year, though the station notes that it aired a report on drug use and sales at high schools in April of last year. KKTV says many of the arrested suspects are from the very schools it investigated last year. The station says [...]

Former Colorado Springs priest arrested for sexual assault on teen

Former Colorado Springs priest arrested for sexual assault on teen A former Colorado Springs priest, 77, has been charged by law enforcement officials with sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. All of the charges against the former St. Gabriel Catholic Church priest are Class 4 felonies. The teen accusing the priest of sexual assault is 15 years old. Police began their investigation of the cleric after the teenager's sister called them and said she was suspicious of the [...]

Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of assault, robbery

Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of assault, robbery A Colorado Springs man is being held in El Paso County Jail after his arrest on charges that he committed a string of robberies in recent weeks. He's also accused of assault on a couple of occasions. Law enforcement officials say the suspect, 51, used at various times handguns, rocks, knives and lighter fluid in the 13 alleged robberies. He was arrested early this week and is in jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Police say the man wielded a brick or a rock in [...]

Colorado Springs suspect says teen volunteered sex for pay

Colorado Springs suspect says teen volunteered sex for pay A 16-year-old girl's sexual activities are the subject of a Colorado Springs police investigation. The mother of the teenager says her daughter had sex with an adult male who forced the girl to engage in sex with other men for money. The parent wants a restraining order for the man her daughter is "staying with" in an Ore Mill Road motel room. When authorities took the man into custody, the suspect reportedly waived his Miranda rights. A criminal defense lawyer might have advised that the "right [...]

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