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Violent Crimes Archives

Does domestic violence increase during the holidays?

The holidays are a stressful time for many people. The five-plus week period between Thanksgiving and New Years' is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But for many families - especially those in which domestic violence or abuse has been alleged -- this isn't the case.

Parole Eligibility Date Calculation

Parole is defined as "the provisional release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions prior to the completion of the maximum sentence period". In Colorado, "Parole is a condition of release from prison, made by an independent seven-member board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Colorado Senate" (doc.state.co.us). Calculating parole differs when you are convicted of a violent crime. 

Why Did I Get Charged With a Crime?

Often we have clients confused how they are charged with a crime when they were not actively involved with the crime itself.  The answer, they are charged under the theory of complicity.  Colorado has enacted the statute of complicity stating, "A person is legally accountable as principal for the behavior of another constituting a criminal offense if, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of the offense, he or she aids, abets, advises, or encourages the other person in the planning or committing the offense." C.R.S 18-1-603

Man charged with kidnapping and assault in Colorado Springs

A 49-year-old man was arrested by Colorado Springs police following an alleged kidnapping incident on April 24. According to reports, the police department received a call around 4:40 p.m. that day from a person claiming to have seen someone preventing a woman from leaving an SUV near Shasta Drive and Fountain Drive. The caller reportedly was able to provide police with possible license plate numbers as well.

Colorado teen mounts criminal defense against assault

A Colorado teenager has been arrested after an altercation that left another man injured in Colorado Springs. The defendant, age 18, will be required to mount a criminal defense against allegations of second-degree assault. He is accused of punching the victim in the face several times, according to an initial investigation. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital after suffering injuries that were not life-threatening.

Man sentenced to 298 years in prison after arrest

A 47-year-old Colorado Springs man was sentenced on Feb. 24 for his involvement in a crime spree in January 2013. According to reports, the man was found guilty of several charges, including attempted robbery, aggravated robbery, assault on a peace officer, criminal impersonation and being a habitual criminal.

Trial continues for Colorado Springs man accused of shootings

One Colorado Springs man is currently on trial for charges stemming from four area shootings from 2001 to 2008. The man has been charged with a total of 31 counts for sniper-style attacks on people involved in his divorce proceedings. The man is accused of killing someone in 2008 who was allegedly romantically involved with this ex-wife, firing shots in the homes of an attorney and judge in 2001 and partially blinding his ex-wife's divorce lawyer in 2002.

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