DUI, Hit-and-Run Suspect Charged with Fatality

Have you ever wondered how much trouble getting a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) would be? How about compounding that traffic offense with a serious injury to an innocent victim – can you imagine the level of despair that can hurtle a person into? Well, unfortunately, that trend is all too [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|DUI, Felonies|Comments Off on DUI, Hit-and-Run Suspect Charged with Fatality

Students May Face Felony for Sexting | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

It boggles the mind what children are capable of these day. Back in the day, when this humble criminal defense attorney was in school and had I wanted to pass a secret message on to another classmate that I crush on, we typically had to write it in cursive on paper that we’d fold up [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Colorado Sex Offender Registry, Felonies, Sex Crimes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Students May Face Felony for Sexting | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

State Rep Pens 2 Felony Bills

Two bills currently making their way through the State Senate could soon change the way some felony cases are prosecuted in Colorado. If passed into law, these bills, penned by State Representative Catherine “Kit” Roupe for House District 17, would reportedly: Make it easier for prosecutors to press felony domestic violence charges against repeat offenders Provide law [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Colorado DUI Laws, Criminal Justice News, Felonies|Comments Off on State Rep Pens 2 Felony Bills

Colorado Felony DUI Law: A Wake Up Call to the Harsh Impacts of Multiple DUI Convictions

A lot has changed over the last few decades in regards to DUI laws and enforcement - both in Colorado and across the nation. In fact, while law enforcement officials may have been inclined to overlook impaired driving or even help impaired drivers get home in decades past, today, they are far more intent on making [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Costs, DUI News, DUI Penalties, Felonies|Comments Off on Colorado Felony DUI Law: A Wake Up Call to the Harsh Impacts of Multiple DUI Convictions

Penalties for Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Colorado

In light of our last blog that defined what extraordinary risk crimes in Colorado are, we thought it would be an apt time to point out just what the specific penalties for these offenses can be upon conviction. Extraordinary Risk Crime Penalties by Offense Class The following table provides an overview of the potential penalties [...]

By |May 24th, 2015|Felonies|Comments Off on Penalties for Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Colorado

Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Colorado: Here’s What You Should Know

When someone is convicted of a crime, that person is usually sentenced by the court to some penalty according to the classification of the offense (i.e., the class of the misdemeanor and/or felony charges associated with the conviction). If, however, the conviction is associated with an extraordinary risk crime, the resulting penalties will usually be [...]

By |May 16th, 2015|Felonies|Comments Off on Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Colorado: Here’s What You Should Know

Air Force Cadet Charged with Sexual Assault, Three Felonies

A 21-year-old U.S. Air Force cadet is currently facing felony sexual assault charges, as well as two other felony charges, for allegedly raping another cadet last year in Boulder County. According to the police report associated with this case, the suspect has been charged with three Class 3 felonies, including: A U.S. Air Force [...]

By |January 16th, 2015|Blog, Felonies, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Air Force Cadet Charged with Sexual Assault, Three Felonies

How to Get Evidence Thrown Out of Court (Pt. 1)

When building and presenting a criminal defense case, one of the most effective strategies for strengthening the defense (and simultaneously weakening the prosecutor’s case) can be to get evidence thrown out of court. In fact, when arguing to get some of the prosecutor’s evidence deemed inadmissible is successful, it can lead to some – or [...]

By |January 5th, 2015|Blog, Defense Strategies, Felonies, Misdemeanors|Comments Off on How to Get Evidence Thrown Out of Court (Pt. 1)