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Assault charges filed after Colorado bartender injured

Those who are facing criminal charges in Colorado and other areas of the country often face significant consequences if convicted. Unfortunately, many are not prepared to fully defend themselves. Reports indicate that one man could spend several decades in prison if he is convicted of the attempted murder and assault charges he currently faces.

Felony menacing charged against speeding semi-trailer driver

Many criminal charges are lodged against motorists for assaultive or threatening behavior in Colorado as well as throughout the country. One unusual incident recently resulted in the felony arrest of a 45-year-old man in Weld County. The man allegedly was driving a semi-trailer and apparently sped through a construction zone twice, to the consternation of the construction workers at the site.

Police charge mother with felony child abuse in shooting mishap

The criminal law in Colorado and elsewhere attempts to protect children from abuse by punishing the guilty perpetrator. Sometimes the criminalization of negligent behavior, however, may result in an injustice. That thinking may be a defense that can be used on behalf of a mother who has been arrested on felony abuse charges arising out of the shooting of her 2-year-old son by his 3-year-old brother. Police report that the child found the phone in his mother's purse and shot the gun to "play cops and robbers."

Felony charges alleged against 3 in aftermath of car crash

Street fights that break out spontaneously among younger individuals are commonplace in Colorado and most other states. Sometimes these scuffles and mini-riots include gunshots, killing, wounding and knifing. They can be gang-related. The Colorado Springs police recently arrested three people for engaging in alleged felony offenses over a minor traffic collision that occurred at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, May 21.

No identification or forensic proof may signal a viable defense

Both eyewitness identification and forensic evidence can go a long way in supporting the prosecution of an accused criminal wrongdoer under the Colorado criminal laws. When such evidence does not exist, and if there is not a valid confession, the defendant may have a viable defense to the charges. Recently, a 46-year-old man was arrested by the Colorado Springs Police for allegedly stabbing another male near the Dorchester Park section of the city.

Colorado to issue refunds if criminal conviction is overturned.

For some Colorado residents, being accused of a crime is the first step in a series of terrible circumstances. Having to defend against criminal charges is stressful, both for the defendant and his or her family and friends. Very often, jobs are lost, relationships are ended and financial ruin takes place. For those who are eventually convicted, things degrade even further. A recent court ruling, however, aims to help make things right for those who are able to have a criminal conviction overturned.

Felony charges filed against war vet accused of storming mosque

In Colorado, the crime of criminal mischief is defined as knowingly damaging the property of another or property owned jointly with another. It can be a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the amount of damages inflicted, with damages over $1,000 generally being charged as a felony. The issue is relevant to a recent attack against a Fort Collins mosque in which a 35-year-old man is accused of kicking in the door, breaking windows and throwing rocks into the prayer area.

Criminal conviction leads to woman's arrest on fugitive warrant

The long hand of the law extends further than some of us may think. That seems to be true with respect to the apprehension of a woman in another state recently for a shoplifting criminal conviction out of Colorado from 2014. If the authorities have the right person, it appears that she may not have appeared for sentencing or otherwise violated the terms of her probation.

Felony charges have ex-student facing prison on bomb threat

Disgruntled students have said a lot of uncomplimentary things when they are unsatisfied with their college grades, but such anger rarely goes to the extreme of calling in a bomb threat against the school. That is what a 32-year-old man allegedly did recently when he threatened a bomb attack at Colorado Mountain College if his grades were not raised. He was charged with the felony of false reporting of an explosive device and numerous other serious charges.

Criminal charge of felony menacing filed against man with gun

In Colorado, can a person be arrested for walking near a middle school with a loaded rifle and wearing a hat and camouflage pants? The police in Florence seem to think so because they recently arrested such a person on a criminal charge of felony menacing. The man was apparently walking and not making any stops or threatening gestures. The police started to get calls about him and some observed that he periodically tried to hide the rifle.

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