When charged with a crime, it can be difficult to know the best way to fight it. There are often various defense options at one's disposal -- which will all have their negative and positive points. In some cases, there are those Colorado residents who may find that pleading guilty is their best criminal defense.
Sometimes, fighting for criminal charges to be dismissed may not be in one's best interests. Plea negotiation may actually be the way to go. Colorado residents who stand accused of crimes will have to make the decision for themselves, but to do so, it is important to understand what plea negotiation can do.
Cyberbullying is a problem in Colorado and across the United States. It is easy to do and no one is immune to it. Cyberbullies often feel that they are uncensored and can get away with such activity. However, it is possible for an individual engaging in such activity to face charges and a criminal conviction.
Auto-pedestrian accidents happen in the blink of an eye. One minute, a driver is doing his or her thing, and the next minute, a pedestrian is on the ground. The actions a driver takes in that instant will affect what happens in his or her future. Unfortunately, there are those in Colorado who choose not to stick around. Penalties for involvement in a hit-and-run accident may be quite severe.
There is a drug problem in Colorado. This is news that isn't new. Pot was legalized in the state back in 2013, but this has not necessarily been a good thing. According to a recent report, the number of pot-related auto accidents with fatal outcomes is on the rise, and those accused of causing these events may face felony charges as a result.
Police in Colorado recently arrested the man that they believe is responsible for exhibiting menacing behavior near Mount Herman. This individual is also be investigated for any possible connection to a number of other crimes committed in Colorado and other states. The accusations against this individual are quite serious and could cost him life as he knows it if he is convicted on any of the crimes he allegedly committed. This is where a defense attorney can help.
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.
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.
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."
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.