Feb. 1, the day started out like any other day at Angevine Middle School. The pledge of allegiance was recited over the intercom system, and students were allowed to sit or stand during it -- according to school policy. However, word of a teacher allegedly forcing one student to stand soon reached the ears of administration and parents. The Colorado teacher is now facing a criminal charge of child abuse.
Following a criminal conviction, or the entry of a guilty plea, it is possible for one to receive a probation sentence rather than some form of incarceration. Colorado only considers probation in certain types of criminal defense cases. This week, this column will address a few common questions some may have about how probation works.
A Colorado Springs post office worker has been placed on leave, following accusations that he has been stealing mail. Several residents complained of missing mail for a few months, and an investigation into the matter led authorities to this one employee. A criminal conviction could cost him his job and make it extremely difficult to find work in the future. As such, how he fights his case in court is really important.
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.