Some aspects of certain drug crimes are illegal and subject to both state and federal penalties. For instance, illegal cultivation and manufacturing may be considered felonies according to state and federal laws. How Colorado residents who are accused of such crimes fight their cases could mean the difference between maintaining their freedom and spending years behind bars.
Police in Colorado had been talking with a woman who they believed had information about the disappearance of her father. Authorities began to suspect the woman after they started receiving calls from concerned family members about not being able to get in touch with her dad. After several visits with the woman and an official investigation into the matter, police took her into custody and she is now facing a murder charge.
The words shooting and Colorado Springs are not words that a local resident wants to hear together. Unfortunately, shootings in this area are fairly common. When such events happen, police are quick to investigate. The investigation into a recent fatal shooting led police to one man, so far. He has since been arrested and could face some serious charges.
Police in Colorado are currently searching for the man believed responsible for holding up a Subway restaurant in Colorado Springs. This incident occurred on Dec. 21. The suspect is said to have brandished a hand-gun during the robbery.
It does not matter if one lives in Colorado or elsewhere, various crimes are treated differently. When it comes to the kind of charges one will face, the details of the alleged crime will make all the difference in whether a person is charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies?
On Oct. 18, three individuals allegedly entered a gun shop in Colorado and took about 10 long guns. Police have yet to identify these individuals. Once caught they will likely face burglary and other charges.
Police in Colorado recently arrested a husband and wife who they say are responsible for the death of their infant son. Both individuals are facing murder and other serious charges. If convicted of these alleged crimes, the consequences may be quite severe.
In Colorado, violent crimes are not taken lightly by those who are charged to uphold the law. For example, those facing assault charges may spend years behind bars if convicted and be forced to pay significant fines. The penalties and potential defenses available in assault cases will the be topic of this week's column.
When a violent crime occurs, police and community members are often desperate for answers. However, answers -- in the form of arrests and charges -- made without sufficient evidence will not provide community members with a sense of peace. For example, it is unclear what evidence supports the recent arrests of four men in connection to a Colorado robbery string.
Colorado Springs police recently arrested two teenagers accused of carrying out an intensive crime spree for the past few weeks. They allegedly participated in a string of robberies using stolen cars, and were also accused of attempted murder and other serious charges. One of the suspects is 18 years old, but the other is 16 and apparently under the jurisdiction at this time of the juvenile court.