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5 Common Crimes Committed on Halloween

Beware: Illicit Activities Are Frequent on Halloween Night Halloween is a beloved holiday for many Americans, allowing them to dress-up, trick-or-treat and party. However, like with all good things, your Halloween celebration can quickly come to an end. Crimes are often committed at a higher rate on holidays like New Year’s Eve, Labor Day and Halloween. As Halloween quickly...

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How the Appeals Process Works

Were You Found Guilty at Trial? File an Appeal. The worst word a criminal defendant can hear is “guilty.” However, that doesn’t mean the fight for freedom is over. If you are unhappy with your guilty verdict, you have a viable option called an “appeal.” An appeal sends your case to a higher court for review which allows more...

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Colorado Chance to Compete Law

CO Helps Employees by Banning the Box This time last year, Colorado banned the box for employers with 11 or more employees. This time next year, all employers are required to ban the box. What does this mean? The Colorado Chance to Compete Act intends to help people with a criminal record enjoy opportunities in employment. Prior to this...

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What Is Voter Fraud?

Legal Voting in the 2020 Presidential Election The presidential election is approaching, so you must prepare to exercise your voting rights properly. If you read or watch the news, you may have heard a lot of talk about voter fraud posing a threat to this year’s election. More specifically, President Trump has passionately denounced mail-in voting over the last...

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National Surge in Background Checks & Gun Sales

Background Checks for Guns Increased by 40%, FBI Reports Global pandemic. School and business closures. Unstable economy. Nationwide protests. Police brutality. The desire for self-protection. These are some leading factors that may have resulted in the increase in gun sales in 2020. The FBI reported performing over 4.3 million firearm background checks in January 2021 alone, compared to 2.7...

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What Is the Difference Between Assault & Aggravated Assault?

Is Assault a Felony in Colorado? Unlike many other states, Colorado divides assault into 3 degrees, with first and second-degree assault being known as “aggravated assault” and third-degree assault being the same as simple assault. As such, our lawyers often get asked, “Is assault a felony in Colorado?” The answer: It depends. First and second-degree assaults are felonies, while...

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3 Types of Prosecutorial Misconduct You Need to Know

How Does Prosecutorial Misconduct Affect Cases? Prosecutors are government lawyers who handle investigations and/or prosecutions of criminal offenses. Their goal is to protect the public and adhere to their government duties by working to put criminals behind bars. In Berger v. United States, 1953, the court held that the prosecutor “is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant...

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Charged for Possessing Drugs That Aren’t Yours?

“The Drugs Weren’t Mine” Defense Drug crime suspects often tell police officers, “Officer, those are not my drugs!” While that is a common defense people use upon their arrest, that does not mean it is a lie. It is possible to get arrested for possessing drugs that didn’t belong to you, and it is possible to get acquitted of...

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Financial Dependency & Domestic Violence

Economic Abuse Is a Form of Domestic Violence 26 million Americans lost their jobs in the first five weeks of the 2020 lockdown. Although the unemployment rate has decreased since then, that does not mean the US economy is up and running again. Millions of people remain unemployed or are working part-time until things go back to normal. These...

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Is Sexting a Crime?

Can You go to Jail for Sexting? In this day and age, everything is digital. People can access a wealth of content and the tip of their fingers. It’s easier than ever to send and receive photos, videos, texts, calls, and the like, but with great power comes great responsibility. That being said, sexting is a relatively new phenomenon...

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