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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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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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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Employment Law

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment Facts & Figures Sexual harassment is very common, especially in the workplace. In fact, the National Conference of State Legislatures reported that more than 7,500 sexual harassment claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2018, which was a 14% increase from 2017. Luckily, US employment laws prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace and victims can...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Criminal Defense

Child Grooming Signs, Stages & Behaviors

What Is the Meaning of Child Grooming? Adults who build stable and trusting relationships with a child under 18 for the purpose of sexually assaulting the minor are considered groomers. As such, you could face state and federal charges for child grooming if the alleged victim is under 15. Oftentimes, child groomers have existing relationships with a victim. They could be a family member, teacher, employer, or other adult...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | In The News

COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries & Possible Compensation

Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Have Long-Term Side Effects? President Biden says all US adults could access COVID-19 vaccines by the end of May, which is significantly ahead of schedule. Whether or not this speculation holds true in two months, the bottom line is vaccines are on the way. Millions of Americans have already received at least one dose, and...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Criminal Defense

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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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Criminal Defense

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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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Personal Injury

How a Snakebite Ended in a Wrongful Death Suit

A Snakebite Resulted in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Here’s Why On May 17, 2019, 62-year-old Priscilla Meredith was bitten by a canebrake rattlesnake while gardening at her home near the Georgia coast. When Meredith arrived at the ER, the doctor did not treat her with antivenom but instead called the Georgia poison control helpline. Helpline workers told the ER...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Criminal Defense

Understanding COVID-19 Coping Mechanisms & Criminal Penalties

Since stay-at-home orders throughout the United States were imposed in March, alcohol sales have increased, according to Nielsen. Further data by IWSR demonstrates that US alcohol e-commerce sales will total nearly $5.6 billion this year, a roughly $3 billion increase from 2019. By 2024, ISWR predicts that 7% of alcohol sales will take place online, despite online alcohol sales comprising 1% of...

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