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Is Catfishing Illegal in Colorado?

Understanding Online Impersonation Crimes Catfishing has become a significant cultural phenomenon that relies on deception to lure another person into a relationship or target them in harmful ways. Over the past decade, catfishing has become widely understood to be the practice of creating a fake online identity to target a specific victim for abuse or fraud. This typically occurs...

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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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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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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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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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3 Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

A Closer Look at Damages in a Personal Injury Case If you got injured through no fault of your own, you need to file a personal injury claim to hold the responsible party accountable for their wrongdoings. Unfortunately, many victims get caught up in the idea that their personal injury claim has no chance of producing a favorable outcome,...

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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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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 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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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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