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Should You be Arrested for Driving High in Colorado?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Pot leaf on black rocks | Can You be Arrested for Driving High in Colorado?The Colorado Department of Transportation reports 116 people were killed in accidents caused by drugged drivers in 2014. That makes drugged driving just as dangerous as drunk driving. But how drugged is “too drugged” to drive? Should you be arrested for driving high? This is where the facts are less clear.

First of all, it is important to know the legal limits before getting behind the wheel. A blood alcohol content of .08 constitutes drunk driving. Similar to alcohol, there is an established impairment level in Colorado of five nanograms of active THC per milliliter of whole blood. (more…)

The Heat Is On Campaign to Continue Into the Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Young woman pulled over by a cop | The Heat Is On Campaign to Continue Into the Labor Day HolidayThe Colorado Department of Transportation has launched their “The Heat is On” campaign targeting drunk drivers over busy holiday weekends. The campaign ran the weekend of July 4th and more than 300 arrests were made across the state as a result. The DUI campaign will continue into the Labor Holiday weekend as well. (more…)

Understanding Sexual Assault Charges | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Jail Corridor And CellsPossibly the most life-altering event anyone of us could ever face is arrest for some form of sexual misconduct- be it sexual assault, unlawful sexual behavior, or pornography. Due to the seriousness of these crimes, it is certainly in the best interest of anyone charged with any one of these crimes, to contact a Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately. (more…)

Operation Broken Heart II Results in 42 Arrests in Colorado Alone

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

hand of a prisonerPolice departments in Colorado and across the country have been cracking down on child predators by conducting a sting operation. This sting operation, known as “Operation Broken Heart II”, took place in Colorado and across the country. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has keyed in on offenders nationwide who share child pornography, make child pornography, and attempt to lure children into sexual encounters online. Child sex tourism is a shockingly large industry that results in thousands of children being sold into the sex industry. (more…)

Colorado Springs Police are Shaming “Johns”

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Colorado Springs Police are Shaming "Johns" on TVBeing arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute is not only embarrassing, but it could adversely affect your entire life, including your job, your relationships, and your reputation in the community. Even worse, you don’t even have to be convicted in order to experience the sting of humiliation, and the stigma attached to simply being accused is often enough to ruin someone’s life. Colorado Springs police officers know this – and now they are using it to their advantage. (more…)

Suspected Drunk Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide and DUI

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Whisky, keys and cuffs. Don't Get Charged with Vehicular Homicide and DUIRecently, a Denver man was charged with vehicular homicide and DUI in connection with two fatalities that occurred in a chain reaction car accident.

Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Lee Calhoun surrendered himself at Aurora police headquarters in March after being named in the deaths of one man and one woman in a three-car collision that took place in the early hours of March 10.

According to a police statement, just prior to the accident, Calhoun was exceeding the speed limit and had recently left a bar. (more…)

What are the Differences Between Misdemeanors and Felonies?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

White Bar Jail Cell Front LockedDo you know the differences between misdemeanors and felonies? In most states, misdemeanors are punishable by fines and sometimes jail time, although usually a year or less. Jail time is generally served in a local or county jail rather than a state or federal penitentiary. Depending on the type of misdemeanor, a jury trial may be available; however, defendants may not have the right to a court-appointed attorney for a misdemeanor charge. (more…)