Category : Criminal Defense

Something to Think About the Next Time You Write a Bad Check in Colorado

Writing a rubber check in any state can cost you more than bank fees; you could end up paying out more in fines--or you could end up in jail. Most times a bad check is the result of an accounting error on your part, such as miscalculating how much funds you need to deposit in the bank to cover all of your outstanding checks. In some instances, writing a bad check is desperate move to buy more time to pay creditors who are demanding payment before... Read More

Officials: Colorado Wildfire Caused by Humans

Officials in Waldo Canyon are reporting that the cause of a devastating fire that burned more than 18,000 acres and destroyed nearly 350 homes was caused by humans. Castle Rock criminal defense lawyers know that this doesn't necessarily mean an arson charge will be filed, as "human-caused" could mean accidental as well. However, even those who may have accidentally sparked a blaze should secure legal representation, as there is always the p... Read More

Aggravated Robbery Suspect Pleads Guilty

A Highlands Ranch man accused of a home invasion robbery - as well as a string of other felonies - last year has pleaded guilty at his arraignment. Castle Rock criminal defense lawyers understand that although shots were fired, no one was severely hurt, and authorities are saying the crime was drug-related. The defendant, who was just 18 at the time of his arrest, was facing more than a dozen felony charges, including: First-... Read More

Crime In Castle Rock Increases

Although crime had been on the decline over the last several years, local law enforcement are reporting a recent spike over the last 12 months. Castle Rock criminal defense lawyers understand that property crimes in particular are on the rise, with burglaries climbing by about 17 percent and fraud increasing by about 8 percent. Assaults were also up slightly, by about 4 percent, while robberies, sex offenses and motor vehicle thefts were dow... Read More

PTSD As A Criminal Defense In Castle Rock

With more than 2.6 million troops having been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years, it's been estimated that up to 20 percent may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Castle Rock criminal defense attorneys know that symptoms of this disorder can manifest in many ways, including criminal conduct. We may see it in the form of domestic violence, as soldiers act out against those closest to them, or in the form of DUI or drug ab... Read More

Your Actions Before Trial Can Impact Outcomes

Our Castle Rock criminal defense attorneys want to make it clear to clients and potential clients that how you conduct yourself in the time between your arrest and your trial can impact the outcome of your case. No, it won't affect the facts of what allegedly occurred, and it shouldn't be used to directly decide the outcome. However, positive actions - such as maintaining a job or being involved in volunteer activities - may reflect favorabl... Read More

So-Called “Victims” Often Acting Out Of Revenge

Two Douglas County women have been charged by sheriff's deputies with faking a hate crime against themselves in order to get back at neighbors in their well-to-do condominium association. This case is interesting to our Castle Rock criminal defense attorneys because it's rare that officials will move forward with charges against a so-called "victim" who has fudged or flat-out lied about the details of a case. Part of the reason for that i... Read More

Castle Rock Vandal(s) Strike Pine Trees

Vandalism to a number of large pine trees in a Douglas County gated community has sparked an investigation by the sheriff's office. While there haven't yet been any arrests, our Castle Rock criminal defense lawyers want to use this opportunity to shed light on the fact that what some may view as a simple prank can have long-lasting consequences to your future if you end up charged and convicted. These are situations in which having an experi... Read More

Fire Evacuations Lead to Theft, Burglary Charges

As the wildfires have raged across the state, officials have said that burglary and theft of evacuated homes has become a major concern. In fact, our Castle Rock criminal defense lawyers understand that two individuals are now facing charges for breaking into at least one home in the Waldo Canyon fire evacuation zone. According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, they were conducting a prior investigation regarding identity theft which... Read More

Contact Castle Rock Defense Attorneys For Warrant Help

Having an outstanding warrant in Castle Rock means constantly looking over your shoulder,  never knowing if the officer driving behind you is actually going to pull you over or whether that encounter may result in violence against you. Our Castle Rock criminal defense lawyers know that's always a possibility, as was the case recently with a Larimer County man, whom deputies used a Taser on while making the arrest. A better option is to c... Read More

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