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How to Defend a Criminal Charge

Each criminal case is different from the other but here are some criminal defenses from which a person can get help. For convicting a person of a criminal charge, the prosecutor has to prove the guilt of the person. There are 2 categories of defenses, the first one is “I didn’t do it” and the […]

3 People Charged With Murder In The Death Of A 13-Year-Old

According to the, two teens and an adult have been charged with first degree murder on Wednesday, September 11 following the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy on August 30. Reysean Abram was riding his bike home following an argument at a house party in the Montbello area and was shot once in the […]

Denver Man Pleads Guilty to Laser Attack on Aircraft, Faces 5 Years in Jail

  According to the FBI, Isaias Gonzalez, 25, Denver, pleaded guilty on July 25 to pointing a laser beam at two helicopters while he was visiting Los Angeles on September 6, 2012. One of helicopters belonged to the local news station KTLA 5. The other helicopter had the words ‘Los Angeles County Sheriff’ painted on […]

Zimmerman May Face Federal Charges

Federal prosecutors are looking thru evidence and determining if they are going to charge George Zimmerman with any criminal civil-rights charges in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmermen was found not-guilty last week of criminal charges by the state of Florida but can still be charged in federal court as well as […]

5,000 Jury Summonses In The Trial Of James Holmes

  The judge in the trial of James Holmes, for the movie theater shooting in Aurora, intends to send out roughly 5,000 jury summonses, according to the Denver Post. This would create by far the largest jury pool for a trial that has ever been called in Colorado, and among the largest in the country. […]

Minor Arrested For Leaving A Bomb At His School

  A minor who was arrested for leaving a bomb at his school has been charged as an adult, according to the Denver Post. The sixteen-year-old boy faces charges of attempted murder, use of explosives, possession of explosives and two counts of felony menacing. A teacher at the boy’s school found an explosive device. The […]

Federal Criminal Laws

  The Deseret News out of salt Lake City, UT is carrying an opinion piece by former U.S. Senator Robert Bennett concerning federal criminal laws, and mandatory sentences for those offenses. At one time, very few criminal offenses were federal crimes; most offenses were tried under state laws. While this is still true to a […]

2/3 of Female Prisoners Suffer Psychological Disorder

According to the Denver Post, a significant majority of female inmates in Colorado prisons suffer from psychological disorders. While the percentage of male prisoners suffering from mental illness has been on the rise as well, the percentage is still approximately half that of female prisoners, at around 30%. Many female prisoners have been in and […]

NYE Hit and Run Claims Teen’s Life

New Year’s Eve is always an eventful night. For many people, NYE means drinking with friends and sometimes family. Going out to bars can be a great way to ring in the new year. But many people make poor decisions on NYE. Unfortunately, these poor decisions can cause many life altering  events. One teen’s life […]

Will Colorado Drivers Be Too High To Drive?

According to The Denver Post, law makers are getting close to setting a legal limit to stoned driving. The law makers are trying to create a limit that reflects the science of the drug. Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer to how high a person is based on the amount of active THC per […]