New Guidelines for Pre-Employment Criminal Checks | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has approved a new set of rules regarding criminal background checks on people applying for jobs, according to a report by MSNBC. The EEOC has long had guidelines for the appropriate use of background checks, but when the old guidelines were written, there was no internet, and most employers didn’t […]

Errors in DUI Blood Tests | Denver DUI Defense Lawyer

The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Department of Public Health will rerun tests on about 1700 blood alcohol samples that were collected for drunk-driving investigations. Some Colorado law enforcement agencies have their own blood labs, and some use private services, but many use the state lab to test the alcohol content of blood samples. […]

Racial Make-Up of Jury Pool Affects Conviction Rates | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

In a study led by Duke University on the effect of diversity in jury pools for criminal trials, researchers have found a significant difference in conviction rates for black and white defendants depending on whether the jury pool was all white, or included at least one black person. Researchers found that when a jury pool, […]

Study Shows Black Defendants Face More Jail Time | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan has found a significant disparity in sentencing outcomes between black and white defendants involved in criminal prosecutions. While many people have felt on an instinctive level, or even on the basis of anecdotal evidence, that such a disparity may exist, reading the findings of an academic […]

Boulder DA Seeks Ruling Change

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the Boulder District Attorney’s office is appealing a decision made in the case of Stephanie Rochester, which could have significant impact on trials of similar cases in the future. During a trial in which Ms. Rochester’s defense was that she was not guilty by reason of insanity, she had […]

Man Sought in Robbery of Game Stop

According to the Gazette, a man is being sought by the Colorado Springs police for robbing a Game Stop store on Space Center Drive. At about 9:00, a man who appeared to be in his twenties entered the store, pulled out a gun, and demanded money from the store’s employee. He then fled with the […]

CO Man Killed In Tragic Las Vegas Accident

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the Boulder District Attorney’s office is appealing a decision made in the case of Stephanie Rochester, which could have significant impact on trials of similar cases in the future. During a trial in which Ms. Rochester’s defense was that she was not guilty by reason of insanity, she had […]