Traffic Fatalities in Colorado

Traffic Fatalities in Colorado

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined slightly in 2017, however the data from the state of Colorado tells a different story. There were 642 traffic fatalities in Colorado in 2017, which is the highest number of crash-related deaths in this state since 2004. Sadly,...
How Does the Make My Day Defense Work in Colorado?

How Does the Make My Day Defense Work in Colorado?

Everyone should have the right to protect themselves and their home from intruders. But, the laws governing what residents can and cannot do to protect their homes vary from state-to-state. In Colorado, the “make my day” law gives residents the legal right to use...
The Assumption of Risk Defense in Personal Injury Cases

The Assumption of Risk Defense in Personal Injury Cases

There are several defense strategies that a defendant can use in a personal injury case to escape liability. One of the most frequently used strategies is the assumption of risk defense. When can this strategy be used? How will it affect your case? Here’s what you...
What is Criminal Attempt in Colorado?

What is Criminal Attempt in Colorado?

Many people are under the impression that they cannot face legal consequences for a failed attempt to commit a crime. However, this is not the case in the state of Colorado. Here’s what you should know about criminal attempt: What is Criminal Attempt in Colorado?...
How to Get Evidence Thrown Out in Court

How to Get Evidence Thrown Out in Court

Being charged with a crime is not the same as being convicted of one. To convict a defendant of a crime, the prosecution must present evidence that proves the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. However, some of the evidence that the prosecution wants to...
What Are the Three Types of Plea Deals?

What Are the Three Types of Plea Deals?

There are a number of possible outcomes in a criminal case. The case may go to trial and end with a “not guilty” or “guilty” verdict, however most cases will end with a plea deal. In fact, it is estimated that 97% of federal cases and 94% of state cases are resolved...
What to Expect During A Sentencing Hearing

What to Expect During A Sentencing Hearing

Criminal cases often end with “not guilty” verdicts that set the defendant free. However, a criminal case is far from over if the defendant is found guilty. Every defendant who is convicted of committing a crime must attend a sentencing hearing. Here’s what to expect:...