Posts tagged "Criminal Defense"

Study: Colorado ranks 14th in juvenile theft crimes

A recently released study by Frontpoint Security that was based on statistics from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention looked at juvenile arrests for larceny and robbery by state. Colorado came in at the 14th highest position. The rankings were based on the number of arrests of juveniles between ages 10 and 17 per 100,000 in 2017. (Maryland came in first, and West Virginia was last.)

Criminal defense basics: The “I Didn't Do It Defense”

When someone is accused of a crime, he or she will always have the legal right to defend against the charges in court. Of course, deciding how to defend against the charges will depend on (1) the nature of the charges, (2) the strength of the evidence being used against the defendant and (3) the potential punishments in the event of a conviction.

Were you accused of drug trafficking? Understand what this means

Simple drug possession usually involves accusations that the defendant possessed a small amount of drugs. When larger quantities of a drug are found in someone's possession, however, the defendant could be accused of drug trafficking. Unlike a drug dealing offense, which relates to an individual offering illicit drugs for sale, a drug trafficking offense relates to the distribution of drugs to multiple dealers on a much larger scale.

Dress right: Know how to dress for court

If you've been spending time in jail awaiting your criminal trial you, probably have two things on your mind: (1) You care more about achieving a not-guilty verdict than your appearance and (2) you're willing to do anything and everything that could give you an advantage during your trial, no matter how small that advantage happens to be.

Understanding a trial and if it's the right choice for you

If there is a potential that you'll have to go to trial, then you want to know all you can about the process. By understanding what happens, you can make a better judgment on whether you want to take a plea deal or go through the entire trial.

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