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Colorado legislature Is Considering A Bill That Would Require A DNA Sample

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Blog, Criminal Defense, Denver | Comments Off on Colorado legislature Is Considering A Bill That Would Require A DNA Sample

According to the Denver Post, the Colorado legislature is considering a bill that would require a DNA sample to be provided to the state by anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime in Colorado. Under “Katie’s Law,” all accused felons must provide a DNA sample. Some people believe that Katie’s Law has resulted in several cold cases being solved. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says that DNA collection has been upheld as constitutional by courts. Nevertheless, Denise Maes, policy director for the Colorado ACLU feels that this policy raises privacy concerns. The DNA...

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Charges in connection to a hit-and-run accident dropped.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Blog, Criminal Defense, Denver, Drug Charges, DUI | Comments Off on Charges in connection to a hit-and-run accident dropped.

The Denver Post reports that charges against a young woman who was arrested in connection to a hit-and-run accident are to be dropped. A sixteen year old boy who was running away from a fight was struck and killed on New Years Eve; the driver that hit the boy fled the scene. While looking for a car that matched the description of the vehicle involved in the accident, police were led to a car owned by a 19-year-old girl, which also had damage that the police originally believed was consistent with the accident. The girl’s family and the pastor of her church, however, say that she was at...

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Prank Caller Arrested and Facing a Felony

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Aurora, Blog, Criminal Defense, Denver, Lakewood, Littleton, Violent Crime | Comments Off on Prank Caller Arrested and Facing a Felony

Prank calling is more often than not a non-malicious action that many teens do. However, have you ever thought of the consequences a prank call can have? According to the Gazette, it was one prank call too much for a young man. A prank call landed one man in jail and he is facing possible charges for falsely reporting explosives, a felony menacing charge and impersonating an officer. The man and his 14-year-old stepbrother made 114 prank calls. They identified themselves as the police and told residents that there were explosives outside their houses and they needed to evacuate. The...

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CU-Students Who Brought ‘Pot Brownies’ to Class Face Felony Charges

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Aurora, Blog, Criminal Defense, Denver, Drug Charges, Lakewood, Littleton | Comments Off on CU-Students Who Brought ‘Pot Brownies’ to Class Face Felony Charges

According to The Denver Post, two CU-students, Mary Elizabeth Essa and Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, are facing 18 felony charges for bringing THC laced brownies to their class. The two students brought ‘pot brownies’ to their history class on a designated ‘bring-in-food’ day. They did not make it aware to any of the other students or the teacher that the brownies main ingredient was marijuana. The teacher and the other 7 students were affected by the incident. It was made apparent when several students complained of symptoms including dizziness, anxiety and loss of...

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Robbers Are Tracked Down By Stolen Smartphone

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Aurora, Blog, Criminal Defense, Denver, Lakewood, Littleton, Weapons Charges | Comments Off on Robbers Are Tracked Down By Stolen Smartphone

According to CBS Denver, two men robbed a woman at gunpoint in her home. Police think that the robbery went wrong for the two men. They believe that the two men went into the house thinking no one would be home. However, when they entered the home there was a 75-year-old woman, not knowing what to do they took her phone and held her at gun point. The two men left the house with an iPhone, Rolex watch worth $20,000, a $24,000 sapphire and a diamond ring. The victim’s son used the GPS feature on the iPhone and tracked it back to Parachute, Colorado. The police arrested both the men after...

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Boulder DA Throws Out Pending Marijuana Possession Cases

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Aurora, Blog, Criminal Defense, Denver, Drug Charges | Comments Off on Boulder DA Throws Out Pending Marijuana Possession Cases

The Denver Post reported that in Boulder the DA has decided to toss all pending cases of Marijuana possession under 1 ounce. Due to the support of Amendment 64 he feels that no jury of peers will find the accused guilty. With the overwhelming consensus that Amendment 64 should pass he feels that all pending cases of small amounts of Marijuana possession will hard to prosecute. Despite the possession charges being brought against the defendants before the drug was made legal in Colorado, the DA feels that currently charging defendants with possession charges is counterproductive. The DA was...

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