If you have been charged with a person or violent crime in Denver, Adams, or Jefferson County, it is crucial that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. If you have been accused of False Imprisonment, Harassment, Kidnapping, Contact an attorney immediately if you or a loved one has been contacted by the police.Manslaughter, Menacing, Murder / Homicide, Obstruction of a Peace Officer, Obstruction of Telephone Service, Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, Robbery, or Stalking, you need a plan to protect your future. Read about each of these offenses in Colorado, and contact us immediately if you or a loved one has been contacted by the police.
False Imprisonment is easily charged in Douglas, Arapahoe and El Paso County. It is closely connected to the crime of Kidnapping. You will be charged if you simply block a doorway and prevent someone from leaving their room or residence. Depending on the circumstances (length of confinement and whether or not force was used), you will face either a felony or misdemeanor False Imprisonment charges. Learn more about False Imprisonment charges in the Denver metro area.
Harassment is often charged in Denver, Aurora, and Littleton. The law is poorly written, and the vague definitions make it easy for the police to charge this offense. Harassment accusations are often the result of a disagreement or fight. The Domestic Violence label is often added to Harassment charges. Even a misdemeanor conviction will have a negative impact on your future, so it is wise to consult with an attorney regarding this crime. Learn more about Harassment charges in Colorado.
C.R.S. 18-3-301, 18-3-302
If you have been charged with Kidnapping in Glendale, Thornton, or Englewood, it is vital that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately, because Kidnapping charges can result in a prison sentence. A person will be accused of Kidnapping if they forcibly move a person from one place to another. Even a man picking up his girlfriend and moving her to another room can result in accusations. Learn more about felony Kidnapping charges in Denver County, Colorado.
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A person will be accused of Manslaughter if they recklessly cause the death of another person in Denver, Adams, or Larimer County. It is also charged when someone helps another to commit suicide. This felony offense can result in many years in prison. Whenever a person’s life is taken, law enforcement agencies, District Attorneys, judges and juries take prosecution very seriously. You need to work with an experienced attorney if you have been charged. Don’t stand alone in front of a judge or jury in Colorado – you need someone in court to fight on your behalf. Learn more about Manslaughter charges in Adams County.
A person will be charged with Menacing in Colorado if they put another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. This offense is usually a class 3 misdemeanor, but it becomes a class 5 felony if a deadly weapon was involved. An actual weapon does not have to be present to be charged, however. If the alleged victim is led to believe you have a weapon, you can be charged with the more serious felony Menacing. We have defended hundreds of clients who have been overcharged with this crime. Don’t let one mistake follow you for the rest of your life. Learn more about Menacing charges in Arapahoe County.
Murder, Homicide, and Vehicular Homicide
If a person is killed as a result of another person’s actions, either Murder, Homicide, or Vehicular Homicide will be charged. 1st Degree Murder (C.R.S. 18-3-102) and 2nd Degree Murder (C.R.S. 18-3-103) are the most serious crimes possible in Larimer, Douglas, and Jefferson County. Criminal Negligent Homicide (C.R.S. 18-3-105), Vehicular Homicide (C.R.S. 18-3-106) are also extremely serious offenses. If you have been charged with any of these crimes, don’t’ hesitate to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. You need an advocate in court. Learn more about Murder, Homicide, and Vehicular Homicide charges in Colorado.
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Obstructing a Peace Officer
Obstructing a Peace Officer is easily charged in Jefferson, Denver, and El Paso County. The police charge this crime when they feel you made it difficult for them to arrest you, made their job harder, or denied them access to your home or property. There are many facets to this offense, and any crime which involves the police requires the expertise of an experienced attorney. Don’t stand alone in court when the “victim” is law enforcement. Learn more about Obstruction of a Peace Officer charges.
Obstruction of Telephone Service
A person will be charged with Obstruction of Telephone Service if they knowingly prevent the sending or receiving of any message through a telephone line. Put simply, you will be charged with this offense if you tamper with the phone or device of any person. This crime is often charged after someone takes the phone away from another person and disconnects a call, because they are trying to call the police. Learn more about Obstruction of Telephone Service charges in Colorado.
A person will face accusations of Reckless Endangerment if their actions put another person in substantial risk of serious bodily injury. An example of a person who could be charged with this offense is a rec center employee belaying a climber while under the influence of alcohol, or a lifeguard who leaves their post. There are many defenses to this crime which an experienced attorney can use in court. Learn more about Reckless Endangerment charges.
A person will be charged with Resisting Arrest if they try to prevent a police officer from cuffing and arresting them in Parker, Lone Tree, or Centennial. Resisting Arrest is often charged when people are intoxicated, and don’t understand what is happening. This crime is closely related to Obstructing a Peace Officer. As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we have successfully defended many clients who have been accused of this crime. Don’t try to defend yourself in court when the “victim” is law enforcement; you need an advocate. Learn more about Resisting Arrest charges in Adams County.
Robbery is charged in Englewood, Thornton, or Cherry Creek whenever a person takes an item of value from another person by use of force. It is similar to Theft, but with the added element of the use of force. “Force” is a relative term in Colorado, however. Grabbing someone’s arm while grabbing an item of value (such as a purse) can be considered as the use of force. The vagueness of this definition is why it important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney: Don’t go into court unprepared to defend yourself. Learn more about Robbery charges in Jefferson County.
A person will be charged with Stalking as a result of a couple of circumstances. Stalking charges are the result of following, contacting, or placing any person under surveillance in a way which causes serious emotional distress, or after you issue a threat and then follow that person. For example, if you tell someone they will “regret” after a fender-bender, and then follow them out of the parking lot, you could be accused of Stalking. Stalking is a felony offense, and the aid of a skilled criminal defense attorney is highly recommended. Learn more about Stalking charges in Colorado.
Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney for Person and Violent Crimes
Any crime against another person, or one involving a crime of violence, is taken seriously in Colorado. If you have been charged with a person or violent crime, you need the help of a skilled criminal lawyer. Don’t stand in court and face your alleged victim alone. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney as your advocate is highly recommended.