201705.25
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Denver City Code Sentencing Reform

Sentencing in the Denver Municipal or Denver City Court will change.  Formerly, the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) provided for a one year and/or a thousand dollar fine to be assessed for each violation of the DRMC.  For example, a violation or conviction for Domestic Violence Assault could lead to a one year jail sentence…

201705.04
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Make My Day Defense / Successful Homicide Defense

Although deemed by the media as a “loophole” for purposes of this story, the Colorado Make My Day Law, C.R.S. §18-1-704.5(3), states, “[A]ny occupant of a dwelling who uses physical force in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of the statute shall be immune from criminal prosecution for the use of such force.”  Previous…

201704.19
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Happy 420 Day! Beware the Smell.

Happy 420 Day! Fun Fact: All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction show the time to be 4:20 – it is worth the time to go back and watch (re-watch) this film. Odor of Marijuana The smell or odor of marijuana is still “suggestive of criminal activity” according to the Colorado Supreme Court. The Colorado…