Long-Term Consequences of a Criminal Conviction


Completing a sentence after a criminal conviction is a wonderful feeling. You served your time, met the requirements for release, and completed probation. It’s time to put your past mistakes behind you and move forward with a new outlook on life now that you’ve learned to value your freedom. But what happens when the new-found…

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Sealing Vs Expunging Criminal Records in Colorado


Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes those past mistakes are serious and have long-term implications. When a past mistake or bad judgment results in a criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life it can have long-term impacts on your educational opportunities, career, and relationships. It may even make it difficult to rent…

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Sex Offender Laws in Colorado


Colorado takes sex crimes very seriously, with rigorous prosecution of alleged sex crimes and harsh penalties upon conviction. Because the law considers convicted sex offenders as a threat to the public, they also face a lifetime with their name on a sex offender registry list with specific requirements for updating their information. A conviction for…

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Can Online Solicitation Be Charged as a Sex Crime in Colorado?


Colorado has some of the country’s harshest laws against sex crimes. Unfortunately, this makes it challenging to overcome charges such as online solicitation even when the accusations are false or a misinterpretation of the truth. Penalties for convictions of sex crimes such as online solicitation are severe and life-altering, making a swift and aggressive defense…

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Are Federal Sentencing Guidelines Mandatory?


When a judge or jury convicts an individual of a crime, their legal punishment for that crime is known as their “sentence.” Sentences in criminal convictions typically involve one or more combinations of incarceration, probation, parole, and fines. While judges have some leeway in sentencing decisions in state and local courts, many crimes, such as…

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