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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: I was charged with shoplifting of $20 should I do community service b4 court to show the judge i am remorseful?

I was arrested for shoplifting and when arrested the officer said i wasnt being charged by the state but municipally? Im not sure what that means, also should i do some community service hours before my court date to show the judge i am remorseful ? I would really like to avoid probation and the... Read more »

Brandon U. Luna Esq.
Brandon U. Luna Esq. answered on May 16, 2013

Although this advice may be too late, if you are going to plead guilty, then it is always good to take steps that show you are remorseful.

Brandon

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: Had a felony. 23 years ago. i still cant purchase. a firearm leagally. ?
Brandon U. Luna Esq.
Brandon U. Luna Esq. answered on May 16, 2013

That is right. You still cannot legally possess a firearm.

Brandon

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: Can a person be sent a legal complaint for felony charges via snail mail without being formally charged?

Recently one of my family members was sent via snail mail a complaint about having erroneously charged with two felonies that he does not know about?

Brandon U. Luna Esq.
Brandon U. Luna Esq. answered on May 16, 2013

Yes. This is a valid way to serve your family member. More importantly getting a complaint is actually the same thing as being charged with a crime.

Brandon

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: My brother is being charged for a crime in Colorado. He was charged for a similar when he was a minor. Can this used?

My brother is charged with a sex crime. He was charged with a sex crime when he was 16 but our family was told those records were sealed.He is now 38. In the state of Colorado can these files be brought back out and used against him?

Brandon U. Luna Esq.
Brandon U. Luna Esq. answered on May 16, 2013

Yes, The prior can be used against him. A Typical tactic for the prosecution is to use prior sex accusations against the defendant. If he is hiring an attorney is is vital that this attorney is familiar with defending the use of other act evidence.

Brandon

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Q: What is the next step after an accused person receives a legal complaint/summons in the mail?

The accused does not know the accusers. Can this still be valid? This evidentally occurred in Colorado prior to the accused moving to Idaho.

Brandon U. Luna Esq.
Brandon U. Luna Esq. answered on May 16, 2013

You will want to contact a local defense attorney. That person can get all the information you need about the case and can answer any questions you have.

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