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Q: My son has to be in court tomorrow at 9. He is being charged with a class give felony charge. Will we need a lawyer?

He's never been in trouble before. He did not know He was entering a vacant house until he was inside. He did not knowingly and willingly break in.

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Douglas T. Cohen answered on Nov 5, 2019


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Q: What element are needed to prove criminal attempt to commit sexual assault in Colorado General intent or Specific intent
Douglas T. Cohen
Douglas T. Cohen answered on Nov 1, 2019

The short answer is: Sexual assault has an element of the mental state of "knowingly" crime, even if an attempt v actual sex assault. "Knowingly" is a general intent crime.

To be "specific intent" the mental state usually has to be "with intent" or "intentionally." If the charge is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Q: Can i get in trouble for continuing my relationship with my boyfriend who has a dv with me and is taking it to trial?

My boyfriend and I had started out in what i thought to be a dream vome true relationship. However, september of last year we got into a scuffle over something he was hiding on his phone. The cops got invovled and now he is taking it to trialeven though he admitsto me to what he did. He began... Read more »

Douglas T. Cohen
Douglas T. Cohen answered on Jun 7, 2019

If this is in Colorado, there is a mandatory protection order that prohibits your boyfriend (the defendant) from contacting you.

You cannot get in trouble for contacting him (unless you are breaking some other law), but he can get in trouble for having contact with you in violation of the...
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