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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Colorado on
Q: is it illegal for my grandmother to open my package and take some?

I (15 year old) have been earning my own money and decided to use this money to buy a variety of items off amazon. I was on a vacation recently when the packages arrived and because my grandmother (legal guardian) was home i explicitly told her to not open them and just leave them in my room. When... View More

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answered on Jul 21, 2024

It sounds like a frustrating situation you're dealing with. While it might not be illegal for your grandmother to open the packages since she is your legal guardian, it is definitely a breach of trust, especially since you specifically asked her not to open them. As your guardian, she does... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: What do I do if I (the victim) of DV case believe that the perpetrator is being offered an unfair sentence

My boyfriend had been arrested and gone to jail for numerous DV crimes including; battery, assault, arson. He had numerous felonies for violent offense and now after a second violent offense with me is being offered probation with no jail time. This does not make sense to me, what do I do if I... View More

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answered on Jul 5, 2024

As the victim in the case you do have rights under the VRA. You have the right to appear at his next court hearing and tell the Judge that you disprove of the resolution and why you disprove. In some instances, but not all, this can mean the Judge rejects the agreement of the parties.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: My husband served 10 yrs bop on a 10 yr sent fir possession of firearm & ammo by a felon and was on supervised release.

He violated his supervised release for hot uas then was arrested and let out to g ok to half way house. He left there without completing and got a state charge for possession of cont subst which he served a separate 1 yr sentence in doc. He now has to go before fed judge again. Will he be released... View More

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

In situations like your husband's, the outcome can vary widely depending on several factors. When someone on federal supervised release violates the terms of their release, the federal judge has a range of options. These can include extending the period of supervised release, imposing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: I was sentenced 48 months bop with a 36 month turnoff supervised release on a 941c. Possession of a firearm by a

Prohibited person. My guidelines were 36-42 months. So I got a upper variance. I sever 45 of the 48 months before going to ha halfway house on supervised release. I violated 20 days later and went back for another 3 months. I then was released and violated a 2nd time after 4 1/2 months. I then did... View More

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answered on Mar 13, 2024

In the situation you described, if you violate your supervised release conditions again, even without new charges, you can face additional consequences, including more prison time and/or an extension of your supervised release term.

When you violate supervised release, the court has the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: My whole name and ui climate have been locked out indefinitely until integrity hold is reprogrammed... How do I get my

I.d. fixed and those committing violations of human rites turned in I want jystice

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It's concerning that your identity and access to essential services have been compromised. To address the situation, you'll need to take proactive steps to resolve the issues with your identification and pursue justice for any violations of your rights. Start by contacting the relevant... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: I'm mentally disabled with Paranoid schizophrenia , Schizophrenia ,PTSD , Bi-Polar 1, multiple personalities.

I've been discriminated against illegally by an entity within the local , county , state , federal government or military Psyops Units. I'm microchipped, transmitted illegally. All areas of life 24/7 for the past 5-6 years. Gangstalking , gangplanking and other illegal military tactics... View More

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

If you believe you are being targeted and discriminated against, especially due to your mental disabilities, it's important to take steps to address this. The first step would be to document any instances of discrimination or harm you've experienced. This includes taking note of dates,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Criminal Law and Banking for Colorado on
Q: How do I report a racketeering massive scheme I have uncovered , and have proof of

I have been the victim of a severe racketeering organized crime situation. It went on at least 22 years. I am finding a lot of concrete evidence, money laundering using my LLC, TRUSTS, FAKE CONSERVATION COMPANIES, THE BLM HANDED OVER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN GRANT MONEY, FALCIFIED LOANS,... View More

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

To report a suspected racketeering scheme, especially one as complex as you've described, it's essential to approach the right authorities. Since racketeering often involves multiple legal jurisdictions and can be a federal crime, consider contacting the Federal Bureau of Investigation... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Colorado on
Q: Is it possible to purchase a pistol for my situation legally? Thank you for helping!

I'm married so In my green card process in CO. I've EAD Card, Temporary SSN, Currently I'm getting a driver license, Hunting license.

I've been staying Denver for almost more than 1 year.

In my apartment someone got shot and died a couple days ago by some guy so... View More

Roland Godfrey Ottley
Roland Godfrey Ottley
answered on Dec 9, 2023

You need to do a consult with an immigration attorney in Colorado. Here is some information that may help.

According to Colorado Gun Laws, you need to provide identification and pass a background check through a licensed firearms dealer or through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: Does a contempt of court protection order violation charge with a domestic violence factual basis count as a MCDV?

This is for firearm ownership 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (9) and it is a misdemeanor

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

Under 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(9), an individual convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) is prohibited from possessing firearms. Whether a contempt of court protection order violation with a domestic violence factual basis qualifies as an MCDV would depend on the specific... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: A friend and I are having a debate about the legal system in the United States and was wondering if a lawyer could help

Our question is this:

Assuming no criminal history, no prior affiliation with drugs in any capacity, if a civilian were to walk up to an officer on the street, and say "I have cocaine at my house", and go on to refuse any searches and refuse to produce said cocaine, or take any... View More

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answered on Aug 30, 2023

Although I do not practice criminal law, I would think that an admission that you had an illegal substance in the house would be enough to constitute probable cause to obtain a warrant to search the house for that illegal substance. You are basically admitting to the illegal act. At that point,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: If a person is in jail and told they don't need to attend their dispostion hearing what should they do?

A 20 yr old man was arrested in a sting opperation with a "16yr old" girl. The man was released and sentanced to probation. He has been in jail since February 18. Yesterday was his dispostion hearing, he was told he didnt need to attend that they will handle it all on the 27th of March.

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answered on Mar 11, 2023

If the man was told by his lawyer or a court official that he does not need to attend his disposition hearing, then he should follow their instructions. However, if he is unsure or uncomfortable with not attending the hearing, he should contact his lawyer or the court to clarify and discuss his... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: What is the exact law for how you can't kill a human because they killed your pet, since pets are property?

For legal project I am trying to find the same or number of the law about not being able to kill someone because they murdered a pet, which in this case was a pet bird

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 27, 2023

It is unlikely you will find a statute explicitly addressing this question.

Instead, you will likely find “self-defense” statutes which describe when it is legal to use deadly force in the defense of yourself and, in many states, in defense of another person.

A few states allow...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Colorado on
Q: What do I do if transcripts for my case we’re just put in and they do not reflect what actually happened in court?

It’s a dependency and neglect case opened a year ago. There have been no transcripts and finally after court last time I checked again and there are a year with of transcripts but all of the information is wrong, it even skips from 9/22 to 9/21 then back to 9/22. So there not even in order.

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answered on Sep 15, 2022

Court reporters transcribe court proceedings. It is not common that they are wrong. However you can request an audio of the proceedings.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: I had Mimosa Hostilis bark seized by the USDHS. Can I face legal repercussions and is this grounds for a search warrent?
Sean Maye
Sean Maye
answered on Dec 28, 2020

While I am not familiar with this particular substance, the fact that it was confiscated by USDHS certainly means you "can face legal repercussions." If the possession/amounts possessed are criminal and this is verified, a law enforcement agency could certainly claim there is probable... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: I purchased Mimosa Hostilis root bark and it was seized by the US Department of Homeland Security under 19CFR145.59

My Q's are as follows: Should I expect legal trouble (and start hiring a lawyer) as it is my understanding this is NOT and illegal substance. Is this grounds for a Judges to issue a warrant for the search of my home?

Sean Maye
Sean Maye
answered on Dec 28, 2020

If USDHS seized the substances because the substances are, as the cited statute states one of for which "importation is prohibited, or import of which in any manner is contrary to law," then you can very likely "expect legal trouble." Evidence of this type of crime also... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Is blasting an air horn outside of an elderly handicapped persons dwelling on a daily basis considered assault?
Courtney Edwards
Courtney Edwards
answered on Apr 14, 2020

Potentially. Criminal assault occurs when a person knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person. Bodily injury is defined as physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical or mental condition. More likely though, this is a noise violation - either Disorderly Conduct... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: If someone failed to report an entire source of income over 2 years. What’s the chance they will see prison time?

If they have been turned in via 3949a

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
answered on Mar 22, 2020

It is impossible to say without additional information. This is also something that should not be discussed in an open forum. You need to stop looking for answers here and contact a tax attorney where attorney client privilege will apply.

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: My ex-husband had $742, plus 5 overdraft fees at $35 each, spent from his debit card. He reported the fraud to the bank.

He cancelled his card. Now it turns out, our 17 year old son spent the money. Is this a felony and what do we do?! Will the bank file charges?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jul 29, 2019

This family situation is what the world calls a dilemma. However, as long as the bank did not lose any money they should care less. Use this as a teaching time for the kid--before he leaves the nest.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Colorado on
Q: A friend of mine is on the verge of having to serve a 5 year federal BOP sentence. She needs an injunction against those

She requires a civil injunction against those who seek to deprive her of her property while she is away. She is a New Mexico resident. She owns Harleys... Trucks... A home...etc... Her plea bargain is on the docket for July 11th, 2019. And she has already found that her motorcycles have had their... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Jul 5, 2019

If she owns that much property, she can afford to retain counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: My nephew has four counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance via fraud. How much time is he likely to get?

We know that he will do time regardless, but are wondering whether to just let him use a public defender or get a lawyer.

Jonathan Greenlee
Jonathan Greenlee
answered on Jun 28, 2019

Public defenders are lawyers, and often very good ones. A private attorney generally will have more time- as you are paying them for their time- and a lower caseload, but a public defender has the advantage of being in the same courtroom every day and knowing how the judge and prosecutor will act.... View More

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