Colorado Federal Crimes Questions & Answers

Q: What kind of time would one be looking at being charged with receiving stolen property in South Dakota?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Courtney Edwards' answer
You should change the geographical location for this question so that a South Dakota lawyer sees it. Right now, it is popping up in the Colorado section.

Q: Is it unlawful to tell somebody in by way of publication, I will sqeeze it out of you...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
John Kenneth Joyner's answer
If you feel you are being threatened you can contact local law enforcement and let them decide if there is probable cause to charge the person with a crime.

You can also make a copy of the threats and take them down to the courthouse to request a temporary protection order. You can then request a hearing to have the order made permanent. You will be required to have the paperwork served on the restrained party before the permanent protection order hearing.

Q: If you accepted a deferred judgement can you go back to courts after half your time to remove felony for jobs apps

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 24, 2018
Mr. H. Michael Steinberg's answer
The short answer is no. A deferred judgement is like a contract approved by the Judge. To modify the contract - such as shorten the term - the DA has to consent. The judge has no power to shorten the term without the consent of the DA.

Sometimes the DA will consent. Depends on the case. HMS

Q: An acquaintance let me borrow a car. While in my possession it was towed. Now says she'll report it stolen. Am I trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Mr. H. Michael Steinberg's answer
It is possible the police will go with her story and come after you. My recommendation is to retain a lawyer and get ahead of this before you leave the state. Many will bury their heads in the sand and make th assumption it will all just go away. But her report that you took her are without permission is enough to file charges.

Q: Im a previous offender I came home and my roommates had guns in my livingroom i looked at them and touched them

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017
Kristina M. Bergsten's answer
Be careful posting things online because it could be used against you in court. That being said, if the guns were in your “control” (and “control” is defined pretty loosely), then the barge could be upheld and you found guilty. If the guns were not in your control, then you have a good defense against the charges. I would recommend speaking to a criminal defense attorney about your options.

Q: If the D.A. drops aDomestic violence charge against you will the restraining order also be dropped

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 31, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Automatic protection orders are removed when a DV case is closed. The closure can occur via conviction, dropping of charges or substituting non-DV charges in a plea deal. If the protection order was separately claimed or modified by a court, the closing of a DV case may not remove the protection order. You will receive notification that the PO is removed.

Q: Hello, I just had a simple question. I was convicted of Reckless Endangerment (m3), can I own firearms with this charge?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017
Russell Hebets' answer
There is no restriction on owning firearms with a misdemeanor conviction, so long as the case has been closed.

Q: We owe federal taxes but can't pay - will we go to jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 17, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
It is possible, but unlikely unless the taxpayers knowing and fraudulently altered their tax liability for large sums of money. Be aware the IRS can establish a payment plan.

Q: I live in Co; my ex lives in SD. I have reason to believe he has accessed my email account w/o my consent. Criminal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 15, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Depending on the circumstances it may be criminal. If the email was sent in a threatening manner, this may also be separate criminal matter. You will need to contact your local police if you feel a crime has occurred. Also, make sure to change all your passwords to your online accounts (esp. if the passwords are the same as your current email password).

Q: My brother is Being charged for Armed robbery two counts and failure to appear (adams county) warrant issued in 2007

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 30, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Contact a criminal defense lawyer. As a general rule, a felony (excusing treason, sexual assault, and murder) have a 3 year statute of limitations. If the person has left the state it is possible to extend the limitations by a maximum of 5 years. For a failure to appear the statute of limitations is significantly lower. The issue here is whether a conviction occurred or not. As a warning if he was lawfully transferred from Mexico to Colorado via extradition there are likely solid legal grounds...

Q: If someone is picked up for a parole violation and there are charges pending do they still have the right to an attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 10, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
The general rule is that you qualify for a public defender if the potential prison sentence is greater than 1 year (there are some exceptions to this rule). As for the parole violations, most offenders qualify for a public defender for the hearing (check with the PD office to be sure). Note, a parole violation hearing automatically does not allow the accused to request a jury. As for the other offenses, you very likely will qualify for a PD. Note: you may have two separate PDs for the parole...

Q: Can a person be charged for a stolen item that had been pawned on the same pawn ticket and the other items be legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 13, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
As a general rule, the verification applies to all items that were pawned. The facts and circumstances of the case may change the general rule.

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