Several felony crimes are listed as “extraordinary risk” offenses under Colorado state law. These are crimes that state lawmakers have deemed pose a substantial risk to human health, safety, and life. Extraordinary risk crimes come with enhanced prison sentences, and minimum sentencing guidelines.
Here in Colorado, homeowners deserve the right to feel safe in their homes and to protect their family and property when someone threatens them. The Make My Day law grants homeowners legal immunity when they are threatened in a burglary or home invasion and respond accordingly. Depending on the nature of your case, this law may be key in keeping you out of jail.
Being charged with a crime of violence in Colorado is a serious matter—you are facing mandatory prison time.
If you are convicted of a felony crime in the state of Colorado, the presiding judge has three sentencing options: probation, community corrections, or incarceration. However, if the felony you’re charged with is designated a “Crime of Violence,” the judge has no choice but to send you to prison.
The holiday season is meant to be a time for family gatherings, heartfelt cheer, and meaningful reflection. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for some people. Along with the positive aspects of the season, the holidays also include a higher rate of depression and can bring about new stressors. We love the holidays and the time spent with our families, but here at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we know that sometimes things can get a little out of control.
A 66 year old Colorado Springs woman was involved in a hit and run accident last week, with of all things, a police car.
According to The Gazette, the accident happened at Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard. The woman’s SUV collided with a police car that was responding to a call involving a gun. The police car had its lights flashing and siren whaling at the time. The woman fled the scene and was later tracked down and ticketed for her offense. There were no injuries and it wasn’t known why she fled after the accident.
Judging by the Colorado Springs Police Department’s (CSPD) website, the past weekend was a busy one, with a shooting, a stabbing, a suicide, assault, and gang activity. In one incident, a CSPD Gang Unit pulled over a 28 year old male and discovered illegal drugs and a handgun in his vehicle. The man was arrested. The state of Colorado takes firearm and illegal drug possession offenses very seriously, with stiff fines and jail time possible upon conviction.
Two juveniles are in custody and two adults are being sought after several 7-Eleven stores were robbed at gunpoint yesterday morning. According to a CBS Denver report, the robberies began at an E-cigarette store before spreading to convenience stores throughout the Denver metro area. Denver Police Department spokesperson Raquel Lopez said, “We’ve had three 7-Elevens in Denver that were robbed, and they are aggravated robberies, there were weapons involved.” Convenience stores in nearby Adams County were also targeted.
The 2014 “Crime in Colorado” report released last week by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation reported a decrease of 2.5 percent in the crime rate per 100,000 Colorado residents between 2013 and 2014.