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3 Things To Know About Carrying A Knife In Colorado

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | November 10, 2022 |
Many people carry a knife without any consideration of whether it’s legal to do so or not. Many people don’t realize that carrying some types of knives can lead to criminal charges in Colorado. Understanding the laws surrounding knives can help you to ensure you’re complying with applicable laws. Remember, violations of Colorado’s knife laws […]

What if you plan a crime but don’t commit it?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | October 23, 2022
You know, of course, that you would be arrested for robbing a bank. But if you just talked about robbing a bank with someone else, and never actually did it, then you may assume that you hadn’t violated the law. Until you take that next step and commit the crime, you assume you don’t have […]

Is it still aggravated robbery if you use a fake gun?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | October 19, 2022
At its most basic, the difference between aggravated robbery and regular robbery is that a charge of aggravated robbery means that a deadly weapon was used in the process of the crime, while regular robbery does not. However, what if you were holding nothing more dangerous than your hand in your pocket, finger pointed out […]

Can shoplifting in Colorado ever lead to felony charges?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | September 26, 2022
Anyone who takes an item or resource that belongs to another individual or a business could face a theft-related criminal charge. Some theft offenses are more serious, as they may involve the use of force or an increased risk of interpersonal violence. Burglaries and armed robberies, for example, could result in enhanced penalties because of […]

Are you being used as a money mule?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | September 2, 2022
What do college students (and recent grads), small business owners, the newly divorced and the newly retired all have in common? They make ideal targets for criminal organizations looking to hook new “money mules” into their schemes. Most of them are looking for ways to make a little extra money, and not all of them […]

Collateral consequences of a domestic violence conviction

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 28, 2022
Being accused of domestic violence is a big deal. Even if the matter does not go to trial, a mere accusation of domestic violence can hurt your reputation, impact your job and strain your relationship with family and friends. While the obvious legal implications of a domestic violence conviction include fines and imprisonment, this type […]

Why would someone confess to a crime they didn’t commit?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 27, 2022
There are numerous forms of evidence that can be used in a criminal case. Law enforcement and prosecutors will look for the strongest possible evidence to secure a conviction. Confessions are generally considered to be the most compelling form of evidence. If someone admits guilt and is willing to accept the consequences, then it may […]

You can fight charges alleging you stole from a roommate

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 13, 2022
When you are sharing an apartment or dormitory room with a roommate, you need to know your rights in case you’re ever accused of stealing from them. It’s normal for people to be happy with others they live with using their items, but not everyone is going to be happy to share their belongings all […]

Why claim it was a crime of passion?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 10, 2022
There are cases in which people who have been accused of murder will admit that they took the other person’s life. Perhaps they were arrested at the scene, and they make no attempt to deny it. But they will claim that it wasn’t a murder but a crime of passion. For example, imagine that someone […]

4 ways a criminal record can affect your life

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | June 28, 2022
Having a criminal record can affect several aspects of your life. You could miss out on some opportunities because of your criminal past, even if it's all behind you. Criminal records are public, and any interested party can know about your run-ins with the law if they check on your history. Here are the different […]
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