If you’ve been charged with a minor in possession (MIP) charge in Colorado, you may be wondering what it means and how the process works. In Colorado, an MIP charge is actually an unclassified petty offense which doesn’t involve jail time; however, there are fines and other penalties associated with it. What Is Minor in
If you are facing drug possession charges, there are a few things you can do to try to get the charges dropped. Depending on the facts of your case and your criminal history, you may be eligible for a motion to suppress, drug treatment, community service, or pre-trial diversion. Keep reading to learn more about
Facing a domestic violence charge is a very serious matter with potentially dire consequences. Understanding the entire court process can be overwhelming, but with the right help and advice, you will be able to make informed decisions as you move forward with your case. Whether it’s navigating the paperwork or preparing for a court hearing,
Domestic violence is a serious charge. If you are convicted of domestic violence in Colorado, you could face jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. If you have been arrested, it is important to understand the charges against you and what you can do to defend yourself. Unfortunately, it is not a defense for
Colorado became the 48th state to pass a law making “strangulation” its own separate criminal offense. Under this new law, strangulation is defined as knowingly preventing someone from breathing by applying pressure to their throat or neck, or by blocking their nose or mouth. In Colorado, there are two types of strangulation: manual and ligature.
Many people are surprised to learn that in Colorado, domestic violence is not considered a standalone crime. Rather, it’s an enhancement added to other criminal offenses. This means that if you are charged with a crime and the prosecutor believes that domestic violence was involved, they can add on a domestic violence charge—and enhanced penalties.
Marijuana is legal for recreational use in Colorado. Although it is legal, there are still Colorado laws that apply to its use, possession, and purchase, and it’s essential to understand the restrictions in place. Additionally, marijuana is still illegal under federal law. If you have questions about Colorado’s marijuana laws or need any type of
Colorado has a variety of laws related to driving under the influence, including defining when this crime has been committed, what penalties may be imposed upon conviction, and what rights drivers in Colorado give up due to the state’s express consent law. The experienced criminal defense lawyers at Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C. can help mount
If you suspect that someone has pressed charges against you, it is important that you take prompt, proactive steps to protect your rights and begin mounting a defense. The Colorado Springs defense attorneys at Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C. have more than 30 years of experience. During that time they have achieved significant results, including preventing