“‘What do we talk of marks and brands, whether on the bodice of her gown, or the flesh of her forehead?’ cried another female, the ugliest as well as the most pitiless of these self-constituted judges. ‘This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die. Is there no law for it? Truly there is, both in the Scripture and the statute-book. Then let the magistrates, who have made it of no effect, thank themselves if their own wives and daughters go astray!’”
In most states, police officers are empowered to evaluate an incident before making an arrest. In Colorado, the mandatory arrest policy means an officer has to make an arrest if he or she has probable cause to believe a crime involving domestic violence was committed.
Felonies are crimes of “high seriousness” and typically involve periods of incarceration and punitive fines. Criminal offenders often find adjusting to life after a felony conviction unhospitable and challenging. Even with efforts to improve job training and personal circumstances, Colorado felons regularly find themselves with few options and limited resources.
Felony charges carry far-reaching consequences that impact a person’s ability to acquire the most basic needs: housing, employment, and community support. If you or someone you know is struggling to find work, safe housing, or specialty assistance such as drug rehabilitation, counseling, or psychiatric services, the sources below may help.
NOTE: If you need assistance with housing, jobs or other support services, please contact the agency listed below directly. Wolf Law does not provide these services, and our law firm does not have a relationship with these organizations. The following is intended as an informational resource.Continue reading “Resources for Convicted Felons in Denver”→
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado in 2014, producers and dispensaries have been getting creative with new ways to consume cannabis. Nowadays, you can get cannabis flowers, vape juice, topical creams and more. But perhaps more popular than any of these are edibles. Continue reading “Marijuana Edible Safety”→
Being questioned about or charged with a crime can leave you scared, confused about your rights, and wondering where to turn. The first and most important step you can take is to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights and guide you through the legal process. Continue reading “You’re Facing Criminal Charges: Now What?”→
Domestic violence and abuse happens more often than you may think. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute in the U.S. Every day, domestic violence hotlines answer 20,000 calls from around the country. This adds up to at least 10 million men and women suffering domestic abuse each year; many more incidents go unreported.
It can be difficult to see the signs of domestic violence. Since education and awareness are instrumental in preventing domestic violence, we’ve compiled a list of domestic violence indicators. Continue reading “Signs of Domestic Violence”→
No one should ever drive drunk. Unfortunately, alcohol inhibits the decision making process and leads many people to drive drunk anyway.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), over 300,000 people drive drunk every day. In 2014, there were more than 1.1 million DUI arrests in the United States and about one-third of those drivers were repeat offenders.
The best way you can protect yourself from getting a DUI is to drink responsibly and call for a ride. But, if you do make the mistake of driving drunk, here is what to expect if you are charged with DUI. Continue reading “What to Expect After a DUI”→
The biggest problem with domestic violence is that many people don’t report it. The most shocking fact about domestic violence is that only 25% of all physical assaults are reported to the police. So, when new legislation that can help prevent incidents of domestic violence comes into effect, it’s a big step forward.
In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court elected to “close a dangerous loophole” in U.S. gun control laws regarding those who have been convicted of domestic violence. Previously, those who had been convicted of felony domestic violence charges were no longer allowed to possess a firearm. With this Supreme Court ruling, that federal prohibition on gun possession is extended to those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence. Continue reading “How The New Supreme Court Ruling Affects Your Gun Rights”→