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  • Fake surveillance cameras stolen before man had a ch...

    42 min ago | via Nothing To Do With Arbroath 

    A recent theft in the Washington Park West neighbourhood of Denver, Colorado, made the homeowner laugh. To help deter crime, Brian Schwarz ordered three fake surveillance cameras and security stickers for his house.

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  • More Americans volunteering to help ISIS

    6 hrs ago | via KLAL-FM Little Rock 

    One is a 21-year-old California man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS. Another, a 17-year-old Virginia student charged with helping recruit for the radical Islamist group.

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  • Man faces felonies for allegedly going into DPD stat...

    Monday Mar 2 | via Denver Post 

    Police investigate after an SUV was driven onto the snow in front of Denver police's District 4 headquarters, Feb. 23, 2015. The incident prompted evacuations at the District 4 substation and surrounding buildings as the bomb squad inspected the man's dark blue Toyota 4Runner as a precaution.

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  • Denver man convicted in brutal 21-year old double ho...

    Friday Feb 27 | via Denver Post 

    A 43-year-old man wiped away tears from his face Friday afternoon after a jury found him guilty of four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of rape in a home-invasion robbery that left two dead and one man near death. Samuel "Sparky" Sims faces sentencing next week in Denver District Court in the stabbing deaths of Jacqueline Collette Gallegos, 28, and Nelson E. Swiggett, 42, on July 12, 1994, according to court records.

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  • Feds: 5 arrested in California in connection with De...

    Friday Feb 27 | via Denver Post 

    Police are searching for a woman with orange fingernails, and three men, after an armed robbery in Cherry Creek North Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, 2015. Five people - all of them Californians - have been taken into custody in the San Francisco area in connection with the armed robbery of a Denver jewelry store on Tuesday, federal officials said Friday.

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  • 5 suspects sought in Cherry Creek North jewelry heis...

    Friday Feb 27 | via CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV 

    Five suspected robbers accused of barreling into a Cherry Creek North jewelry store and swiping high-priced watches and other items were arrested in Northern California early Wednesday morning and were scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday. Facing charges are Anthony Domino, 21, Summer Sawyer, 30, Sharde Suwannabart, 24, Sean McCullough, 23, and Anthony Tyree, 23, all of San Francisco, in connection with the robbery at the Williams Jewelers on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and FBI Denver Division special agent in charge Thomas Ravenelle said.

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  • Murder victim's mom reaches out to youths

    Friday Feb 27 | via Denver Post 

    Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, is a former airline customer service trainer who went on to become a prominent advocate for crime victims. She represents an urban slice of Aurora, the city where she raised her two children.

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  • Denver police seek man in liquor store theft, robber...

    Thursday Feb 26 | via Denver Post 

    Police are searching for this man, who they say stole items from a liquor store before robbing and assaulting an employee. Police in Denver are searching for a man who stole items from a liquor store last month before robbing and assaulting an employee.

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  • Teens formally charged with felonies in vandalism at...

    Thursday Feb 26 | via Denver Post 

    A statue of St. Francis of Assisi at a Catholic church in east Denver was vandalized Sunday night, the latest in a series of such incidents, church officials say. The 15- and 16-year-old, whom authorities have not been identified because of their age, face charges of second-degree burglary, criminal mischief, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and a bias-motivated crime.

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  • Gang tensions grow "hot" in some Denver ne...

    Thursday Feb 26 | via Denver Post 

    Jennifer Chelwick, standing in her north Park Hill neighborhood in Denver, is worried about the increase in gang shootings in the area. "What if a bullet misses and hits someone's home?" she says.

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  • Smash and grab robbers hit Williams Jewelers

    Tuesday Feb 24 | via TheDenverChannel 

    Winter Storm Watch issued February 24 at 3:13PM MST expiring February 26 at 11:00AM MST in effect for: Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Park Winter Storm Watch issued February 24 at 8:19PM MST expiring February 26 at 11:00PM MST in effect for: Alamosa, Chaffee, Costilla, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller Dense Fog Advisory issued February 24 at 7:51PM MST expiring February 25 at 10:00AM MST in effect for: Dolores, Montezuma, San Miguel DENVER - Denver Police are looking for four suspects in a smash-grab armed robbery of the Williams Jewelers in Cherry Creek. Denver Police told 7NEWS the woman entered the store first after being buzzed in by a clerk.

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  • Teen Uses Smartphone App To Let Friends Know He Was ...

    Tuesday Feb 24 | via CBS Local 

    Felipe Bustamante, 32, was arrested and is facing charges of robbery, vehicle theft and kidnapping for his alleged role in the incident that occurred last Thursday. Wheat Ridge police say Bustamante was walking near 38th Avenue and Chase Street when he saw an opportunity.

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  • Haley Stanfield Allegedly Did Nothing to Help Dying ...

    Tuesday Feb 24 | via Denver Westword 

    Last year, we told you about accusations that Idaho Springs' Haley Stanfield , then twenty, had put a hit on her boyfriend after the death of her fifteen-month-old baby, Logan Burchik . Now, however, she's facing a new allegation - that she and the aforementioned boyfriend, Joshua Olsen, caused the medical crisis that killed Logan by shaking him, and then did nothing to help him over the next three days.

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  • Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin Wanted for Blowing Off...

    Monday Feb 23 | via Denver Westword 

    Wes Scantlin riding the oversize luggage at Denver International Airport in footage obtained by 7News. Photos, videos and details below.

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  • 400 rally to support Denver police, raise new flag

    Saturday Feb 21 | via Denver Post 

    About 400 people waved American flags and cheered during a rally for police Saturday, seven days after protesters dumped red paint on a memorial honoring Denver's fallen police officers and desecrated a flag by yanking it to the ground. Denver patrol officer Mike Morelock and other officers replaced the desecrated flag in a short ceremony Saturday at police headquarters plaza, 331 Cherokee St. "That flag represents everything this country means to me," said Morelock, a former Marine sergeant who had friends who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • Hundreds honor fallen police a week after memorial d...

    Saturday Feb 21 | via Denver Post 

    About 400 people waved American flags and cheered during a rally for police Saturday, seven days after protesters dumped red paint on a memorial honoring Denver's fallen police officers and desecrated a flag by yanking it to the ground. Denver patrol officer Mike Morelock and other officers replaced the desecrated flag in a short ceremony Saturday at police headquarters plaza, 331 Cherokee St. "That flag represents everything this country means to me," said Morelock, a former Marine sergeant who had friends who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • A night of ceremony and healing to honor Jessica Her...

    Thursday Feb 19 | via Denver Post 

    Zhakyra Cousin, 13, center, is comforted by her friends Shia Brooks, left, and Markeesha McDade, right, in an alley between Newport St. and Niagara St. near 25th Ave. February 19, 2015 during a community vigil held in honor of Zhakyra's cousin, Jessica Hernandez, who was shot and killed by a Denver police officer January 26, 2015 after Hernandez allegedly drove a stolen car into the officer. , as well as harnessing the energy, innocence and joy of the young .

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  • Man held in theft of gravesite vases worth $30K

    Thursday Feb 19 | via TheDenverChannel 

    Winter Storm Watch issued February 19 at 4:57AM MST expiring February 22 at 3:00AM MST in effect for: Eagle, Garfield, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt Winter Storm Watch issued February 19 at 4:57AM MST expiring February 22 at 3:00AM MST in effect for: Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Montrose, Pitkin Winter Storm Watch issued February 19 at 2:53PM MST expiring February 23 at 5:00AM MST in effect for: Alamosa, Bent, Chaffee, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller Winter Storm Watch issued February 19 at 2:53PM MST expiring February 23 at 5:00AM MST in effect for: Chaffee, El Paso, Fremont, Lake, Saguache, Teller Winter Storm Watch issued February 19 at 2:26PM MST expiring February 23 at 5:00AM MST in effect for: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Morgan, Washington, Weld ... (more)

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  • Denver authorities ID 27-year-old man killed in shoo...

    Wednesday Feb 18 | via Denver Post 

    Authorities in Denver have identified the 27-year-old man killed in a shooting near downtown early Sunday that also left a woman wounded. Marlow Jenkins Martin died of a gunshot wound, the city's medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

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  • Supporters leave flowers at vandalized Denver police...

    Wednesday Feb 18 | via Denver Post 

    Denise Gomez leaves flowers at the Denver police fallen officer memorial Wednesday morning, February 18, 2015. In the wake of weekend vandalism at the Denver police fallen officer memorial , law enforcement supporters - including police officers themselves - left a mountain of flowers at the site as part of a day-long show of solidarity Wednesday.

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Denver Law

About 2 years ago in Colorado at a routine traffic stop I was charged with a DUI and let go. I returned to washington because the police officer told me I could do my hearing over the phone. A couple days before my court date I called the court to find out how to do this hearing. I was informed this was incorrect and I needed to be in colorado in 2 days. So I spent all my money on a bus ticket to colorado for my pre trail hearing (not sure what its called) and excepted a plea deal that involved probation and a reduced charge. I was unable to complete this due to lack of funds. I was homeless with no job. I now have an FTA warrant and just want to know if a lawyer might be able to help with the situation, and what kind of jail time I'm looking at. I blew a .081 if that helps.
Yes a warrant is likely active. Depending upon the jurisdiction and judge, a lawyer can sometimes quash the warrant...
The DMV is requiring me to take alcohol education and therapy classes in order to reinstate my drivers license. Although I don't agree with taking the program, aside from filing a lawsuit that i can not afford or win alone, I have no other option at this point. They ask information from me that I know to be self incriminating. Am I required by law to participate? Is self incrimination a violation of my constitutional rights in any setting or just in a court of law? The DMV "rule" ( ha ha ha, not even code or law) state that I must take alcohol classes but do not speak to wether or not I must participate in group activities. I feel that my rights are being violated and that I can not be forced to incriminate myself wether I am in a courtroom, interrogation, grand jury or otherwise.
No, but neither is the state legally bound to reinstate your license. Driving has been legally defined to be a...
My lawyer talked to the da and said he had a good plea from my dui I received in December. . A Dwai. I had a prior in 1990. From Everything I am looking at I see no difference because of time or offense. As far as sentencing between the two. Why would this be a good deal. I asked my lawyer doesn't seem to be getting a straight answer. Is this a good deal? Do I need a new lawyer? I'm confused and do not see the benefit.
Frequently a prosecutor offers the lesser included offense of DWAI in place of the DUI based on the chemical test...
Drunk driver totaled my vehicle, no injuries. I have accepted but not yet received the settlement from his insurance after months of arguing over the market value of the vehicle. I would lose more in attorneys fees than I would gain by suing the driver in order to get the insurance to pay the judgement for the correct amount. D.A. is requesting restitution to be paid to me for the correct amount, more than his insurance is offering, My question is, can I accept the settlement from his insurance for less and still receive the restitution for the full amount. And am I required to report any settlement I receive from the drunk driver's insurance to the courts.
That's a great question! I would think the restitution value should set the value for the insurance company. Assuming...
My friend's lawyer said she doesn't need to attend her DUI DMV hearing b/c he can do everything without her there (he didn't say she couldn't come, just that she didn't have to if she didn't want to). Is that true? Should I ask my lawyer the same since I have work that day?
That is true. The lawyer can conduct a DMV hearing without his or her client. What you would lose out on is the chance...
Have had interlock for 1 year have been locked out 3 times for not retesting , I left car running and got distracted and horn went off and locked me out. I waited 14 minutes and restarted car immediately and then retested several more times right after. I have never had a fail. I just got distracted those 3 times, it seems to me that would be a common error, especially when your older. Have you ever hear of this and what were the consequences?
I have never heard of this in 17 years of practice. Ask the manufacturer of the IID if a report is sent to your...
WILL 2 dui MISDEAMNOR CONVICTIONS BARRED me from applying asylum, I AM NOT SAFE BACK HOME HENCE TRYING TO APPLY ASYLUM, WILL DUI MATTER? VERY CONCERNED AND NO MONEY FOR ATTORNEY PLESE GIVE ME HELPFUL SUGGESTION!
There is not a quick answer to your question as there are many factors involved. First, what is your immigration status?...