Whether one party or the other prevails in a court is often dependent upon expert testimony that is provided. Experts are often given great weight in such matters, and not everyone questions this individual's credentials.
No one should ever downplay the seriousness of domestic violence. However, a wrongful conviction for domestic violence can lead to irreversible damage to a person's reputation that will likely have lasting consequences in all areas of that person's life.
A Denver Senator has proposed legislation that would compensate wrongfully convicted individuals for time that they have spent in prison. If such a bill were to pass, Colorado would join 27 other states that have passed similar legislation.
With increased use of red-light cameras being used to ticket various drivers, there has also been voiced a number of concerns as to the fairness of ticketing in this particular manner. The tickets sent out to drivers by mail often levy expensive fines. If tires go past the while line on a red light, the fine can be $40. If both rear tires go beyond the white line as well, the ticket can increase to $75.
In a typical case, people facing drug charges might be hoping the charges against them will be dropped for lack of evidence. In an interesting twist, a judge recently dropped federal drug trafficking charges alleged against a man because there was actually too much evidence compiled against him. At first glance this may seem counter-intuitive, and is certainly not the norm when it comes to federal drug crimes. So why is this case different?
Country singer Randy Travis is in the news again, this time for allegations that he was driving drunk and that, when he was found naked, threatened to kill state troopers.
It may be tempting for some Denver residents to think that because Colorado is a state which allows the use of medical marijuana, there are laxer laws surrounding marijuana. This is not the case. Medical marijuana is approved only for patients that suffer from an illness which causes them to be afflicted with chronic pain or nausea -- not the population at large.
In the United States, being labeled a sex offender comes with some of the most serious, life-altering consequences of all criminal labels. There's no stigma like that which follows a sex crime accusation and/or conviction, and now social networking sites are working to further that stigma for registered offenders in at least one state.
In the past, we have included posts about bath salts, a synthetic drug that law enforcement has had to deal with in the past few years. In effect earlier this summer, Colorado stores were barred from selling the product, therefore, making it harder for want-to-be users to access and use the illegal substance.
Even though every individual supposedly criminal incident has its own back story and details, academics and the legal system like to find common threads within certain types of cases. This is true with the legal matter of domestic violence. Identifying common threads is supposed to help law enforcement and/or medical professionals assess whether a person is at risk of being a domestic abuse victim.