Posts Tagged: felony

Felony DUI Law Change

In 2015, Colorado passed a law making it a felony to drive under the influence if you have 3 or more prior convictions for a drug or alcohol related driving offense.  The felony DUI was classified as a class 4 felony.  Prior to the enactment of that law, a DUI, regardless of how many priors… Read more »

Domestic Violence Felony Law

On Sunday, the Denver Post ran an article on the habitual domestic violence offender law.  This law, while infrequently used, allows prosecutors to charge a felony based on the number of prior domestic violence related convictions.  The article provides the perspective of various metro area District Attorney Offices.  El Paso County uses the law the… Read more »

Chris Brown Admits Probation Violation

Chris Brown admitted to violating his probation and was sentenced to remain on probation and serve one year of jail.  Brown received credit for previous time served, good time in jail and time spent in rehab.  Brown will serve an additional 131 days in jail.  His defense attorney says he will also have to complete… Read more »

Ray Rice Indicted for Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault

A New Jersey grand jury has inducted Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, for aggravated assault as an act of domestic violence.  On February 15, Rice and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, were seen hitting each other outside a casino.  The incident was caught on video.  Immediately following the incident, both Rice and Palmer were charged… Read more »

Suspect in Fatal Aurora Crash Has DUI Record

Early Monday morning a Ford Expedition collided with a Chevy Camaro.  Ever Olivas-Gutierrez is suspected of being the driver of the Explorer.  Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomino, the driver of the Camaro, died as a result of the crash.  It is estimated that Olivas-Gutierrez was going double the speed limit at Colfax and Dayton when he ran… Read more »