Fort Collins Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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Pressing Charges in Colorado Criminal Cases

There is a mistaken belief is that a person can call the police to report a crime and then decide whether or not to press charges. This is not at all the case in Larimer, Boulder, and Grand County. When a crime is reported, the police take over the investigation and if they find evidence Read More

Fort Collins Criminal Defense Attorney
What is an Extraordinary Risk Crime?

Certain misdemeanor and felony crimes have been classified as having an extra risk of harm to society, so the penalty for these crimes have been increased. For example, a normal class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Larimer County Jail. But, if that class 1 misdemeanor is an extraordinary risk Read More

Fort Collins Forgery Attorney
Colorado Former GOP Chairman Convicted of Forgery

Forging someone else’s signature on important documents, like a voting ballot, is charged as Forgery in Fort Collins and Larimer County. The former chairman of the Colorado republican party was convicted of Forgery after signing his ex-wife’s voting ballot. According to the news, the ex called to request a mail in ballot and was told Read More

Fort Collins Public Indecency Attorney
You Aren’t Hiding Anything in That Booth!

Performing an act of sexual intercourse in public, including oral sex, is charged as Public Indecency in Fort Collins and Larimer County. A couple was recently charged with this crime for getting frisky in a restaurant booth. According to the report, the couple was sitting in a booth at a family friendly restaurant, when a Read More

Fort Collins Hit and Run Lawyer
New Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Larimer County 

A new law regarding one’s Duty to Report Accident is going into effect on New Year’s Day and outlines a new punishment related to leaving the scene of an accident in Fort Collins and Larimer County. As of January 1, 2018, committing a Hit and Run or Leaving the Scene of an Accident where injury is involved will Read More

Fort Collins Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Merry Christmas from the O’Malley Law Office! 

We, here at the O’Malley Law Office hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas filled with family, fun, and festivities. However, we know that often the holiday season can be stressful and stress can lead to tension and arguments with loved ones. Sometimes, things can go too far and the police get involved Read More

Fort Collins Criminal Mischief Lawyer
Vandalism of Fort Collins Islamic Center

Damaging someone else’s property is charged as Criminal Mischief in Fort Collins and Larimer County. A man recently plead guilty in the Larimer County Court for the vandalism of the Islamic Center in Fort Collins. According to the news, the man was seen on surveillance video breaking the center’s windows and throwing a bible inside. Read More

Fort Collins Theft Attorney
Porch Pirates Foiled by Booby Trapped Package

Taking something that doesn’t belong to you is charged as Theft in Fort Collins and Larimer County. Because the Christmas season is upon us, you often see packages sitting on people’s front porches, recently delivered by the post office, UPS, or FedEx. Across the country, residents have been complaining about ‘porch pirates,’ people stealing packages Read More

Pre-Trial Services in Criminal Cases
Fort Collins Criminal Defense Attorney’s Inside Scoop

When a person is arrested or charged with a crime in Fort Collins, Loveland, or Estes Park, a judge can order Pre-Trial Services (PTS) to look into and monitor them throughout the duration of the case. If someone is in custody and awaiting a bond hearing, Pre-Trial Services is tasked with looking for any issues Read More

When Fort Collins Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Becomes Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Taking upskirt photos of someone without their permission is usually charged as Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Fort Collins and Larimer County. However, if the photos are of someone under the age of 18, a charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Child may also apply. A teacher was recently charged with Sexual Exploitation Read More