Review our attorney’s guide on how to be removed from the Colorado Sex Offender Registry, with time frames for petitioning.
Get legal tips and answers to your common defense questions from experienced criminal defense lawyer Christopher T. Braddock.
When your future is on the line contact Christopher T. Braddock at 303-675-0100 or email him at [email protected].
Child trafficking charges are serious & carry severe consequences if convicted. Contact sex crime lawyer Christopher T. Braddock.
Fraud and embezzlement are serious crimes with severe ramifications. Protect yourself both financially and legally.
Avoid a domestic violence suit “Rossini would have been a great composer if his teacher had spanked him enough on his backside.” Ludwig Van Beethoven Times have changed since you and I were children. For generations parents and kids alike saw the value of parents providing love through the vehicle of discipline. Here’s what the American … Continued
Right to a Fair Trial State, federal, and even international law all purport to enforce every individual’s right to a fair trial. The United States Bill of Rights outlines our rights in any criminal prosecution through the Sixth Amendment. It says: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public … Continued
If you or someone you know has been accused of drug possession, it's important to know your rights and build a strong defense.
The facts and figures behind internet luring Internet luring is described as using electronic devices such as the Internet or a cell phone to communicate with a child for the purpose of describing explicit sexual conduct or inviting a child to meet for any purpose. Use of technology for Internet luring in Denver and throughout … Continued
Are you facing an indecent exposure or public indecency charge in Colorado? The ramifications are serious.
Not all drug charges and drug charges are treated the same. When facing drug offense charges in the Denver, hire an experienced drug lawyer.
Meth charges can bring serious consequences. Speak to a Colorado criminal defense attorney about your rights.
Factors that Can Lead to a Juvenile Tried as an Adult At times, a judge may feel it is necessary to issue a waiver to move a child or young teen’s case to the adult court system. In most of these cases, the crimes involved with the charges are of the more serious nature or … Continued
Sexting Crime Over the last decade, a significant number of minors have been prosecuted for distribution of child pornography. These children were not abusing other children or producing child pornography for commercial purposes; instead, they simply took nude photos of themselves and sent them to others. Outdated Laws and the Rise of Smartphones Child pornography laws … Continued
Is Hash Oil a Drug Crime Hash oil is an extract of marijuana leaves, essentially made to concentrate the THC component of the plant to create a more potent high. While the Attorney General of Colorado has declared that the production of hash oil is still illegal, there is a lot of confusion as to … Continued
Pwning a gun for self-defense is potentially beneficial but also carries risks if charged from a crime. We explain.
If you've been accused of a sex crime, we share what to expect next. A good defense attorney can help.
If you've been arrested, you have options. A good defense attorney can protect your future and may even get records expunged.
DUI Case Preparations Even if you believe you are innocent, and there is no way you will be found guilty of a DUI charge made against you, you may find that proving your innocence is not as simple as you hoped it to be. Christopher T. Braddock will show you how to prepare for your DUI case will … Continued
Finding a criminal defense attorney Being charged with a crime in Denver, whether it’s a simple assault or something more serious such as a drug crime, can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Finding the right Denver attorney to help beat that assault charge, or help find you innocent in … Continued
Choosing the right attorney There are many capable defense attorneys in Denver who can assist people accused of a variety of crimes, ranging from burglary and petty theft to more serious crimes. Because any criminal charge against you is serious, it is in your own best interest to find the best possible attorney for your … Continued
What is Internet Exploitation of a Minor? There are several charges that may be levied against a person who connects with a minor online for sex-related purposes. A person may face an internet exploitation charge in Denver if (1) they are communicating with a child, who they know or believe, is under the age of … Continued
Have you been accused of racketeering? Are law enforcement officers making it sound like your only way out is to plead guilty to offenses for which you are innocent? The Burden Of Proof In order to adequately prove that you are guilty of racketeering or some organized crime offense, the prosecution will have to clearly establish … Continued
Does What I Wear to Court Really Matter? Surprisingly, many people ask, “Does What I Wear to Court Really Matter?” The best answer is, “Yes, it definitely matters.” Regardless of whether you find that response ridiculous or offensive, your main concern should be ensuring that you are giving yourself the best possible opportunity to have a judge, … Continued
What do I say when I get pulled over? Knowing what to say when an officer pulls over a vehicle can be challenging. A driver has certain legal rights that allow him or her to implement silence when the officer is asking questions. However, certain situations require driver participation. A driver who does not participate … Continued
What are my privacy protections? Regardless of the type of pornography charges you face, you have a Constitutional right to privacy for your computer files on all your owned electronic devices. Police have been known to use highly technical forensic tools to search computers, phone records and handheld electronics for evidence in pornography cases. The … Continued
Child Pornography is an Epidemic Time after time, Denver media has the unwelcome task of reporting cases of people accused of various forms of child pornography. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Justice estimates that more than one million children have been abused for the purposes of child pornography. Despite FBI programs such as Operation Rescue … Continued
Arapahoe County Criminal Defense Lawyer It takes one mistake to alter your life irreversibly. Only one moment of misjudgment to potentially lose everything that you hold dear: your family, your freedom, and your livelihood. Although the United States legal system promoted the notion that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty, Arapahoe County courts will … Continued
Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver Without a doubt, being charged with a criminal offense can be life-altering. You are dealing with unhealthy amounts of stress all while trying to keep your life and your family together. What are your options? What are the next steps to take? In order to have success in your trial, … Continued
The many forms of criminal conspiracy In U.S. criminal law, conspiracy is an umbrella term used to describe an agreement between two or more parties to commit an act at some point in the future that leads to a criminal outcome. The act itself does not need to be a criminal act, but to … Continued
Convicted sex offenders must register Aside from jail time and penalties, one of the consequences of being convicted of a sex crime in Denver is that an offender will be added to a national Sex Offender Registration database. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 created a national sex offender registration system. … Continued
Probation Defined If you have been charged with and convicted of a felony or misdemeanor you may be eligible for probation after a risk assessment evaluation to determine the level of supervision you will need to prevent your becoming a repeat offender. The Court will set specific conditions and terms depending upon the type of offense committed … Continued
One size fits all? If you take a look at the long list of various Colorado sex assault sex offense laws (available here), you’ll see that they range from high-level misdemeanors all the way up to high-level felonies — sentences range from a mere 6 months up to 24 years. But what you might easily miss … Continued
Flawed Laws Here in Colorado, ‘Internet Luring’ is defined as “communicating with a child under 15 and more than four years younger than yourself about anything sexually explicit, then subsequently as part of the same communication, inviting or persuading the child to meet with you in person for any purpose.” That sounds pretty comprehensive, and in … Continued
Pornography Sexting Laws Sexting or the act of sending nude or semi-nude pictures intended to provoke an illicit thrill via any instant messaging system is presenting legislators, litigants, and lawyers with a painful grey area within the law. On the one side, sexual exploration is a perfectly normal part of teenage behavior. The ability to … Continued
Revenge Porn The phenomenon of ‘revenge porn’ is one of the many Internet-related fads causing chaos in American legal circles. In essence, revenge porn is when you take the illicit material given to you by a boy- or girl-friend during the course of your relationship and make them publicly available to their detriment. Of course, … Continued
Child Enticement On the surface, the term “child enticement” is a vague term that, outside of legal circles, is not easily understood. In past years, child enticement meant engaging children for the purpose of luring them into sexual activities. As technology has broadened, this kind of criminal activity in Denver has taken on added importance … Continued
How an attorney can help you stop domestic violence While many citizens of Denver think of domestic abuse as confrontations between spouses, in reality, domestic violence can take place between all kinds of family members, including: Parent abuse Child abuse Spousal abuse Elder abuse Sibling violence No matter who it is directed at, domestic violence … Continued
Sex Offender Registry If you are convicted of sexual assault or any sex offense in the state of Colorado you could not only face strict immediate penalties if convicted, but after you are finished fulfilling your punishment there will be enduring consequences to work through. Colorado, like most states, requires any resident that has a … Continued
Accused Of ID Theft? What’s Next? “Too often, those convicted (of identity theft) have been sentenced to little or no time in prison. This changes today. This new law establishes… the offense of aggravated identity theft. Someone convicted of that crime can expect to go to jail…” President George W. Bush In 2004, President George … Continued
Primer on Sexual Assault Charges In Denver and throughout Colorado, being accused of a sexual assault crime is a serious matter that can result in life-changing incarceration. Even the stigma of being accused without a conviction can be one of the most difficult things a person may ever face. Criminal courts in Colorado deal with … Continued
What is Sextortion ‘Sextortion’ is widely known as an act in which one person uses sexually explicit material containing images of another person in order to force that other person into obedience, using the threat of publicizing the explicit materials as leverage. Quite often, the ‘obedience’ in question is assumed to be sexual in nature: … Continued
Domestic violence The phrase has been used and abused by TV crime dramas to the point of having almost nothing to do with its actual legal meaning and purpose. Domestic violence calls to mind a wide range of stereotypes, few of which approach anything like reality. This misperception is important because being accused — much … Continued
What Assault Means In Part 1, we introduced Denver assault attorney Christopher T. Braddock, who gave us everything we needed to understand what we’re about to see below. So, on with the details: Assault in the First Degree is a Class 3 Felony, and Assault in the First Degree in the Heat of Passion is a … Continued
Defining Assault in Legal Terms There’s a lot of confusion with the word ‘assault’ among non-lawyers. It’s amplified by the constant connection in the media to the terms ‘sexual’ and ‘…and battery.’ Here, Denver assault attorney Christopher T. Braddock gets down to the nitty-gritty. ‘Assault’ in legal terms — at least, the State of Colorado’s legal terms — comes in … Continued
Colorado Rules on Cell Phone Searches So you’ve been placed under arrest, and right there on the spot, the police snatch up your phone and start perusing it, looking at your call history for evidence they can use against you. Is that legal? What if they search your text message history? What if they wait until you’re en route … Continued