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Colorado Criminal Laws

While certain types of crimes that cross state borders are prosecuted under federal law, the vast majority of crimes are handled under the laws of the states. Colorado's criminal code covers everything from drug crimes and prostitution to assault and homicide crimes. If you're interested in learning more about how the Rocky Mountain State handles a specific crime, you've come to the right place. FindLaw's Colorado Criminal Laws section contains articles that break down the state's criminal statutes, explaining the elements of a wide variety of crimes, possible defenses to the crimes, and potential penalties for a conviction. Click on one of the links below to get started.

Charged with a Crime in Colorado? Get Legal Help

We've all heard that "crime doesn't pay." While that may be a great life philosophy in theory, realistically people are charged with crimes every day. Whether in Aspen, Boulder, or Denver, if you or someone you love is facing a criminal charge in Colorado, it's in your best interest to get legal help from an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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