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Loveland, CO, 80538
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Crime Rates Declining in Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado

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Crime rates decrease - Fort Collins and Loveland criminal defense attorney - The Law Office of Chris D. HeftyAs a criminal defense attorney in Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado, I see clients on a regular basis who have been charged with a crime. People often ask me about crime rates in these cities, as this is a field in which I am heavily invested. I aim to seek justice for Colorado residents accused of a crime but also recognize that data on crime helps law enforcement and city officials keep citizens safe. I recently found some statistics from City-Data.com that reveal the crime rates of many nearby Colorado cities. I am happy to say that Loveland has a below-average crime rate. The city’s crime rate has been steadily decreasing, dropping from 218.9 in 2000 to 176.0 in 2011, the last year data is available. [Read more…]

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Conspiracy: What Is It?

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criminal defense attorney Loveland Colorado COConspiracy to commit a crime is one of a few criminal charges known as a “stand-alone” crime. This is because it carries a severe penalty, regardless of whether or not the plan is carried out to successful fruition or the intended target is actually harmed.

Why is that?  Simply put, conspiracy merits harsh punishment in order to deter people from conspiring at all.

Where two minds are better than one, conspiracy is the dark side of brainstorming. It is where a criminal element creeps into the benefit of people using their imaginations. [Read more…]

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent – Criminal Defense Post-Confession

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criminal defense attorney Loveland COA recent video posted on YouTube shows a young man confessing to a hit-and-run fatality caused by, in his own words, a night of heavy drinking followed by driving home impaired (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/06/dui-video-confession/2775585/)

He goes on to identify himself as twenty-two-year-old Matthew Cordle. Cordle then gives the name of the man he hit, Vincent Canzani, a sixty-one-year-old veteran who perished at the site of the head-on collision. Cordle discloses a bit of intriguing information: as of the date of filming, he had not yet been charged with any crime. [Read more…]

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