1. Colorado Open Carry Laws Basics

    Colorado is an open carry state, allowing its eligible residents to carry their weapons without concealing them. Of course, as with any other law, there are exceptions and certain stipulations that gun owners should be aware of. In today's post, we will help break down the Colorado open carry laws so you can carry confidently and avoid criminal charges. At the Law Offices of Murphy and Price, LLP,…Read More

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    Understanding Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause

    The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure and was established to help protect the rights, safety, and property of all people. Without the Fourth Amendment, law enforcement would have free access to willfully search your person and property. Whether or not you have something to hide is irrelevant — you have the right to privacy and to not be s…Read More

  3. Theft of Government Property

    Millions of veterans are living in poverty in the U.S. and are struggling just to make ends meet. And while organizations are doing what they can to offer assistance and relief, it can be challenging and emotionally difficult for veterans to get back on their feet. This may cause some veterans to resort to stealing in order to get what they need. However, there are laws surrounding theft, robbery,…Read More

  4. 4 Surprising Things That Can Land You Facing Domestic Violence Charges

    When most people hear the term “domestic violence,” they imagine a Lifetime movie with the stereotypical wife-beater using his partner as a punching bag. However, domestic violence can take many forms and affect people of all types. At the Law Offices of Murphy & Price, LLP., we have met many people charged with criminal domestic violence or child abuse and they are distraught because they…Read More

  5. Understanding Consent and Your Rights

    Over the last two decades, a lot has changed and been clarified as it applies to consent and sexual contact. However, some things have led to lines being blurred, including the widespread popularity of alcohol and recreational drugs, increased social acceptance of open relationships and fluid sexuality, and the use of digital technology and social media. More and more people are finding themselves…Read More

  6. Criminal Trouble in the Digital Era

    In previous posts, we have discussed the role of social media and how what you post, share, or send via Snapchat and other social media platforms can significantly impact your criminal trial. However, in the digital era, there are so many more digital platforms landing people in trouble and making criminal defense a little more difficult. The waters get a little murky when we discuss the legalitie…Read More

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    Understanding Entrapment and Your Rights

    The law exists to protect citizens from themselves and others. Violations of the law are punishable through legal action. The law and judges expect citizens to resist the temptation to break the law under normal circumstances. In some cases, however, law enforcement officers will use a tactic known as criminal entrapment to entice, coerce, or lure a person to engage in criminal activity and then a…Read More

  8. Tips For Colorado Ski Tourists

    Colorado is known for many things — 14-ers that are perfect for hiking and skiing Recreational marijuana Gorgeous natural beauty, all year round Hunting and camping Rich art culture This winter, thousands of tourists will flock to our many ski towns — Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Winter Park, and more! There, tourists will explore the mild winters, tall mountains, and take par…Read More

  9. Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire Your Own Criminal Defense Lawyer When Facing Military Charges

    First things first, from our entire law office, thank you for your service. If you are reading this post, it means that you are serving (or have a loved one who is serving) and are facing punitive action. At the Law Office of Murphy and Price, we have dedicated the last few decades to providing criminal defense to the service members and their family members stationed in and around Colorado Spring…Read More

  10. “Snapchat Disappears” and Other Common Internet Myths That Will Hurt Your Case

    One of the most common complaints we get from our clients is how their social media is impacting their case. We have covered this topic in a few of our previous posts, that, if you haven’t read yet, you may want to: Can Snapchat Be Used Against You In a Court Case? How Social Media Can Affect Your DUI Case How Social Media Can Hurt Your Criminal Defense Case The three main takeaways and common t…Read More