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Expert Criminal Defense For Colorado's Tourists

Each year thousands of tourists journey to Colorado’s mountain towns to see the sites, shred the slopes, hike the 14-ers, and partake in legal recreational marijuana. Home to some of the most beautiful national parks and ripe with local breweries, Colorado tops the list for travel destinations that offer the total package. When you travel to a new place, you are expected to know the laws of the land, and abide by them. When you visit Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, or Vail for a short trip to enjoy scenic Colorado, there is nothing realistic about the expectation that you’d already be well-versed in Colorado law. At The Law Offices of Murphy and Price, LLP, we understand that. Based in Colorado Springs with an office in Avon, we have more than 20 years of experience defending Colorado tourists facing criminal charges.

Going home with a notice to appear in court after receiving a ticket or being arrested is never the souvenir you’re looking for. Crossing state lines back to your home state or country does not void your charges or vacate your obligation to appear. For the aggressive criminal defense you deserve, contact the legal team with experience!

The Law Offices of Murphy and Price, LLP, is a criminal defense law firm with specialized experience in defending Colorado’s tourists. Whether you traveled for a mountain vacation, unaware of the laws as a tourist, or you are stationed on one of the military installations and thought you were doing the right thing, as a non Colorado native, you may unintentionally find yourself on the wrong side of the law. The last souvenir you want is a criminal record.

Learn more about our defense services for Summit County tourists:

Defense For Tourists

What You Need to Know About Colorado Laws

Possession of Marijuana

Recreational cannabis use in Colorado is legal for most adults under Amendment 64, but it is not a free-for-all and there are some things you should know to avoid criminal charges. For instance, you must be 21 years old and purchase your marijuana at a verified state dispensary. Your cannabis cannot be shared, sold, or taken across state lines. Driving while under the influence of cannabis may result in a DWUI. Marijuana cannot be consumed or possessed on federal property. All four Summit County ski areas — Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone — are on federal land, therefore, possession and use of state legal cannabis is illegal, including in your hotel, lodge, or vehicle.

Learn more in these helpful articles:

Colorado Recreational Use Laws FAQ
Pot is Legal in Colorado, Why Was I Arrested?
Possession of Marijuana

Deceptive Use of a Ski Pass

When you visit any one of Colorado’s ski resorts, you may find yourself facing criminal charges if you attempt to share your ski pass or use someone else’s. What may seem like harmless fun and a way to save money to you can result in serious criminal charges for everyone involved and lifetime bans from the 79 ski resorts around the world under the Epic partnership. Rather than going home with a record, learn more about the laws here:

An Overview of Deceptive Use of Ski Facilities
Defend Against Deceptive Use of Ski Facilities Charges

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

Colorado is proud to be an open carry state for those who are legally allowed to carry a weapon. Colorado also shares reciprocity with 33 other states for concealed weapons permits, allowing those who possess a permit to carry concealed. However, just like anything else, there are a few things you should know before you carry. Carrying in the wrong place in Summit County can land you facing serious criminal charges and visiting the inside of Summit County Jail. Learn more about Colorado weapons laws in our online resources.

Colorado Open Carry Law Basics
Unlawful Possession of Weapons
Colorado Weapons Charges

Age-Related Sex Crimes

Comparatively speaking, Colorado has a high age of sexual consent and protective laws regarding sexual contact. The legal age of consent in Colorado is 17, regardless of where a person is visiting from. This means that if you travel with your underage partner or you meet someone on the slopes, you are required to abide by Colorado’s laws regarding legal sexual contact. Learn more about Colorado sex laws to ensure your romantic getaway won’t land you facing felony charges.

(S)he Was of Age, Why Was I Arrested?
Colorado Sex Crime Laws

If you traveled to Summit County and were accused of a crime, contact the criminal defense legal team with experience defending Colorado tourists. At the Law Offices of Murphy & Price, LLP, we offer complimentary consultations so contact us today.

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Murphy & Price LLP is a partnership of professional companies - The Law Office of Warren D Price PLLC is the legal services company based in Colorado. Warren Price is licensed to practice in Colorado, the United States District Court for the district of Colorado, as well as the United States District Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the Maryland State Bar. J. Dennis Murphy, Jr., the attorney based in Maryland, is licensed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, but is not a member of the Colorado State Bar.

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