David Lindsey Colorado Attorney for Federal Crimes, Drug Crimes, White Collar, Fraud, Computer Crimes, Sex Crimes and Violent Crimes Defense

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David Lindsey is a Colorado criminal defense attorney practicing in Colorado and Wyoming federal and state criminal courts. He practices in the areas of federal criminal Defense, drug, crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, fraud and violent crimes. David's lawyer bar and court admissions include: Wyoming, 1988, Colorado, 1988, Arizona, 1990, U.S.... District Court District of Wyoming, 1988, U.S. District Court District of, Colorado, 1988, U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1990, and U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit More

Difference between Possession and Trafficking

It’s possible for two different people to be arrested because police found them with the same drug but for each to face a very different fate. Much of this has to do with the amount of drug the person had and the perceived intention of the person for that drug. Explain more simply: The law imposes weaker punishments on people who only have a small amount of a drug because...
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What is a Wobbler?

A “wobbler” might sound like a name for an unsteady toddler or over-intoxicated adult, but it’s actually a term used in the legal industry to describe certain types of crimes. When a crime could be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the specific circumstances surrounding the crime in question, it’s known as a wobbler. To understand what a wobbler is, let’s first look at the difference between...
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Is “Sexting” a Crime?

There are two types of people in the world: those who “sext” and those who don’t. If you’re a part of the latter group, you don’t need to worry. But if you’re in the former, there could be cause for concern, depending on the content and recipient of your messages. For those who don’t know, a “sext” is a text message containing sexually suggestive or graphic material. In many cases,...
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Potential Criminal Defenses

Anyone charged with a crime must appear in court and plead his or her case. In some instances, this means admitting you committed the crime and allowing the judge to give you your sentence. In other cases, you’ll actually be trying to convince the judge and/or jury that you did not commit the crime for which you’ve been accused. There are several ways to do this. Your criminal defense is...
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Can Criminal Charges Interfere with Custody of Your Children?

The goal of the family court system is to make decisions that are in the best interest of the family’s most vulnerable members – the children. The court considers all aspects of family life and does its best to determine what is going to be healthiest for any children involved. Obviously, these issues can be subjective, but in most cases, a parent who is able to provide a stable, loving...
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Can I Be Forced to Share My Security Passwords?

Keeping your passwords – the words and phrases you use to protect electronic financial and other personal information – secure is one of the most important things you can do in this day and age. Neglecting to lock down information with strong passwords can result in long-term security risks. But what happens if you’re accused of a crime or you have information law enforcement wants access to and they ask...
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How Should I Respond If Police Ask to Search My Vehicle?

If you’ve ever been pulled over by law enforcement and during the traffic stop police asked to search your vehicle, you are not alone. Every day, traffic stops develop into vehicle searches. Law enforcement has the right to escalate a traffic stop to a search if there is evidence you have something illegal in your vehicle. However, just as police are not allowed to bust into your home for any...
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I’ve Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct! What Now?

Anyone can accuse you of doing anything at any time . Many times sexual misconduct allegations come out of nowhere. People exaggerate your actions or they accuse you of something out of revenge. No matter the reason your accuser has taken action, you need to protect yourself. Any allegations of sexual misconduct should be taken seriously, even if you know you did nothing wrong. Law enforcement and the legal system...
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What You Need to Know about the Exclusionary Rule and How It Affects Evidence in the Case Against You

Perhaps you’ve seen the exclusionary rule “in action” on your favorite television police drama. It occurs when the defense asks a judge to exclude a piece of evidence, usually because it was illegally obtained. The exciting moment of the episode comes when the defendant is proven guilty even without the tainted evidence. In real life, the exclusionary rule works much the same, but there is rarely the same drama involved....
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What’s a Plea Bargain?

Plea bargaining is a way to resolve a case and avoid going to trial. Plea bargains usually occur when a defendant is confident he or she will be found guilty in a trial. Plea bargaining makes it possible to avoid the harshest penalties by pleading guilty to one or more charges that are usually less the one he or she would face in a trial. This can result in the...
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Should You Allow Law Enforcement to Enter Your Home?

What would you do if law enforcement knocked on your door and asked to have a look around? Would you even bother opening the door if you looked out the window and saw police officers outside? There are plenty of reasons why you might want to open the door, but have you considered all the reasons why you shouldn’t? There is no law that requires you to open the door...
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Can Bad Driving Result in Drug Charges?

If you are stopped by law enforcement while driving based on a minor infraction, only to find yourself ticketed or in deeper trouble for another crime, you wouldn’t be alone. There are even instances in which police cannot issue a ticket for something illegal unless they pull you over for another valid reason. For instance, depending on where you live, law enforcement might not be able to pull you over...
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What You Should Know about Online Entrapment

Ask the average person on the street about entrapment and he or she will likely reply it is illegal and something law enforcement is not able to do, even to a known criminal. Unfortunately, the question of what is and is not entrapment is rarely considered until a person becomes the target of the practice. One of the most common instances in which the question of entrapment arises is in...
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Year in Review: Top Five Cyber Crimes of 2016 and What’s Ahead in the New Year

2016 was a busy year for cyber criminals and nobody expects things to slow down in the near future. What were some of this year’s most common crimes? 1. Many of the cyber crimes committed in 2016 involved ransomware. Often, ransomware was used by less experienced cyber criminals to restrict access to data and demand a “ransom” payment. The use of ransomware on mobile devices was also on the rise...
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What Wikileaks Should Teach You about Online Whistleblowing

The election has made Wikileaks a popular topic in the news lately, but exactly what Wikileaks is and how its actions can possibly be legal has many confused. Many people think Wikileaks is a group of hackers or an organization that hacks emails, but it is actually more complicated than that. Furthermore, if the average person tried to get away with what Wikileaks has done there is a good chance...
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What is Doxxing?

Doxxing, which forms from a combination of the words dropping and documents, is used to describe the malicious act of collecting private and personal information and releasing it to the public. The information usually includes private addresses and phone numbers, as well as national identity numbers, such as a person’s social security number, and other sensitive information, like photos and credit reports. The term was originally used within certain internet...
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What is Swatting and Why You Need an Attorney If You’re Accused of It

Swatting is a prank that can result in serious consequences. You “swat” someone when you place a 911 call and report an emergency situation at their home. Past swatting incidents have given reports of active shooters or hostage situations at a particular location. In response to the report, law enforcement officials, usually a SWAT team, descend on the location and carry out tactical measures to deal with the situation. Usually,...
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Downloading Torrents: Are You Breaking the Law?

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It’s been several years since stories about Napster and illegally downloading music online were all over the news, but issues with piracy are still putting people at risk every day. Though most people are aware that piracy of copyrighted materials is illegal, many do not fully understand what the practice includes. Things they believe are perfectly legal could land them in legal hot water, so it’s important to clarify what...
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Five of the Most Prolific Cybercrimes that Remain a Mystery

Cybercrimes are a dime a dozen, but some have risen to the top as being more nefarious, more bizarre, or more widespread than others. And many of these, to this day, remain unsolved. Consider these cybercrime “whoppers” that are remain unsolved years later: Blackmail Gone Wrong One of the best known credit card breaches occurred in January 2000, right after the relief of surviving the Y2K transition. The breach was,...
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Understanding Stalking Can Help You Avoid Being Accused

According to the Stalking Resource Center, there are more than 7 million victims of stalking every year in the United States. Most of them are young (under 25) and many experienced stalking during their teen years – or earlier. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and more than half of them consider a second offense of stalking a felony. A little awareness can go a long way. The...
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David Lindsey, Attorney at Law

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