Located in Beautiful Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Town & Town LLC, The Attorneys of Highlands Ranch is based in the beautiful community of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  It is centrally located between the courts in Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Denver counties. Highlands Ranch is an unincorporated district of Douglas County, Colorado, and contains close to 100,000 residents.  If it were to be incorporated as a municipality, it would come close to ranking as one of the top ten largest cities in Colorado.

Jeff and Heidi Town have lived in Highlands Ranch as attorneys since 2007.  Town and Town LLC is ready to assist you in your family law, divorce, child custody, or criminal defense case.  For more information, contact us today.


Years of Legal Experience Ready to Assist You

Jeff Town has been a licensed attorney since 2003, and he joins Heidi Town, who has been an attorney since 2006, as Town & Town LLC.  The attorneys have years of experience helping individuals and families facing divorce, entering child custody matters, and deal with the defense of criminal charges.  Jeff Town and Heidi Town practice both family law and criminal defense in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

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C.R.S § 18-9-111, Colorado’s “Catch all” Harassment Law

Also known as Kiana Arellano’s law, Colorado’s current criminal harassment statute was added to the books after the Colorado State Legislature passed House Bill 1072 in 2015. While the story of Kiana Arellano, a Highlands Ranch teen who was the victim of cyberbullying and ended up attempting suicide is a very compelling one, more and more often it seems we are seeing this law used by law enforcement as a sort of “catch all” statute that allows them to charge an individual with a crime when none of the other available charges fit the factual situation.

When police are called to the scene of a domestic altercation between spouses or other people who are romantically involved, often times finding out exactly what happened and who may have acted in the wrong, if anyone did, can be a difficult task for law enforcement. It may have been a worried neighbor or a spiteful family member who contacted law enforcement, and when the police show up it is often a he said/she said situation, one in which the full truth may never come out.

When law enforcement arrives, they will sometimes get both sides of the story, and it becomes very difficult for police officers to figure out exactly what happened when both parties involved are blaming the other and there are no marks from any physical abuse. This is where C.R.S. § 18-9-111 may come into play. While officers are allowed a certain amount of discretion in handling these situations, they sometimes find it impossible to leave without arresting someone. The arrested party usually ends up charged with a crime, and oftentimes that charge is an alleged violation of C.R.S. § 18-9-111, the harassment statute.

A small argument can get the ball rolling and a situation can quickly escalate into a person going to jail and getting charged with a violation of the harassment code. Almost all types of harassment, whether physical, verbal, or electronic, fall under this code when the alleged perpetrator has an intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person. If you have been charged with harassment in the greater Denver Metro area, you may feel as though you did very little or nothing wrong, and don’t understand how or why you ended up charged with a crime. If you have a question about such a charge you or someone you know has received, call us today for a free consultation.