Personal Note From James Newby

As a criminal defense lawyer in Colorado Springs, I see all kinds of criminal charges. The most common cases involve disputes between family and friends.
Wednesday, 05 August 2015

Anger & Criminal Violence

Anger is the most common cause for crimes of violence. Most domestic violence cases stem from an uncontrolled temper. A lot of people sit in my office and when calm, cannot understand how they ended up in the situation they find themselves.  However, if they look deep inside themselves they will recognize a weakness in controlling their temper. It should be each person’s sincere and deepest desire to overcome such a weakness. Anger will destroy every area of a person’s life and will build nothing.

Alcohol And Crime

Alcohol accounts for a lot of crime.  Of course there are many crimes committed without it, but in many, many criminal situations, it is present. Alcohol abuse is a plague of epic proportions. It is not possible to calculate the damage caused by individuals under the influence. When people visit with me many cannot even remember what they did while intoxicated. The worst part is how addictive alcohol true can be to those under its power. When combined with anger, it can cause even more damage and leave in its wake death and destruction.

Drugs And Addiction

Drugs are downright scary. A person under the iron grip of addiction will do things that they never thought possible. Honest people become dishonest. The kind become deceptive and mean. The motto becomes whatever it takes to fill the addiction. While not as common as anger and alcohol, a large part of the criminal justice system is utilized fighting the war on drugs.

Families Teaching Children

What is needed to fix the problem are families teaching children about the dangers of juvenile alcohol and drug abuse. Parents demonstrating and teaching the younger generation what it means to exercise self-control and to avoid anger.  A wise person said that one of the reasons youth fail is that there is poor teaching and the modeling of behavior at home. My personal hope is that parents will love their children and teach them. The most effective teaching method is example. I recognize that many come from broken or less than ideal homes. We should all know that a good home can start with us. Being a criminal defense lawyer in Colorado Springs is a very satisfying career. I represent all types of crimes. My hope is that I will make a difference, and that I can help others. Please contact us at the info below to schedule a free consultation.

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