50 episodes

Some dynamic duos solve crime, some commit crime, and some just like to talk about it. Get comfortable and let premier Denver criminal defense attorneys Russell Hebets and Colin McCallin break down legal issues for you in a lighthearted, easy-to-follow style. Whether you're looking for advice that might help you out of a jam, or you're interested in legal current events from around the country, or you just want to sound smart at a party, the guys at Is This Legal? have you covered.Credit to Jason Tohtz for his stellar sound engineering and epic original podcast compositions.

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Some dynamic duos solve crime, some commit crime, and some just like to talk about it. Get comfortable and let premier Denver criminal defense attorneys Russell Hebets and Colin McCallin break down legal issues for you in a lighthearted, easy-to-follow style. Whether you're looking for advice that might help you out of a jam, or you're interested in legal current events from around the country, or you just want to sound smart at a party, the guys at Is This Legal? have you covered.Credit to Jason Tohtz for his stellar sound engineering and epic original podcast compositions.

    Ep. 69 - Piles o' Trials and the Make-A-Wish Mom Goes to Jail

    Ep. 69 - Piles o' Trials and the Make-A-Wish Mom Goes to Jail

    New year, new news! In this episode, the boys give an update on some of the high-profile trials from 2021 that have now ended, including the Elizabeth Holmes Theranos trial and the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Then, they throw out a fresh Is This Legal? scenario for you to ponder,  wrapping up the episode with a discussion of Kelly Turner, the Make-A-Wish mom who just pled guilty to a handful of felonies. Also features a Dumb Criminal of the Week you won't want to miss. Happy New Year!

    • 44 min
    Ep. 68 - 110 Years in Prison for a Traffic Accident?

    Ep. 68 - 110 Years in Prison for a Traffic Accident?

    Russ and Colin break down the case of Colorado truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, who lost his brakes on interstate 70, crashing into traffic and ultimately resulting in the death of 4 people and injury of 6 others. Mr. Aguilera-Mederos, despite having no prior criminal history, and no intent to injure or kill anyone, was sentenced to 110 years in prison, the minimum mandatory for the crimes pursued by District Attorney Alexis King. Tune in and see why this disproportionate result, and whether the sentencing will be revisited. As always, a guest plays Is This Legal, and they have your Dumb Criminal of the Week!

    • 49 min
    Ep. 67 Legal Roundup! Crumbley, Potter, Maxwell, Smollett Trials

    Ep. 67 Legal Roundup! Crumbley, Potter, Maxwell, Smollett Trials

    2021 is going out with a flurry of high-profile criminal trials, so it's only right that Colin and Russ take an episode to bring you up to speed on all of them. In this 67th iteration of Is This Legal?, the guys take a look at the cases of Ethan Crumbley, Kim Potter, and Ghislaine Maxwell, and they give a tip of the cap to Jussie Smollett as well during an extended DCOTW segment. Also features some quick thinking from this week's guest interviewee, and a whole lot more. Don't miss it!

    • 47 min
    Ep. 66 - Is Kyle Rittenhouse Guilty?

    Ep. 66 - Is Kyle Rittenhouse Guilty?

    This week's Is This Legal takes a trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to analyze the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Armed with an assault rifle, baby-faced teenager Kyle Rittenhouse took to the streets, answering a call to protect property. The night took a tragic turn as 2 men were killed and another wounded at the hands of Mr. Rittenhouse.  Russ and Colin break down Rittenhouse's case for self defense and give their best educated guesses as to whether he will be convicted.  All this, plus another fan-favorite round of Is This Legal and of course, the always hilarious Dumb Criminal of the Week for some much needed LOLs.
     
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    • 58 min
    Ep. 65 - You're Under Arrest! (But I'm Not a Cop): Ahmaud Arbery, Confederate Flags, and Citizen Arrests

    Ep. 65 - You're Under Arrest! (But I'm Not a Cop): Ahmaud Arbery, Confederate Flags, and Citizen Arrests

    Russ and Colin are back to discuss the tragic Ahmaud Arbery killing that spurred protests and outrage across the country. Is citizen's arrest a legal defense tactic? What evidence will be admissible at trial? Answers in this episode. Plus: A spicy round of "Is This Legal?" and our much-loved "Dumb Criminal of the Week."

    • 53 min
    Ep. 64- The Gabby Petito Murder Part 2 – Strangulation, Domestic Violence & The Moab Police Department

    Ep. 64- The Gabby Petito Murder Part 2 – Strangulation, Domestic Violence & The Moab Police Department

    Here is the sequel you’ve been waiting for. The boys are back and bringing you the newest developments in the tragic Gabby Petito case. Russ and Colin discuss strangulation, domestic violence, and whether the Moab Police Department are to blame for Gabby Petito’s death. Plus, we put a loyal listener to the test and bring you another Dumb Criminal of the Week.
    For anyone interested in helping bring some holiday cheer to children in need, please consider donating to kenziscauses.org.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

JRT@2020 ,

Always Fantastic

These two are great. I come out of each episode better-informed and in a better mood. Cannot recommend highly enough! Thank you, Colin and Russ!

StevePiccadilly ,

Educational and Funny!

Colin and Russ are hilarious. Great discussions.

JigsawCode36 ,

Great stuff!

I moved to Colorado from Minnesota over a year ago. It was the first time I’ve lived somewhere else besides where I’ve grown up and what was immediately fascinating is how different penal codes can be. For instance, you can get a DWAI for blowing UNDER a .08 in Colorado!? I listen to this Podcast to learn more about Colorado Criminal Law and these guys being local Denver attorneys really know their stuff. They conduct their discussions in a light casual way too that makes it entertaining and binge worthy. Keep up the great work!

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