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Marijuana Penalties In Colorado

Marijuana Penalties In ColoradoMarijuana Penalties In Colorado, the legalization of marijuana through Amendment 64 in 2012 marked a significant shift in the state's approach to marijuana regulation. The amendment allowed for the personal use and...

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How A Criminal Investigation Helps Our Clients

How A Criminal Investigation Helps Our ClientsA Criminal Investigation Is A Crucial Part Of Criminal Defense The criminal investigation process in criminal defense is a critical aspect of legal representation and plays a central role in building an...

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Statute Of Limitations in Colorado

Statute of Limitations In ColoradoIn Colorado, as in other states, the statute of limitations establishes the maximum time after an event within which legal proceedings may be initiated. When it comes to criminal cases, these time limits can vary...

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Colorado’s Concealed Carry Laws & Penalties

Colorado's Concealed Carry Laws & PenaltiesColorado's Concealed Carry Laws Explained Colorado's concealed carry laws govern the possession and carrying of a concealed firearm. These laws are designed to balance the right to bear arms with...

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Plea Bargains – How Do They Work?

Plea Bargains - How Do They Work? Plea Bargains Plea bargaining is a significant part of the criminal justice system in Colorado, as it is in many other states in the United States. A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case between the...

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How Lawyers Can Get Legal Cases Dismissed

How Lawyers Can Get Legal Cases DismissedGet Legal Cases Dismissed - Options But No Guarantees Getting legal cases dismissed is loosely defined as the termination of the case before a verdict is rendered. The process to get legal cases dismissed...

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Removed From The Colorado Sex Offender Registry

Removed From The Colorado Sex Offender Registry

Removed From The Colorado Sex Offender Registry? Being on Colorado's Sexual Offender Registry will place severe limitations on your choices in employment and housing, among other things. Starting with the conviction of a sexual crime in Colorado,...

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How Child Support Works In Colorado

How Child Support Works In Colorado How child support works in Colorado is governed by state laws and guidelines designed to ensure that children receive financial support from both of their parents, even if the parents are separated or divorced....

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DUI Classes

What Are DUI Classes?In Colorado, DUI classes are educational programs designed for individuals who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). These classes are typically required as part of...

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4 DUI Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

4 DUI Mistakes You Should Not Make!When you are stopped for or charged with a DUI, don’t make these mistakes because they could hurt a future defense case, a Colorado Springs DUI lawyer explains. When you are stopped for allegedly driving drunk or...

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DUI FAQ – When Facing DUI Charges (Pt. 1)

DUI FAQ - When Facing DUI Charges (Pt. 1)DUI charges can undoubtedly be stressful and scary, especially for people who have never really dealt with the criminal justice system before. In this two-part blog, we will answer some of the most...

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Arrest Warrants

How Do Arrest Warrants Work In Colorado?In Colorado, arrest warrants are issued by a judge or magistrate when there is probable cause to believe that an individual has committed a crime. If you have found yourself on the wrong side of the law with...

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How Do Colorado’s Mandatory Arrest Laws Work?

How Do Colorado's Mandatory Arrest Laws Work?Colorado Has No Mandatory Arrest Laws, But... Colorado does not have specific "mandatory arrest laws" in the context of drug offenses. However, there are laws that require or authorize law enforcement...

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Sex Offender Deregistration

Sex Offender DeregistrationSex Offender Deregistration In Colorado? For those who have been convicted of a sex offense, the legal system in Colorado can be unforgiving. Even after serving their time, you may be required to register as a sex...

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Lawyer

So, What Does A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do? A criminal defense lawyer, also known as a criminal lawyer or a defense attorney, is a legal professional who specializes in representing individuals or organizations accused of committing criminal...

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What Is A Wobbler Crime?

What Is A Wobbler Crime?

What is a Wobbler Crime? The "Colorado Wobbler Law" is not a legal term that is legally recognized in Colorado law, but it is a Colorado Statute. The term "wobbler crime" is sometimes used to refer to a criminal offense that isn't really a felony...

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Civil Law Vs. Criminal Law

In the fields of civil and criminal law, there are many similarities and many differences. Both areas of law are created to encourage good behavior and to penalize those who don't follow social norms, and established laws or act ethically. However,...

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Ignition Interlock Device

Ignition Interlock Device

Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drugs in Colorado can lead to serious consequences. Among the penalties for DUI/DWAI may be the mandatory setting up an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), which is essentially a breathalyzer connected...

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Can I Get DUI Charges Dropped?

If you are facing DUI charges in Colorado, you might be wondering whether there is a way you can get these charges dropped. Depending on the details of your case, it may be difficult, however, working with the right Colorado Springs DUI attorney...

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Colorado DUI Myths Debunked (Part 1)

Colorado DUI Myths Debunked (Part 1)

DUI charges can be as overwhelming as they may be stressful, and if you are facing DUI charges for the first time, it can be easy to be misguided by some common Colorado DUI myths. To combat this misinformation and uncover the truth, in this...

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DUI Attorney Questions

Choosing a DUI Attorney—Know What DUI Attorney Questions to Ask When searching for a Colorado Springs DUI attorney, you will probably talk with a few local lawyers and law firms in Colorado Springs before you actually hire one. We've put together a...

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What Are Bail Bonds?

After being arrested, you will be taken before a judge who will address the topic of bond. Typically, you will receive a public defender if you have not retained a Colorado Springs criminal lawyer. Nevertheless, it would be a better idea to retain...

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Your Miranda Rights

Your Miranda Rights

It’s important to know what your Miranda Rights are. Many US citizens are not aware of what their Miranda rights constitute and when these rights are applied. Below, I will be going over what Miranda Rights are defined by, when they apply, and how...

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Can Medical Marijuana for Sleeping Aid Cause A DUI?

Nearly everyone knows someone with a sleeping disorder like insomnia or sleep apnea. In the case of insomnia, it can be especially devastating for a person’s ability to keep a regular schedule, go to work, cook meals, and take care of children and...

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Driving High in Colorado Springs

Locals and visitors alike have many questions about being legal and driving high in Colorado Springs and driving with marijuana in the car. Our Colorado Springs DUI lawyer is extremely knowledgeable about Colorado laws as they relate to cannabis...

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DUI, Hit-and-Run Suspect Charged with Fatality

Have you ever wondered how much trouble getting a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) would be? How about compounding that traffic offense with a serious injury to an innocent victim – can you imagine the level of despair that...

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Students May Face Felony for Sexting

It boggles the mind what children are capable of these day. Back in the day, when this humble criminal defense attorney was in school and had I wanted to pass a secret message on to another classmate that I crush on, we typically had to write it in...

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State Rep Pens 2 Felony Bills

Two bills currently making their way through the State Senate could soon change the way some felony cases are prosecuted in Colorado. If passed into law, these bills, penned by State Representative Catherine “Kit” Roupe for House District 17, would...

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Is Ridesharing Reducing DUI Accidents in Colorado?

Ridesharing, a relatively new transportation method in the U.S., has been credited with cutting down on the number of accidents and, consequently, saving lives. A recent study conducted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Uber Technologies,...

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When Do Zero Tolerance Laws Apply in Colorado?

Licensed drivers are required to obey a litany of laws when they get behind the wheel. While some of these laws dictate how to operate vehicles, others pertain to when drivers can and legally cannot operate vehicles. And in terms of operational...

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Are Pot Clubs DUI Hotspots?

Cracking down on drunk and drugged drivers is a top priority for Colorado’s law enforcement agencies. That's because authorities are focused on preventing crashes, injuries and deaths, all of which are more likely to occur when motorists are...

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What Happens after a DUI Arrest in Colorado?

A DUI arrest can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and possibly even scared. If you know what to expect from the legal and administrative processes that usually follow a DUI arrest, however, you can start figuring out your options for...

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CDOT Sees Decline in DUI Arrests Since 2015

Every year in Colorado, law enforcement authorities across the state ban together to crack down on impaired drivers over at least 12 heightened DUI enforcement periods that make up CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign. Focused on targeting impaired...

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Is There a Lookback Period for Colorado DUIs?

Is There a Lookback Period for Colorado DUIs?

No, there is not a strict or specific lookback or washout period for DUIs in Colorado. This effectively means that any DUI conviction incurred in Colorado over the course of a lifetime could be relevant in terms of future DUI cases and their...

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Can I Refuse BAC Testing in DUI Stops?

Motorists in Colorado can refuse to submit to blood alcohol content (BAC) tests during DUI stops. If they do, however, they will be subject to some automatic penalties, regardless of whether they are charged with or acquitted of the drunk driving...

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Common Signs of Impairment by BAC Level

As alcohol is consumed and blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) can rise, people can start to display certain signs of impairment, some more subtle than others. Knowing these signs of impairment can be crucial to recognizing when it’s time to let...

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What Is Implied Consent in a DUI Stop?

Implied consent or express consent refers to the legal obligation conferred on motorists if or when they are suspected of impaired driving. Per the implied consent law in Colorado, all drivers have automatically and implicitly already consented to...

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Upcoming 2015 DUI Enforcement Campaigns in Colorado

Although the end of 2015 is fast approaching, Colorado authorities still have a few statewide DUI campaigns planned for the month of December, according to officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). And these DUI enforcement...

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4 Harmful Myths about DUI Charges in Colorado

Believing the myths about DUI charges in Colorado can cause people facing these charges to inadvertently compromise their rights or make other mistakes that could hurt a future defense case. To make sure you don’t operate on any potentially harmful...

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3 Crucial Facts to Know about Out-of-State DUIs

Getting arrested for a DUI at any point can be upsetting. When, however, you get arrested in a state you don’t live in, the thought of dealing with an out-of-state criminal case can be as distressing as it may be scary or overwhelming. To help...

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How Long Will a DUI Stay on My Record?

In Colorado, if you are convicted of a DUI offense, that conviction will remain on your criminal record indefinitely. In other words, it can end up following you around forever. What the impacts of having a DUI record can be, however, will depend...

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FAQs about DUI Police Reports: What You Should Know

In DUI cases, police reports – along with BAC test results – can be some of the most important pieces of evidence. To elucidate just why this is, below, we will answer some commonly asked questions about police reports for DUI stops and cases. If,...

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3 Ways You Can Get a DUI When NOT Driving a Car

DUI charges often arise when motorists are accused of driving while they are allegedly impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. However, Colorado laws allow for people to be charged with DUI even if they are not driving, and below, we’ll point out when...

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Should I Plead Guilty to DUI Charges?

As experienced DUI defense attorneys, we hear this question a lot. After all, it can be easy to feel like you don’t have a lot of options when you are facing drunk driving charges and two impending DUI cases (one with the court and another with the...

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Felony DUI Law Now in Effect in Colorado

If you are arrested for a fourth drunk driving offense in Colorado, you can face felony charges, as Colorado felony DUI law officially declares. According to the provisions of this statute, a fourth DUI in Colorado can be filed as a Class 4 felony,...

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Penalties for Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Colorado

In light of our last blog that defined what extraordinary risk crimes in Colorado are, we thought it would be an apt time to point out just what the specific penalties for these offenses can be upon conviction. Extraordinary Risk Crime Penalties by...

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Commercial Driver DUI: What You Should Know

In Colorado and every state in the U.S., the legal limit for intoxication for those with standard drivers’ licenses is 0.08 BAC (grams of alcohol for every 100 ml of blood). This generally means that, when traffic cops have probable cause to...

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Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 2)

Picking up from Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here, we will uncover some more essential things you may need to know about marijuana intoxication and driving, according to Colorado state statutes. Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws:...

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Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1)

Driving under the influence of intoxicating substances like alcohol and drugs is against the law. However, how the law treats alcohol DUIs versus marijuana DUIs in Colorado can be different, and understanding just what these differences are can be...

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How Much a First Colorado DUI Can Cost You (Pt. 2)

Proceeding from How Much a First Colorado DUI Can Cost You (Pt. 1), below, more of the financial impacts of a first-time DUI conviction in Colorado will discussed. While the first part of this blog series focused on the court costs of DUIs, here,...

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How Much a First Colorado DUI Can Cost (Pt. 1)

Colorado DUI Cost - It's Expensive! When facing DUI charges for the first time, people are often focused on whether or not they will have to go to jail. While incarceration is certainly a valid worry with any criminal case, what fewer people may...

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6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops (Pt. 3)

Ending our blog series 6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops, here, we will reveal some final crucial facts to know about these types of traffic stops. More Crucial Facts You May Want to Know about DUI Stops Fact 5 – Whether or not you end up having a...

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6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops (Pt. 2)

Continuing from 6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops (Pt. 1), here, we will resume this discussion, pointing out a few more important things that you may want to know about drunk driving traffic stops. DUI Stops: More Important Info Fact 3 – If police...

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6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops (Pt. 1)

Talking to police officers can be an unnerving experience, especially when you may be suspected of drunk driving or some other crime. While you may feel, however, that you have no control or power in these situations, being informed about what...

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7 Colorado DUI Myths Debunked – Part 2

7 Colorado DUI Myths Debunked - Part 2Resuming The 7 Colorado DUI Myths Debunked (Pt. 1), here, we will continue revealing the truth behind some of the most common Colorado DUI myths in Colorado DUI Myths - Part 2. Colorado DUI Myths - Part 2...

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How to Get Evidence Thrown Out of Court (Pt. 2)

Resuming How to Get Evidence Thrown Out of Court (Pt. 1). Equally important, we will continue to point out some of the more effective arguments that may be used to try to get a judge to deem the prosecutor’s evidence inadmissible in a given case....

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How to Get Evidence Thrown Out of Court (Pt. 1)

Get Evidence Thrown Out Of Court - It's Possible! When building and presenting a criminal defense case, one of the most effective strategies for strengthening the defense (and simultaneously weakening the prosecutor’s case) can be to get evidence...

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5 Ways to Avoid Getting a Holiday DUI (Pt. 2)

Continuing from 5 Ways to Avoid Getting a Holiday DUI (Pt. 1), below we will point out some more things you can do to avoid putting yourself in the position of being suspected of drunk driving this holiday season – or ever. More Things to Do to...

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5 Ways to Avoid Getting a Holiday DUI (Pt. 1)

Christmas and New Years are fun, festive times when people tend to celebrate with their friends and/or family by throwing parties. If you’ll be celebrating the holidays at a party and you plan on drinking alcohol, knowing what to do in order to...

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Probable Cause: FAQs (Pt. 3)

Here, we will wrap up our three-part blog series Probable Cause: FAQs, responding to some additional questions regarding probable cause. Q – What is probable cause to seize someone’s property? A – In general, probable cause to seize someone’s...

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