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Criminal Defense

Posted August 31, 2022

How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is critical. Although it can be tempting to avoid the cost of retaining one, doing so can make a significant difference in the final outcome of your case. Prevent Charges Before you are arrested, law enforcement...
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Posted May 11, 2022

How to protect your mental health if accused of a crime

One minute, life was looking rosy. Then, out of the blue, you found yourself arrested. It might feel like your whole world has been turned upside down in a split second.Everything you worked so hard for could be left in tatters if you are convicted. How will your partner cope if you go to...
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Posted April 13, 2022

Can you get fired for off-duty marijuana use?

Both medicinal and recreational marijuana is legal in many states, and these states afford both residents and visitors a fair amount of legal protection. However, the laws governing the state of Colorado may not be the same as those in your home state.Employees of any company are subject to the rules of an employee...
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Posted March 17, 2022

Important reasons to hire local counsel when charged with a crime while traveling

When you are charged with a crime while traveling, on the road or in a jurisdiction away from home, your case stays in the area of the crime. This often poses a challenge when it comes to finding adequate representation.If charged with a crime outside of the jurisdiction of your permanent residence, it is...
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Posted February 24, 2022

What does it mean when a sentence is suspended?

Courts have several different sentencing options to choose from when a person is convicted of a crime. In some cases, the judge in a case might give a person a specific sentence and then note that it’s suspended. This doesn’t mean that the person is getting out of having to serve their sentence. Instead, it’s...
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Posted January 25, 2022

What is resisting arrest?

The police decide to arrest you, but you think they have no reason to do so. What next? Do you hold out your hands for them to cuff and step into the police car as they request? Or do you just stand there doing nothing on the basis that it’s they who want to...
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Posted January 18, 2022

In Colorado, using a fake ID can come with serious consequences

Whether trying to purchase alcohol or enter a 21-and-over-only establishment, each year many young adults in Colorado find themselves in trouble because they have tried to use false identification to misrepresent their age.Unfortunately, teens often underestimate the potential legal consequences as well as the potential damage to their future opportunities. While trying to pass...
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Posted January 13, 2022

Your phone call in custody could become state evidence

The average person doesn’t really understand their rights when they are under arrest. For example, people often forget that they have the right to remain silent but magically remember that they have the theoretical right to make a phone call.Some people use that phone call to get a family member to come bail them...
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Posted December 13, 2021

What you should know about Colorado’s shoplifting laws

There’s been a lot of media coverage lately about brazen, violent invasions and thefts involving retailers on pricey Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to home improvement superstores. However, individual cases of shoplifting are far more common.In addition to stepped-up security around the holidays, most retailers have surveillance equipment throughout their stores and anti-theft devices...
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Posted December 2, 2021

Can I testify in my own criminal case?

Facing criminal charges is a big deal. If you are charged with a criminal offense in Colorado, you might be wondering how best you can defend yourself and get out of trouble. And one of the questions you are likely to grapple with is whether or not you should testify in your own criminal...
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Posted November 15, 2021

How college crimes can impact your future

As a college student, the future may seem like it is a long way off. However, if you commit a crime in school, you could face immediate and long-term consequences for underage drinking, assault, marijuana possession or other crimes.For example, according to the Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services, after a first-time conviction for...
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Posted November 13, 2021

What happens if you face criminal charges on vacation?

People who are on vacation expect that they will have a good time. Most don’t think that they’ll end their vacation facing criminal charges. The ugly truth is that it’s possible that you will have to answer to the court for actions if you violate the law on your trip.If you’re facing criminal charges...
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