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Posted November 29, 2022

What Are the Penalties for Repeat Drug Offenses in Colorado?

Many drug offenses are considered felonies in Colorado, especially if the charge is for a repeat offense. As a result, that often means more severe sentences and stricter requirements for parole or probation. Factors Considered in Sentencing A repeat drug-related felony offense is typically considered aggravating circumstances, which means sentencing will fall under the...
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Posted November 13, 2022

If I Violate My Probation in Colorado, What Will Happen?

If you were convicted of a crime in Colorado, you might be granted probation instead of harsher penalties, such as time in jail. Probation allows a significant amount of freedom, but you still must follow terms set by the court. Violating the terms of your probation can carry severe consequences. Potential Penalties for Violating...
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Posted May 18, 2022

Motivations behind false domestic violence claims 

There are far more genuine claims of domestic violence than false claims. Nonetheless, false claims of domestic violence are still frequent enough to warrant further consideration. What motivates individuals to make up such serious allegations? What are your options if you find yourself wrongfully accused? Divorce and separation Sometimes, marriages and other romantic relationships can come to...
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Posted May 12, 2022

Can DUI charges follow you out of state?

If you have ever worried about whether certain crimes will follow you when you leave the state, you should know that a charge for driving under the influence is particularly difficult to escape.Even if you leave the state, chances are that a Colorado DUI conviction will follow you.Getting charged with a DUIYou can get...
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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 22, 2022

Driving and drugs: What you need to know

Drivers have to be in the proper mental and physical condition to drive. Any impairing factors can render them unsafe to drive. While most people may think about alcohol when they hear about impaired driving, it’s also possible for drugs to cause this effect.You may not realize this, but all drugs, including those that...
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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 April 6, 2022

4 consequences of a domestic violence conviction

In Colorado, domestic violence isn’t a crime in and of itself. It is tucked onto your charges as an enhancement if determined that the crime stemmed from domestic violence. This could lengthen your prison or probation sentence and increase any penalties you may be facing.A domestic violence conviction is not to be taken lightly...
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Posted March 23, 2022

Accused of domestic violence? Now what?

If your partner accuses you of domestic violence, you need to act fast to protect your liberties. Colorado police will arrest you, and a court will automatically put a restraining order on you if someone accuses you of domestic violence.It means you need to find a temporary place to stay, as you are not...
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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 March 9, 2022

Defending DUI charges means protecting your career

There are severe criminal penalties associated with DUI convictions but the impacts of such charges also have wide-ranging effects. Generally, DUI cases involve attending court over an extended period of time, which can take its toll on the family. You might also have to miss days from work and other important family events.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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