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Posted March 24, 2021

Getting a job after a felony charge

The unfortunate reality of having a criminal record is that many felons face discrimination when they try to get a job. While companies claim to welcome individuals with a record, the harsh reality is that many of those same companies turn applicants away at the earliest sign of a criminal past.Convicted felons that want...
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Posted March 12, 2021

When does a DUI become a felony offense in CO?

Felony crimes are much more serious than misdemeanors and can impact your life in multiple ways. There are some crimes on the books that may be either misdemeanors or felonies depending on mitigating circumstances and DUI is one of them.If the courts are charging you with a potential DUI, it is vital that you...
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Posted March 1, 2021

The importance of ID checks at cannabis dispensaries

If you own a cannabis dispensary ID checks are critical for the survival of your business. The sale of tobacco and liquor has always caused a need for ID checks, but there are reasons to be even more careful.According to the Coloradoan, minors cannot be present where any products or plants are visible. ID...
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Posted February 16, 2021

How does dollar value increase felony theft charges?

You have probably wondered how long someone could go to prison for an act of theft. Stealing money or property is a very broad area of law and can involve differing levels of punishment. Some sentences are light but other punishments may deprive you of much of your freedom. A major factor in driving up...
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Posted February 11, 2021

What kind of life might I have in five years if convicted of DUI?

In many cases, a felony conviction for DUI could result in your spending the next five years in jail. According to a 9Wants to Know investigation, however, one-third of individuals with felony DUI convictions stayed out of prison.Instead of incarceration, you may have a chance to attend a substance abuse treatment program and receive...
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Posted February 4, 2021

How is domestic abuse defined in Colorado?

Accusations of domestic abuse and violence are always troubling. Along with the feelings of the victim, the accused also faces serious consequences if found guilty of the charges against them. If there are questions about the accuracy of the accusations or mitigating circumstances, the stakes are even higher. If you have been accused of domestic...
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Posted January 27, 2021

Can I challenge breathalyzer results?

If the police are charging you with drunk driving, it is likely that a key piece of evidence is a breathalyzer reading. In fact, in some cases, the entire DUI case hinges on a breathalyzer reading.Breathalyzer results are very similar to radar gun results. It is entirely possible to contest breathalyzer results in certain...
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Posted January 25, 2021

Was your failed DUI breath test due to officer error?

Few things can ruin your fun trip to Breckenridge faster than a DUI or DWAI stop. To determine if you have a blood alcohol concentration above Colorado’s legal limit, the officer who stopped you may have asked you to breathe into a testing device.While DUI breath test results are usually admissible in court, they...
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Posted January 11, 2021

What is disorderly conduct?

You have probably heard of the term “disorderly conduct,” but do you know how the law applies to it in Colorado? Disorderly conduct covers a variety of behaviors and can result in either petty offense or misdemeanor charges. The definition of disorderly conductAccording to FindLaw, disorderly conduct applies to situations where someone breaches the peace either deliberately, consciously...
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Posted December 29, 2020

Does your BAC reflect how drunk you are?

Colorado has strict laws against drunk driving and other such risky behaviors. As with all states, it relies on a system of blood alcohol content levels to determine if you are too drunk to drive. But having a low BAC does not necessarily mean you are safe to drive. In fact, BAC levels are an...
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Posted December 8, 2020

DUI charges, convictions and possible defenses

Depending on the circumstances of your DUI charges and whether it is a first or subsequent offense, the judge may determine fines or time in jail is appropriate upon a conviction decree. Although the prosecution may present findings that seem cut and dried, several defenses are available that may reduce charges or help avoid...
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Posted December 7, 2020

When police use big tech data in criminal investigations

Many of us have an uneasy relationship with the companies like Google and Facebook. We know and like their products, but we aren’t necessarily pleased about the amount of data they collect on us. If you’re in this situation, you may comfort yourself with the idea that, at worst, these companies are just using...
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