The cost of hiring a DUI attorney in Colorado can vary greatly between attorneys, but the reality is, hiring the wrong DUI attorney, may actually ending up costing you far more in the long run, and may even be worse than hiring no one at all. For this reason, you should at least speak with […]
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is whether or not the police officer needs to read your rights to you, after they contact you for a DUI. Unfortunately, there’s not really an easy answer. The idea of “reading your rights”, or giving the Miranda warning, comes from a 1966 United States Supreme Court […]
If you receive a DUI charge in Colorado, chances are, you’ll have to do some kind of DUI classes/therapy through a state certified treatment provider. In fact, it’s possible to have the criminal charges outright dismissed and still have to do the DUI classes, since the DMV also requires it. So if you lose your […]
You made a mistake. You’ve been arrested and charged with a DUI (or DWAI, or DUID). Here’s what you can you expect as you navigate this complex process. First, I need to state, I practice mainly in El Paso County (Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas), and while I’ve appeared in Court’s throughout the State, […]
It seems like just about every year the Colorado Legislature takes up the idea of creating a felony DUI law. Currently, Colorado joins Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Maine, as one of only five states that do not have some form of a felony DUI law. While most states make a third or subsequent offense […]
On December 10, 2012, Coloradans passed Amendment 64, effectively legalizing the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of Colorado, making Colorado one of two places in the world where an adult, over the age of 21 can legally possess and consume marijuana recreationally. Amendment 64 gave the State until January 1, 2014 to […]
Being arrested for domestic violence can be a nightmare. Things like mandatory arrest laws, mandatory no contact orders, criminal charges and the stigma of being a batterer, are all common and unforeseen. First, it’s important to know what Colorado law considers domestic violence. C.R.S. 18-6-800.3(1) defines domestic violence as: “an act or threatened act of […]
Attorney Steven Rodemer has been selected as a “Top 100” DUI attorney for 2013 by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD). The sole purpose of The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) is to award those it has determined are the nation’s best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys. NAFDD has identified […]
Attorney Steven Rodemer has been selected to the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Colorado Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the independent research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. You can view Steven Rodemer’s Attorney profile on the […]
On February 11, 2014, the District Attorneys Office agreed to dismiss a vehicular assault case in which three individuals, including my client were badly injured. The case was charged as a class four felony, with the potential of 2-6 years of imprisonment. Ultimately, the DA agreed there were serious flaws in their investigation, accordingly, they […]
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