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Criminal Defense

If you have been accused of a crime, your future is suddenly on hold. A criminal conviction can cause more than the potential loss of your freedom; it can cause you to lose your job, limit your employment options, destroy your reputation and standing in the community, and ruin your relationships with those you love…

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DUI/DWAI

Being caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 will get you a DUI charge (Driving Under the Influence)  in most states in the U.S.  In Colorado, there is an additional charge that can be brought, DWAI, Driving While Ability Impaired, that is applied at lower BAC levels the prosecutor can prove that your ability to drive was affected at all by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both…

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Domestic Violence

To be convicted of domestic violence in Colorado, it must be roven that you committed a crime or threat against a someone you are involved with intimately.  While Domestic violence is not a specific crime in itself; it does, however, enhance the penalties for any crime committed…

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Traffic Violations

While traffic violations can be a nuisance, and the temptation is to just pay the fine, take the points against your license, and move on without a fight.  Most believe that there is little to be done in their defense. Depending upon the ticket, it can be less expensive to talk to an attorney than it is to pay fines, attend time-consuming driving school attendance, and deal with an increase in your insurance rates.  If your work depends upon having a clean license…

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Drug Crimes

Although Colorado has a more tolerant attitude toward marijuana than some other states, make no mistake, serious drug crimes in this state come with serious penalties.  Even possessing the wrong amount of marijuana can get you in hot water.  If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a drug-related offense…

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Misdemeanor Crimes

While it’s true that misdemeanors are lesser crimes than felonies and carry somewhat lighter penalties, a conviction can still be highly disruptive to your life. It’s still a crime, and you can still receive jail time & fines that can affect your entire living and working situation – not to mention long-term issues such as community service, anger management, restitution…

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Felony Crimes

In general, felony crimes are more serious than misdemeanors and can involve a sentence of more than one year in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Even if you’ve only been charged with a Felony in Colorado – serious impacts on your career, living conditions and area and more can happen.  Making sure you have an attorney who can work on your behalf is important to ensure you…

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Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile crimes are committed by someone under the age of 18.  Circumstances can cause juveniles to be charged as an adult, but that is rare.  Minors are sometimes prone to errors in judgment that can put them into conflict with the law. If your child or ward has been arrested, you may be feeling frantic – we understand.  You have hopes and dreams for your child’s future – and seeing them in trouble with the law can change that course …

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Military Clients

Being convicted of certain crimes while you’re n the Military can have additional ramifications above and beyond those faced by non-military civilians. In particular, drunk driving and domestic violence charges have the potential to destroy a military career. Some charges and convictions can result in a military member being dishonorably discharged – which has an impact on the rest of your life.  If you have been questioned, arrested…

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Vehicular Homicide/Vehicular Assault

No one gets behind the wheel of a vehicle with the intent to harm to another person. But we know that a car is a huge and potentially dangerous piece of equipment, and accidents do happen. Sometimes people get hurt or killed. If you were the driver of a car that caused an injury or fatality in an accident, you are probably racked with remorse…

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Colorado’s Habitual Offender Statute

Between the years 1979 and 1994, Colorado’s lawmaker passed laws mandating enhanced sentences for habitual offenders.  This was done as a way to deter repeat offenses and lower the rate of recidivism.  Unfortunately, the law of unintended consequences has also been at work…

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Department of Motor Vehicle Issues

Did you know that the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles has the right to suspend your driver’s license in certain circumstances unrelated to any criminal proceedings?  Sometimes, you may have been told you don’t need a lawyer for a DMV hearing.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Losing your right to drive can wreak havoc with your life, so you will always want to have a lawyer with you at any DMV hearing…

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Civil Restraining Orders

Being served with a civil restraining order can be stressful and confusing.  You might not be sure where you can or cannot go, or what happens once you’ve been served.  A civil restraining order is meant to be a protective device preventing harm to someone in imminent danger from another person. They can be used to prevent domestic violence, child abuse, assault, threatened bodily harm, stalking, and elder abuse.  Sometimes, restraining orders are obtained under false pretenses, though – and having an attorney who understands is important.  A person seeking a restraining order must first apply to the court for a temporary order, which will set a return date for an evidentiary hearing to determine…

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Federal Court Criminal Defense

If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, or even are being investigated for a federal offense, you’ll find out quickly that federal prosecutors are known for their zealousness.  The rules of the federal courts are complex and can be much different than the rules in your local county or state courts.  Federal sentences can also be quite harsh.  Not all attorneys in Colorado accept clients accused of federal crimes, but we do….

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Expungement/Sealing

Did you know that regardless of the outcome of your case, the fact that you’ve been arrested, and the record of your arrest is a matter of record and will show up in a background check when you are applying for a job or housing?  If you’re being vetted to run for public office, or a job handling money – background checks are usually mandatory. Arrest information is even made available on the Internet to the general public, including ex-spouses, neighbors and family members.  This can wreak havoc with your reputation…

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Probation Violations

Being on probation or having a deferred sentence in Colorado means you have to stay in compliance and stay out of trouble.  If you either haven’t complied or have been charged with a new offense, you’re risking your probation – or your deferred sentence could be revoked. Skilled attorneys know ways to prevent a revocation, sometimes simply completing the requirements is enough, but more often, its more complicated than that…

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