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Colorado DUI With a Child in the Car: Child Abuse?

  • April 16, 2024
  • DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) is never a good idea. You are putting not only your life in danger but also the lives of everyone else on or near the road. One of the few things that can make this behavior worse is when you put the life of a child in danger by driving under the influence with a child in the car. This activity is considered so heinous that Colorado increases the penalties for people who are convicted of a DUI when a child is in the car. The conseque[ ... ]

Defenses Against DUIs

  • September 1, 2023
  • DUI

Being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) is stressful. You could face a driver’s license suspension, hefty fines, and even the possibility of jail time. But there is hope. Evidence in a DUI or DWAI case is often technical and highly complex. An experienced[ ... ]

Different Types of Fraud in Colorado

Fraud is one of the most well-known white-collar crimes. But there are many types of fraud, all of which can lead to criminal charges and severe penalties. What Is Fraud? Fraud occurs when a person commits a wrongful act intended to create an unfair (usually monetary) benefit and cause harm to someone else. Types of Fraud in Colorado Fraud allegation[ ... ]

Can An Improperly Conducted Field Sobriety Test Send Me To Jail?

  • May 13, 2022
  • DUI

Field sobriety tests (FST) are designed to validate legal intoxication in drivers suspected of drunk driving, which in most cases are administered by a trained officer. They are a group of three tests that assess balance, coordination, and the ability of the driver to divide his attention to more than one task while being tested. If the driver fails any of these tests, they will be asked to take a breath or chemical test to confirm their blood-alcohol level.[ ... ]

Can I Fly In The U.S With Marijuana On My Person?

In 2012 state legislation was passed that allowed recreational marijuana usage to be introduced in Colorado, which has led to numerous economic and legal benefits for many in the general public. While within state borders, you are within your rights to use marijuana recreationally, things can get a little murky when boarding planes. If you have a vacation or trip coming up, you should know about laws surrounding marijuana and airports. Flying With A Few Extr[ ... ]

What Are The 4 Elements Common to Embezzlement?

Embezzlement occurs when an individual steals money or property from their employer. This is a serious accusation to face and can result in surprisingly harsh criminal consequences. In order for prosecutors to convict an individual of this crime, they must prove at all four key elements of embezzlement are present. Element 1: The Property Did Not Belong To The Accused First, basic ownership must be established. The pros[ ... ]

Misconceptions About White-Collar Crimes

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), white-collar crimes "are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust." The motivation for these crimes is "to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or services or to secure a personal or business advantage." Because white-collar crimes are often committed behind c[ ... ]

Can I Vote if I Have a Felony Conviction?

Voting is a basic American right. However, many states have laws in place that infringe on a person’s right to vote due to their criminal history. Fortunately, Colorado has some of the most progressive voting laws in the country with regard to voters with convictions. Understand Your Voting Rights in Colorado Here in Colorado, you’re able to vote if: You have a past criminal conviction, but your sentence has been complete[ ... ]

What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Colorado?

Colorado drug laws change often, so it can be difficult to know what the consequences for certain drug offenses, like possession, really are. CONTACT US! Drug Possession Laws in Colorado As of March 1, 2020, Colorado declared it is no longer a felony to possess up to four grams of certain narcotics, including methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin. Addi[ ... ]

The Five “Schedules” of Drugs in Colorado, Explained

Because states have the ability to create their own drug laws (within reason), laws regarding legal and illegal drugs are constantly changing at the state and federal level. For example, as of March 1, 2020, it is no longer a Colorado felony to possess up to four grams of such narcotics as methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, or heroin. How Colora[ ... ]

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