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Marijuana DUI prosecutions in Colorado

Marijuana DUI in Colorado You can be accused and convicted for driving under the influence of marijuana.  Marijuana DUI convictions have penalties and consequences like that of an alcohol dui.  Marijuana DUI investigation will differ from an alcohol DUI investigation in a few ways.  It should, but not always is, conducted by an officer who […]

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Can I Have the Domestic Violence Charges Dropped

I don’t want the case to be prosecuted – why won’t DA drop the domestic violence charges? Commonly, this question comes up in domestic violence charges or a theft from a family member prosecution.   After a loved one is arrested; regardless of the validity of the charges, family members tend to want to avoid getting […]

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It’s a First Offense Shoplifting- What Happens if I Get Caught Shoplifting in Colorado?

I got caught shoplifting, what will happen to me? Shoplifting, even a first offense, is charged as a theft offense in Colorado, even if you gave the merchandise back.  Giving the items back does not mean that you cannot be charged or even convicted of shoplifting.  It could mean that you would not have to […]

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New Legislation Could Make Multiple DUI Offenses a Felony.

Pending Legislation in Colorado Multiple DUI Convictions Could be Elevated to a Class 5 Felony. Currently in Colorado a conviction for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs is a misdemeanor offense, as long as there is no accident and/or injury.  There is currently legislation being considering in Colorado to make a multiple offenses in […]

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I wasn’t read my Miranda rights – will my case be dismissed (MIRANDA)

As a criminal defense attorney there is one question that I get over and over again they [police] didn’t read me my Miranda Rights, can’t we get the case dismissed or my rights were violated, shouldn’t my case be dismissed.  WRONG. Police are NOT required to give you a Miranda warning, UNLESS both of the […]

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HELP! This is My Second DUI- Do I need a Colorado DUI Attorney?

This post is to provide general information about a second DUI allegation if you would like more detailed information, click here to talk with a Colorado DUI attorney or call (303) 747-4686. Second DUI or DWAI convictions involving alcohol, drugs, or both carry strong penalties.  A lot will depend on how long ago was the […]

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How much will a DUI cost me?

What’s the cost of a Colorado DUI- $10,000.00 Can that be right?  $10,000.00 dollars? If you are facing DUI in Colorado stemming from alcohol, drugs, or both, you’ve might have asked yourself, how much is this going to cost me?  A Colorado DUI attorney knows if convicted, you face fines, fees, penalties, class fees, increased […]

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Ask A Denver Based DUI Attorney- Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Colorado

Are DUI Checkpoints legal in Colorado? Most Colorado DUI attorneys would concur that DUI or sobriety checkpoints are allowable. In fact, it is not uncommon for a checkpoint to be set up, especially around or during a holiday weekends.  However, the police must adhere to strict standards and operating procedures when establishing a checkpoint.  This […]

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Arvada DUI Attorney

Help! I got a DUI/DWAI, Can I talk to An Arvada DUI Attorney? After a DUI arrest or law enforcement contact, you probably have many questions.  Being accused of DUI is an unexpected event that you are not prepared for.  Yes! Many criminal defense attorneys who practice DUI law will talk to you about your […]

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Westminster DUI Attorney

Have You or A Loved One Been Charged With A DUI or DWAI and Are Wondering What Now?  A DUI or DWAI could be the first dealings that you have with the criminal justice system.  A Westminster DUI attorney can help guide you through a confusing, overpowering, and at times frustrating criminal court process. You […]

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