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What’s On Laurie’s Mind: Answering ‘How Do You Defend Someone You Know is Guilty?’

One question I get asked a lot is: How do you defend a person if you know that he/she is guilty? It’s my humble opinion that this is asking the wrong question. Criminal law is different than any other area of the law because it has the focus always on the prosecutor or government. This […]

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5 Must Know Steps After Being Arrested In Colorado

Being arrested in Colorado for a crime is a shocking event. Being arrested for a crime can leave bewildered, frustrated, and unsure. Many people have questions such as: What just happened?  What do I do now?  You may even be asking yourself, what did I do?  First thing first, you have been arrested for a […]

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Arrested DUI Law Student

If You Are Stopped By Police – The Law Student Knows Series

If you are stopped by police, you need to know you rights and what you can and cannot do. Try to remain calm during the entire contact with officers. The calmer that you are the more reasonable you actions will be. Be polite to the officers. If you are cussing or screaming at officers you […]

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Denver Law Enforcement Contacts

Law enforcement contacts

This is part two of the three part series “The Law Student Knows – Now You Know Too.” Law enforcements ability to stop you is limited. An officer can only act within the protections of the Fourth Amendment. It protects you from unreasonable governmental contact, not all contact. To better understand your rights and how […]

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The Law Student Knows – Now You Know Too

Recently, there was a video posted about a law student that refused to talk with officers, refused to give him an ID, and refused to allow them to search his person. The law student did one thing correctly – he asserted his right to be free from unreasonable police conduct. This blog will be a […]

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DUI REFUSAL Should You Take the Test

Should you Refuse a Blood or Breath Test and Be Considered a DUI Refusal? Arguably the most important piece of information in a Colorado DUI case for the prosecution is the blood alcohol content (BAC) or the drug levels. If you are arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs you have three […]

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Domestic Violence Arrest and Charges in Colorado

Some common defense to domestic violence charges in Colorado You may think that just because the cops came out and eventually arrested you for a domestic violence related charge that you may not have any defenses available.  After all, the cops came out, took statements, arrested you , and took you to jail.   The cops […]

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Arrested for Denver domestic Violence – vital information you must know

Denver domestic violence- before you do anything; read this! Here are a list of FOUR IMPORTANT POINTS that you must know after being arrested for Denver domestic violence crime.  After an arrest for Denver Domestic Violence charge, you are probably in shock, scared, and worried.  What will happen to you and your family, will you […]

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Accused of a Felony in Colorado- important information you must know

Felony in Colorado What happens when you are accused of a felony in Colorado?  Dealing with the criminal justice system can and probably will seem unfair, confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming.  There are various stages and hearings that occur before you even get to trial.  This post maps out the ways a felony in Colorado case […]

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AS OF JULY 1, 2013, there are new laws to seal records of arrest and conviction

As of July 1, 2013, municipal code convictions and petty offense convictions now qualify for expungement in Colorado. This post looks at the new seal records laws recently passed in Colorado.  For additional information on Expungement and Seal Records or contact us directly at (303) 747-4686. This means that if you are convicted of a […]

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