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A Look Back & Forward on Our 4th Anniversary

As of April 2016, the Law Office of Laurie A. Schmidt is officially 4 years old! It’s been a tremendous time for us, and we are honored and privileged to have been able to help so many people though their family law or criminal defense issues. Looking back over the past four years, I can […]

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Is It an Illegal Search for Police to Listen to Calls and Read Emails?

Is It an Illegal Search for Police to Listen to Calls and Read Emails?  A core principle in our laws is that all searches, including those of cell phones, emails, and phone conversations are unreasonable, unless the search or invasion is conducted by a valid warrant. This was upheld in a recent U.S. Supreme Court […]

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No Cell Phone Search Without Warrant Says U.S. Supreme Court

COURT FINDS WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF YOUR CELL PHONE VIOLATES FOURTH AMENDMENT  The Fourth Amendment protects you against unreasonable governmental contact.  Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a key decision, held that you have a right to privacy and to be free from unreasonable search and seizure of your cell phone, including smart phone.  In a unanimous decision […]

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Colorado Bail Bonds – what happens after you are arrested

Colorado Bail Bonds You have just been arrested – you call your friend or family member, but what happens?  What do you need to do?  What should you tell them?  Your first thought is probably, how can I get out of jail?  This post is to provide some information about arrests and release from custody […]

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