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2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • Can I Drive After a DUI Conviction?

    If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, perhaps the most dreaded penalties, apart from jail time, is having your driver’s license suspended or revoked. Without a driver’s license, getting to work, school, court dates, and other vital obligations is extremely difficult. In this blog, our Denver DUI lawyer explains what happens to your driver’s license after a DUI arrest. DUI License Suspensions in ...
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  • Four Common Holiday Crimes

    While the holidays may bring joy and cheer to many people, they also mean increased workloads for law enforcement, as a number of crimes see an uptick in occurrences during this season. In this blog, we take a look at four of the most commonly-occurring holiday crimes and what law enforcement will have their eyes out for over the next month or so. Shoplifting Retail stores of all sizes will ...
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  • Things to Know about Probable Cause and DUIs

    In order for an officer to have legal authority to pull you over for a DUI, he or she needs to have probable cause. The legal definition of probable cause simply means that a person has reasonable grounds or enough evidence to believe that an individual has either committed a crime, is committing a crime, or is about to commit a crime. In this blog, our Denver DUI attorney explains what you should ...
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  • The Legal Difference Between Murder and Homicide

    We frequently hear the terms “homicide” and “murder” used interchangeably, particularly by reporters on our evening news. However, what these journalists most likely don’t realize is that there is a very important and distinct difference between the two when it comes to law. This difference can have a significant impact on your case, so it’s important to take a look and learn about these terms in ...
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  • What Happens at a DUI Arraignment?

    After a DUI arrest , you’ll be scheduled for arraignment. During arraignment, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a plea and sort out a number of details pertaining to your case. For many individuals, a DUI arraignment is the first time they set foot in criminal court. In this blog, our Denver DUI attorney explains what happens during arraignment and what you can expect. Representation In some ...
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  • Difference Between Misdemeanors and Felonies

    In most states, crimes are classified into one of two categories: felonies and misdemeanors . At surface level, it’s common knowledge that being charged with a felony is the most severe and punishable offense, while misdemeanors are less serious. Understanding the difference between the two can be crucial in terms of plea agreements and possible punishments. In this blog, our Denver criminal ...
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  • Preparing for a Courtroom Appearance

    If you are facing criminal charges, it’s very likely that you will need to make a courtroom appearance. While in court, what you say, how you act, and what you wear become considerable factors in the outcome of your case. While it’s easy to be consumed with fear and doubt, it’s important that you present yourself in a way that is respectful and appropriate. In this blog, our Denver criminal ...
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  • Common Television Crime Show Myths

    Do you watch crime shows on television? While they make for highly-entertaining stories, crime shows have also spread a lot of misinformation regarding how the criminal justice system actually works. This makes those who have been arrested for crimes unaware of important things which can lead to a lot of confusion. Let’s examine three common myths and set the record straight. You Get One Phone ...
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  • Preparing For Your Initial Consultation

    If you’ve been arrested for a crime, your next plan of action should be hiring a criminal defense attorney. When your rights and liberties are hanging in the balance, you cannot afford to put your future in the hands of a mediocre defense firm. You want to make sure that the attorney you hire will prioritize your best interests. Before you hire your lawyer, however, it’s likely that you will have ...
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  • What's The Difference Between Assault and Battery?

    While many people are quick to stick the two together, assault and battery are two different crimes and can result in different penalties. It’s common, however, for prosecutors to charge individuals with both offenses, but they may only be pursuing the conviction of one. In this blog, our Denver criminal defense attorney explains the difference between assault and battery. Assault Under Colorado ...
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  • Five Mistakes to Avoid After a DUI Arrest

    After a DUI arrest , it’s natural to feel stress, frightened, and overwhelmed, which can cloud your judgement. In the absence of a clear mind, it can be easy to make some common mistakes that are made by many other DUI defendants. In this blog, our Denver DUI defense attorney shares the five most common mistakes to avoid after a DUI arrest. Assuming Guilt In order to prove that you are driving ...
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  • The Truth About Your Miranda Rights

    Chances are, on some level, you are somewhat familiar with the Miranda rights (or the Miranda warning, as they are sometimes called). Even children who watch movies and television can probably recite at least part of these rights that are announced every time a criminal arrest is made my police officers. However, as ubiquitous as the Miranda rights have become in our culture, misconceptions about ...
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  • What To Do If You're Pulled Over For a DUI

    Being pulled over for a DUI can be extremely frightening and stressful, which makes it difficult to think clearly. In the absence of a clear mind, you may find yourself not knowing what to do, how to act, or what your rights are. In this blog, we explain what to do if you’re pulled over for a DUI. Prepare the Necessary Information As with any routine traffic stop, the officer will ask for your ...
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  • Can Police Search My House Without a Warrant?

    A search warrant is a legal document that is signed by a judge that allows police officers to search a location and take hold of materials that can be used as evidence to a crime. There are limits to search warrants – officers are allowed to search only the area explicitly specified in the warrant and cannot seize materials that are not outlined in the warrant. There are times, however, when ...
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  • Understanding Colorado's Expressed Consent Law

    Colorado’s DUI laws include an “expressed consent” law, which means you automatically consent to undergo a chemical test if you’ve been arrested by an officer who has reason to suspect that you’ve been driving under the influence. You must be given the test within two hours of when you last operated a vehicle, and you’ll be given a choice of what type of test you want to take – officers can test ...
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