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2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • How Will a DUI Affect You?

    Are you facing driving under the influence charges in Denver or anywhere in Arapahoe County? If so, it’s important that you not only learn the penalties for a first DUI , but that you understand the other ways a DUI can affect you. For starters, the standard penalties for a first DUI in Colorado, include: 12 points against your driver’s license, up to a one-year license revocation, between $800 ...
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  • Sexual Assault Charges in Denver

    Are you being accused of sexual assault in Denver or anywhere in Arapahoe County? If so, it’s important that you understand the seriousness of these accusations. Under Section 18-3-402 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, a person commits the offense of sexual assault if he or she “knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim” and: The actor caused the victim to submit ...
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  • 5 Facts About Domestic Violence in Colorado

    Are you accused of committing domestic violence in the Greater Denver Area or anywhere else in Colorado? If so, it’s important that you understand what you’re up against, especially if you were arrested by the police who came to your house on a 911 call. To shed light on the subject, I’m going to discuss 5 facts about domestic violence that you should know: 1. Domestic violence isn’t only physical ...
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  • Will My Case Go to Trial?

    If you were recently arrested for a crime in Denver, Greenwood Village, or anywhere in Arapahoe County and your criminal case is progressing through the courts, you’ll probably want to know, “Will my case go to trial?” This is a good question! The answer to this question depends on what you decide to do. Will you plead guilty? Will you try to negotiate a plea bargain? Or, will you fight your ...
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  • Arapahoe County's Recovery Court

    On Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, the 18th Judicial District adopted a drug court program that served the citizens of Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The program was named, “Recovery Court.” Here is what Arapahoe County Magistrate Bonnie McLean had to say about the program, “As a group, we are keenly aware of the enormous toll, both financial and otherwise, that substance abuse takes on the criminal ...
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  • Penalties for a First Colorado DUI

    If you were recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in Denver, or anywhere else in Colorado, you probably have a lot of questions. Will your driver’s license be suspended? Will you have to go to jail? How much will the fines be? How long will the DUI be reported on your criminal record? In order to shed light on the penalties for DUI, I’m going to ...
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  • Probation in Arapahoe County

    Were you recently arrested for a crime in Arapahoe County? If so, you probably have a lot of questions, especially about probation. Will you go to jail? Can you get probation instead of jail time? How do people criminal defendants get probation? What happens if you violate a term or conditions of your probation, will you go to jail? Continue reading as I explain probation in further detail and the ...
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  • Effects of a Denver Restraining Order

    Has someone taken out a restraining order against you in the Greater Denver Area for domestic violence ? If so, it’s important that you know that the restraining order is not only enforceable statewide, but nationwide. Obtaining a restraining order in Colorado is a two-step process: 1) the alleged victim must obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO), which lasts 14 days, and 2) the victim must ...
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  • Denver Bench Warrants

    Are you concerned there may be a bench warrant for your arrest in the Greater Denver Area? If so, do you know the difference between a traditional arrest warrant and a bench warrant? Since a lot of people don’t fully understand bench warrants and why they’re issued, I’m going to shed light on the matter. A bench warrant is a type of arrest warrant that is issued by a judge and usually after a ...
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  • Can a DUI Affect My Job?

    If you are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in the Denver area, you’re probably concerned about how a DUI conviction would affect your current job and future employment opportunities – this is a valid concern indeed. You may even be wondering, “Can my employer fire me if I’m found guilty of DUI?” For starters, a first-time DUI in Colorado is punishable by five days to one year in ...
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