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  • Age of Consent

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    • What is the Age of Consent in Colorado?

      Each state has its own laws regarding the “age of consent,” which refers to the age that someone can legally consent to sex. While state laws vary, the age of consent is typically 16, 17, or 18. Here in Colorado, the age of sexual consent is 17-years old. Many states have what has been coined a “Romeo and Juliet” law, which is also called a “close-in-age exemption.” Meaning, 15 and 16-year-olds ...

    Alcohol Offenses

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    • Criminal Offenses & License Suspension in Colorado

      If you’re like most Colorado drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that your driver’s license can be suspended for drunk driving or getting too many speeding tickets. What you may not realize is that’s only the beginning – there are many other circumstances where a person’s driver’s license can be suspended or revoked in Colorado. As a criminal defense attorney, my clients are faced with license ...

    Auto Theft

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    • Criminal Offenses & License Suspension in Colorado

      If you’re like most Colorado drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that your driver’s license can be suspended for drunk driving or getting too many speeding tickets. What you may not realize is that’s only the beginning – there are many other circumstances where a person’s driver’s license can be suspended or revoked in Colorado. As a criminal defense attorney, my clients are faced with license ...

    Background Checks

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    • Can Landlords Run Background Checks?

      We all need a safe place to live, especially if we are raising a family. But not everyone can qualify for, or afford to buy a house, so a large percentage of the population rents or leases apartments and homes in lieu of getting a 30-year mortgage. If you are convicted of a crime, there are two major aspects of your life that a criminal record will affect: 1) employment, and 2) housing. For the ...

    Bench Warrants

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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 ...

    Blood Alcohol Concentration

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    • FAQs About a Colorado DUI

      For the average Denver resident, it can be difficult to fully understand a Colorado DUI. Compared to some states, Colorado does not have loads of easy-to-find information about drunk and drugged driving on the internet. For this reason, I decided to dedicate a post to frequently asked questions about driving under the influence in Colorado. If after reading this list of FAQs, you have further ...

    Burglary

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    • Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders

      Across the nation, there are strict laws prohibiting convicted felons from possessing firearms until their civil rights are restored, and in some states a felon is banned from firearms for life. In Colorado, felon in possession of a firearm is covered under C.R.S. 18-12-108 and it is referred to as “possession of weapons by previous offenders.” Under Sec. 18-12-108(1), it reads: “A person commits ...
    • 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 ...

    Chemical Test Refusal

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    • Criminal Offenses & License Suspension in Colorado

      If you’re like most Colorado drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that your driver’s license can be suspended for drunk driving or getting too many speeding tickets. What you may not realize is that’s only the beginning – there are many other circumstances where a person’s driver’s license can be suspended or revoked in Colorado. As a criminal defense attorney, my clients are faced with license ...

    Criminal Defense

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    • Reinstating a Colorado Driver License

      When someone’s Colorado driver license is suspended, or revoked because they have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), DUID , or for another reason, such as having too many points on their record, he or she must go through the proper steps to restore their driving privilege. However, one cannot reinstate their driving privilege until all of the conditions of their suspension or ...
    • What Are Collateral Consequences?

      Are you facing criminal charges in the Greater Denver Area? If you are convicted (found guilty) of a crime, you fill face the standard court-ordered penalties, such as fines, probation, community service, and jail time. However, most convictions mean more than that. They lead to additional consequences that do not involve court penalties – these are called “collateral consequences” and it will all ...
    • Waiving the Right to a Jury Trial in Colorado

      Are you facing criminal charges in the Greater Denver Area? If so, it’s going to be very important for you to weigh your legal options. Will you challenge your charges? Will you accept a plea bargain? Or, will you waive your right to a jury trial and instead let a judge decide your fate? For the purposes of this post, I want to discuss waiving one’s right to a jury trial and the reasons behind ...

    Criminal Mischief

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    • Criminal Offenses & License Suspension in Colorado

      If you’re like most Colorado drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that your driver’s license can be suspended for drunk driving or getting too many speeding tickets. What you may not realize is that’s only the beginning – there are many other circumstances where a person’s driver’s license can be suspended or revoked in Colorado. As a criminal defense attorney, my clients are faced with license ...

    Criminal Procedure

    The latest posts for Criminal Procedure are listed below.
    • What Are Collateral Consequences?

      Are you facing criminal charges in the Greater Denver Area? If you are convicted (found guilty) of a crime, you fill face the standard court-ordered penalties, such as fines, probation, community service, and jail time. However, most convictions mean more than that. They lead to additional consequences that do not involve court penalties – these are called “collateral consequences” and it will all ...
    • Waiving the Right to a Jury Trial in Colorado

      Are you facing criminal charges in the Greater Denver Area? If so, it’s going to be very important for you to weigh your legal options. Will you challenge your charges? Will you accept a plea bargain? Or, will you waive your right to a jury trial and instead let a judge decide your fate? For the purposes of this post, I want to discuss waiving one’s right to a jury trial and the reasons behind ...
    • Can Landlords Run Background Checks?

      We all need a safe place to live, especially if we are raising a family. But not everyone can qualify for, or afford to buy a house, so a large percentage of the population rents or leases apartments and homes in lieu of getting a 30-year mortgage. If you are convicted of a crime, there are two major aspects of your life that a criminal record will affect: 1) employment, and 2) housing. For the ...

    Domestic Violence

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    • Can Landlords Run Background Checks?

      We all need a safe place to live, especially if we are raising a family. But not everyone can qualify for, or afford to buy a house, so a large percentage of the population rents or leases apartments and homes in lieu of getting a 30-year mortgage. If you are convicted of a crime, there are two major aspects of your life that a criminal record will affect: 1) employment, and 2) housing. For the ...
    • Can I Be Deported for DUI?

      Are you a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) who is facing criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI)? If so, you may be wondering, “If I’m convicted of DUI, can it trigger removal (deportation) proceedings?” This is a valid question indeed and the answer is, “It depends.” As a general rule, a first, second and even third DUI offense without aggravating factors is prosecuted ...
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Colorado

      The term “ domestic violence ” generally refers to violence and threats of violence between family and household members. It frequently relates to violence between spouses (spousal abuse), parents and children (child abuse), and other relatives. In Colorado, if someone is a victim of domestic violence, they can ask the court for a restraining order, also known as a domestic violence restraining ...

    Driver License Suspensions

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    • Criminal Offenses & License Suspension in Colorado

      If you’re like most Colorado drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that your driver’s license can be suspended for drunk driving or getting too many speeding tickets. What you may not realize is that’s only the beginning – there are many other circumstances where a person’s driver’s license can be suspended or revoked in Colorado. As a criminal defense attorney, my clients are faced with license ...

    Drug Crimes

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    • Reinstating a Colorado Driver License

      When someone’s Colorado driver license is suspended, or revoked because they have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), DUID , or for another reason, such as having too many points on their record, he or she must go through the proper steps to restore their driving privilege. However, one cannot reinstate their driving privilege until all of the conditions of their suspension or ...
    • Can Landlords Run Background Checks?

      We all need a safe place to live, especially if we are raising a family. But not everyone can qualify for, or afford to buy a house, so a large percentage of the population rents or leases apartments and homes in lieu of getting a 30-year mortgage. If you are convicted of a crime, there are two major aspects of your life that a criminal record will affect: 1) employment, and 2) housing. For the ...
    • Can I Be Deported for DUI?

      Are you a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) who is facing criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI)? If so, you may be wondering, “If I’m convicted of DUI, can it trigger removal (deportation) proceedings?” This is a valid question indeed and the answer is, “It depends.” As a general rule, a first, second and even third DUI offense without aggravating factors is prosecuted ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • Reinstating a Colorado Driver License

      When someone’s Colorado driver license is suspended, or revoked because they have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), DUID , or for another reason, such as having too many points on their record, he or she must go through the proper steps to restore their driving privilege. However, one cannot reinstate their driving privilege until all of the conditions of their suspension or ...
    • First DUI Penalties in Colorado

      Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado? If so, you are going to have a number of questions and understandably so. For the purposes of this post, I’m going to explain the basics of a Colorado DUI and the penalties involved for a first DWAI and DUI offense. The State of Colorado prohibits people from driving under the ...
    • Can Landlords Run Background Checks?

      We all need a safe place to live, especially if we are raising a family. But not everyone can qualify for, or afford to buy a house, so a large percentage of the population rents or leases apartments and homes in lieu of getting a 30-year mortgage. If you are convicted of a crime, there are two major aspects of your life that a criminal record will affect: 1) employment, and 2) housing. For the ...

    DUID

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    • Reinstating a Colorado Driver License

      When someone’s Colorado driver license is suspended, or revoked because they have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), DUID , or for another reason, such as having too many points on their record, he or she must go through the proper steps to restore their driving privilege. However, one cannot reinstate their driving privilege until all of the conditions of their suspension or ...
    • What Should I Do If I'm Pulled Over?

      Drivers get pulled over every day for various reasons including speeding, running through a stop sign or a red light, having expired registration tags, passing a stopped school bus, or simply having a broken taillight. Another reason for traffic stops is driving under the influence (DUI) – if an officer suspects that someone is driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs , or even ...
    • FAQs About a Colorado DUI

      For the average Denver resident, it can be difficult to fully understand a Colorado DUI. Compared to some states, Colorado does not have loads of easy-to-find information about drunk and drugged driving on the internet. For this reason, I decided to dedicate a post to frequently asked questions about driving under the influence in Colorado. If after reading this list of FAQs, you have further ...

    DWAI

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    • First DUI Penalties in Colorado

      Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado? If so, you are going to have a number of questions and understandably so. For the purposes of this post, I’m going to explain the basics of a Colorado DUI and the penalties involved for a first DWAI and DUI offense. The State of Colorado prohibits people from driving under the ...
    • What Should I Do If I'm Pulled Over?

      Drivers get pulled over every day for various reasons including speeding, running through a stop sign or a red light, having expired registration tags, passing a stopped school bus, or simply having a broken taillight. Another reason for traffic stops is driving under the influence (DUI) – if an officer suspects that someone is driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs , or even ...
    • FAQs About a Colorado DUI

      For the average Denver resident, it can be difficult to fully understand a Colorado DUI. Compared to some states, Colorado does not have loads of easy-to-find information about drunk and drugged driving on the internet. For this reason, I decided to dedicate a post to frequently asked questions about driving under the influence in Colorado. If after reading this list of FAQs, you have further ...

    Failure to Appear

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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 ...

    Felonies

    The latest posts for Felonies are listed below.
    • What Are Collateral Consequences?

      Are you facing criminal charges in the Greater Denver Area? If you are convicted (found guilty) of a crime, you fill face the standard court-ordered penalties, such as fines, probation, community service, and jail time. However, most convictions mean more than that. They lead to additional consequences that do not involve court penalties – these are called “collateral consequences” and it will all ...
    • Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders

      Across the nation, there are strict laws prohibiting convicted felons from possessing firearms until their civil rights are restored, and in some states a felon is banned from firearms for life. In Colorado, felon in possession of a firearm is covered under C.R.S. 18-12-108 and it is referred to as “possession of weapons by previous offenders.” Under Sec. 18-12-108(1), it reads: “A person commits ...

    First DUI

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    • First DUI Penalties in Colorado

      Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado? If so, you are going to have a number of questions and understandably so. For the purposes of this post, I’m going to explain the basics of a Colorado DUI and the penalties involved for a first DWAI and DUI offense. The State of Colorado prohibits people from driving under the ...

    Marijuana DUI

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    • First DUI Penalties in Colorado

      Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado? If so, you are going to have a number of questions and understandably so. For the purposes of this post, I’m going to explain the basics of a Colorado DUI and the penalties involved for a first DWAI and DUI offense. The State of Colorado prohibits people from driving under the ...

    Plea Bargains

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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 ...

    Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders

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    • Can Landlords Run Background Checks?

      We all need a safe place to live, especially if we are raising a family. But not everyone can qualify for, or afford to buy a house, so a large percentage of the population rents or leases apartments and homes in lieu of getting a 30-year mortgage. If you are convicted of a crime, there are two major aspects of your life that a criminal record will affect: 1) employment, and 2) housing. For the ...
    • Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders

      Across the nation, there are strict laws prohibiting convicted felons from possessing firearms until their civil rights are restored, and in some states a felon is banned from firearms for life. In Colorado, felon in possession of a firearm is covered under C.R.S. 18-12-108 and it is referred to as “possession of weapons by previous offenders.” Under Sec. 18-12-108(1), it reads: “A person commits ...

    Probation

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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 ...

    Sex Offenses

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    • What is the Age of Consent in Colorado?

      Each state has its own laws regarding the “age of consent,” which refers to the age that someone can legally consent to sex. While state laws vary, the age of consent is typically 16, 17, or 18. Here in Colorado, the age of sexual consent is 17-years old. Many states have what has been coined a “Romeo and Juliet” law, which is also called a “close-in-age exemption.” Meaning, 15 and 16-year-olds ...

    Sexual Assault

    The latest posts for Sexual Assault are listed below.
    • What is the Age of Consent in Colorado?

      Each state has its own laws regarding the “age of consent,” which refers to the age that someone can legally consent to sex. While state laws vary, the age of consent is typically 16, 17, or 18. Here in Colorado, the age of sexual consent is 17-years old. Many states have what has been coined a “Romeo and Juliet” law, which is also called a “close-in-age exemption.” Meaning, 15 and 16-year-olds ...
    • 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 ...

    Weapons Offenses

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    • Can Landlords Run Background Checks?

      We all need a safe place to live, especially if we are raising a family. But not everyone can qualify for, or afford to buy a house, so a large percentage of the population rents or leases apartments and homes in lieu of getting a 30-year mortgage. If you are convicted of a crime, there are two major aspects of your life that a criminal record will affect: 1) employment, and 2) housing. For the ...
    • Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders

      Across the nation, there are strict laws prohibiting convicted felons from possessing firearms until their civil rights are restored, and in some states a felon is banned from firearms for life. In Colorado, felon in possession of a firearm is covered under C.R.S. 18-12-108 and it is referred to as “possession of weapons by previous offenders.” Under Sec. 18-12-108(1), it reads: “A person commits ...
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