Monthly Archives: December 2011

Preserving Evidence in Criminal Cases in Colorado

Preserving Evidence is essential if you want to have a fighting chance in trial. Sometimes the best defense to criminal charges is a great offense and preserving evidence gives you the best possible offense. This series goes into the details of preserving evidence and discusses some of the things that...
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Preserving Evidence after an Accident to Protect Against Criminal Charges in Colorado

After a car accident, very little evidence will be preserved by the police. If the accident did not involve serious bodily injury or death, virtually nothing will be preserved. The officers may take a few snapshots, then call a tow truck. As a result, it is of the utmost importance...
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True Consequences of Taking a Plea in Colorado

There are numerous benefits to taking a plea in Colorado but it is important to know all of the consequences of a plea before you take it.  Most criminal cases are resolved through the plea bargaining process.  As a result, it is essential that you know all of the details...
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What is Reasonable Suspicion and When Can an Officer Search You?

The U.S. Constitution (and Article II, Section 7 of the Colorado Constitution) guarantees that people are free from unreasonable searches but what does that mean? Essentially, it means that the police can only conduct a search if a normal person would think that the search is reasonable (if a normal person...
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Five Examples of Situations Where a Police Officer Can and Cannot Stop You

If you have ever been stopped by a police officer, you may find yourself wondering, “is this police officer going over the line? Is his search a little too thorough?” It is always acceptable for an officer to ask you for your name and address but further questioning is generally...
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How a Guilty Plea in Colorado can Effect Your Commercial License (CDL)

Drug charges have a heavy impact on how they will affect your life. If you drive a commercial motor vehicle, you could lose your livelihood by picking up a drug charge, a felony, or a charge related to driving (such as careless driving). If you plea guilty to manufacturing, dispensing,...
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Sending Gifts to Inmates in Colorado

During the Holiday Season, it is always nice to receive a gift or two. When you are in jail, the feelings of loneliness and being without connections to family are felt even stronger than they are by people who are out of custody. Most people in jail are there simply...
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Airport Security, Occupy Wall Street, and your Constitutional Rights

During the Holiday season, most of us will find ourselves traveling through airports to visit friends and family. Unfortunately these trips also result in unwelcome frisks, detentions, pat-downs, x-rays, and every other imaginable way that the government can walk the line between your right to privacy and their right to...
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If I Plea Guilty to a Crime in Colorado, Can I own a Weapon Afterwards?

Pleaing Guilty can Cause you to Lose Your Right to Bear Arms in Colorado Unfortunately a number of people do not realize the consequences of pleaing guilty. When you are convicted of certain crimes in Colorado, you will automatically lose some of your rights (including constitutional rights). When you are...
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What to do about Girlfriends with a History of Restraining Orders against their Boyfriends

I recently came across a case in Denver where a girlfriend routinely took out restraining orders on her boyfriends. Every time she would get a new boyfriend, she would walk over to the court and get a new restraining order. Then the second she got upset with the boyfriend, she...
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