Criminal Defense

Legal Marijuana Use in Colorado

December 02,2021

Every year millions of people travel to Colorado for the rugged beauty and outdoor recreation of the Rocky Mountains or the dining and nightlife of Denver. After the passage of Colorado Constitutional Amendment 64 in November of 2012, Colorado visitors found another way to experience the “Rocky Mountain High”, recreational marijuana. If you are traveling […]

Colorado’s Current Drug Laws

November 15,2021

In 2019, Colorado passed a new law de-felonizing most low-level drug possessions charges. The bill, HB 19-1263, also created a grant, hoping to redirect funds to Drug Courts that help people fight addiction. This law went into effect in March of 2020. Currently, under C.R.S. 18-18-403.5, the majority of simple drug possession crimes became class 1 […]

Greg Greer Joins Kalamaya | Goscha

February 13,2020

We are pleased to announce that Greg Greer has joined our team as senior trial counsel. Criminal Defense For over thirty years, Greg has helped thousands of Garfield County clients successfully make their way through the criminal justice system. Greg’s experience crosses the spectrum of criminal defense. He has represented clients with every level criminal […]

Impacts of Body Cam Footage on a Criminal Case

November 08,2019

Aspen Police decide to continue body cam use over the next five years.

How to Modify a Permanent Protection Order

August 09,2019

If a Judge has granted a permanent civil protection order, the next logical question is whether there is any opportunity for termination or modification. The procedure for modification is dictated by statute at C.R.S. § 13-114-108. A restrained party may modify or terminate a protection order in two ways. The first way is to secure […]

Colorado to De-Felonize Drug Possession​ in 2020

July 29,2019

New Drug Sentencing Reform Signed Into Law Colorado recently passed a new law de-felonizing most low-level drug possessions charges. This move is aimed to lessen the burden on the Colorado Prison System and to focus on treating drug possession offenders. The bill, HB 19-1263, also creates a grant, hoping to redirect funds to Drug Courts […]

Overview of Colorado Minor in Possession Laws

January 25,2019

It’s all fun and X-Games until somebody gets charged with minor in possession of alcohol (MIP). Aspen’s X-Games weekend attracts a notoriously young group of visitors. College students and other youths flock to  Aspen anxious to see the X-Games, attend concerts, and take advantage of reduced-price lift tickets. A recent Aspen Times article, however, reports […]

The Difference Between DUI and DWAI

January 04,2019

What is a DWAI? Most people recognize the acronym “DUI” and know that it stands for “driving under the influence.” Fewer people recognize the term “DWAI” which means “driving while ability impaired.” In Colorado, DWAI is the lesser offense to DUI. From a BAC (blood alcohol content) perspective, DUI is any result .08 or higher. […]

Colorado DUI Enforcement Up This Holiday Season

January 01,2019

The Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys’ Police increased their DUI enforcement this holiday season.  Mountain Police Departments continued “The Heat is On Campaign,” to increase DUI Patrols during peak holiday times. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, about 60 people are arrested for DUI in Colorado a day. The 5thJudicial district has the highest […]

A 10 Step Guide to a Criminal Jury Trial

November 02,2018

Many people expect a jury trial will look like what they see on T.V. In reality, a jury trial is a complex process with many steps. This article presents an overview of generally what to expect from when you set your case for a criminal jury trial through when you get the verdict.   Step […]

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