Category: Criminal Defense

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 […]

Beware of Scam Calls

October 05,2018

Mountain communities report an increase in calls from scammers posing as lawyers, bondsman and jailers asking for money to release a family member ‘in trouble,’ reports a recent article in The Aspen Times. Scammers also pose as local law enforcement agencies to inform the callers that a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The […]

How Does a Criminal Case get Transferred to Another State?

September 06,2018

In any vacation destination, local authorities and attorneys are used to handling criminal cases involving people who reside permanently in other states. The questions is: do you have to come back to Colorado in order to resolve your case and complete the terms of your sentence? The short answer is that it depends on the […]

Colorado Releases First Statewide Study on DUIs

August 10,2018

A recent article indicates that men in their 20s accounted for one-third of all DUIs within the state of Colorado, according to numbers from 2016. In approximately 27,000 DUI cases across the state of Colorado, men as a whole made up three-quarters of all DUI defendants. The report came as a result of a bill passed […]

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