Criminal Defense

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 […]

Why Kalamaya | Goscha?

August 06,2018

We’re pleased to share our firm’s first video. Learn more about our award-wining trial team by watching the embedded video below.

Colorado Restitution and the Effects on a Colorado Civil Lawsuit

July 26,2018

People generally think of a civil lawsuit as the only way to collect a financial judgement against someone. This simply isn’t true. In Colorado, criminal convictions can also result in big criminal restitution judgments against defendants.   COLORADO RESTITUTION In Colorado courts, criminal restitution is a way for victims to get back money if they […]

Difficulties in Policing Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

June 28,2018

As marijuana becomes legalized around the United States, more studies are being devoted to the tracking of driving under the influence of drugs cases. Several studies have been recently featured in correlation to Aspen DUI’s, Glenwood DUI’s, and Vail DUI’s. It was also recently found that Colorado ski resort towns lead Colorado in DUI arrest […]

Sexual Assault Allegations During the #Metoo Movement

June 09,2018

The Bill Cosby trials mark an unquestionable shift in the legal landscape for sexual assaults. He is the first celebrity to actually be convicted since the rise of the #metoo movement. The jury’s decision to convict Mr. Cosby on 3 counts of aggravated sexual assault against one victim, Andrea Constand, was a message that even […]

What you Need to Know about Protection Orders

March 02,2018

The press took a recent interest in protection orders when facts came to light regarding allegations of abuse against White House aide, Rob Porter. Though vehemently denying allegations made by his former wives, a copy of a Virginia protection order filled out by Jennifer Willoughby tends to suggest otherwise. In her statement, Ms. Willoughby claims […]

District Attorney Reduces Criminal Charges Against Basalt Client

February 09,2018

Aspen attorney Ryan Kalamaya was quoted in both the Aspen Times and Aspen Daily News today in connection with the firm’s criminal defense of a Basalt client. A day before Ryan and associate attorney Georgina Melbye were set to appear for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Seldin, the DA significantly reduced the charges. […]

Tesla Driver Arrested for DUI when Car on ‘Autopilot’

January 26,2018

A Tesla driver in San Francisco apparently conflated “autopilot” with “self-driving” last Saturday evening. He was passed out on the Bay Bridge with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit and held up traffic at 5:30. When he was awoken, he told the California Highway Patrol officer that the Tesla was “on […]

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