Criminal Defense

Ryan & Amy Again Named Super Lawyers Rising Stars

March 14,2016

Partners Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha have been selected to the 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This is Ms. Goscha’s fourth consecutive Rising Stars selection. This is […]

DUIs & Your Driver’s License According to the Colorado DMV

February 01,2016

If your blood or breath alcohol content was between .08 and .15 within two hours after you were driving and it is your first offense, you will be subject to a revocation of your driving privilege. There are different revocation conditions for second offense, you refused a chemical test or your BAC was .150 or […]

New Felony DUI Law Now In Effect

August 07,2015

Next time you think about driving home after enjoying drinks at your favorite Aspen restaurant, consider calling a cab or taking the bus. Drivers in Colorado could now be subject to significant consequences with the new felony DUI law going into effect. On June 1, Governor Hickenlooper signed the new DUI bill into law. It […]

What You Should NEVER Do if Arrested

June 19,2015

Following up an earlier post about what you should do if arrested, the below is a list of things that you should never, ever do if you’re arrested. Do not speak— with anyone. Do not say anything about the incident to the police or cellmates. The police will often put an informant in the cell […]

What You Should Do if Arrested

June 17,2015

When not in trial, criminal defense attorneys spend much of their time trying to mitigate the damage done by a client during their arrest. I frequently see criminal suspects carelessly try to explain their side of the story and unknowingly shoot themselves in the foot. What should a person do if they are accused of […]

Colorado Considers Making DUI a Felony

February 20,2015

Colorado is among five states where repeat drunk driving offenders face only misdemeanor charges. This may soon change. On February 5, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill increasing penalties against repeat drunk drivers. House Bill 15-1043 would make a third DUI within seven years punishable as a felony if other aggravating factors were involved, […]

Rave Reviews for Ryan Kalamaya

February 04,2015

A number of recent clients have confirmed that RKV Law moves mountains in the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys. Domestic relations reviews: Jessica gave Ryan 5 stars and said: If you need a great lawyer who will help guide you every step of the way with integrity and a personal touch. Ryan is the one. […]

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling on Privacy of Cellphones

June 26,2014

In what is surely a landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today in Riley v. California that police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people under arrest. The courts, including here in Colorado, have long allowed warrantless searches in connection with arrests under the auspices of police safety and preservation of […]

Testimonial: Bad Trip, Good Lawyer

June 02,2014

The below is a review recently left for RKV Law’s Vail lawyer, Ryan Kalamaya: Ryan is fantastic. Truly. This man clearly has a great deal of integrity in handling his cases, and helped me tremendously with mine. He is energetic and charismatic, doesn’t judge his clients, and connects with you on a human level to […]

What You Should Do if Arrested

May 07,2014

When not in trial, criminal defense attorneys spend much of their time trying to mitigate the damage done by a client during their arrest. I frequently see criminal suspects carelessly try to explain their side of the story and unknowingly shoot themselves in the foot. What should a person do if they are accused of […]

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