Criminal Defense

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 […]

Colorado DUI Felony Bill Killed by Senate

May 07,2014

The proposed bill to make repeat Colorado DUI convictions a felony did not make it out of a Senate committee yesterday. I previously wrote about the proposal here. After passing the State House on a 56-6 vote, the proposal will have to wait until next year before becoming law. According to the Denver Post, Colorado is […]

Colorado DUI Felony Bill Advances

April 29,2014

A bill that would make repeated convictions for Colorado DUIs has cleared its first hurdle with the Colorado legislature. As it stands, any DUI conviction that does not involve a fatality or serious injury remains a misdemeanor. The proposed bill would elevate a 3rd DUI conviction within 7 years, or a 4th and subsequent convictions, […]

Rave Reviews from Ryan’s Client

March 24,2014

A former client recently left the following review for Aspen attorney Ryan Kalamaya at Ryan was very knowledgeable about all relevant legal matters and his experience with the DA’s office was invaluable. He successfully negotiated a plea deal that reduced the points on my license from 24 to 4, allowing me to keep my […]

New Colorado DUI Laws for 2014

January 30,2014

The below is a repost from Ryan’s blog, Kalamaya Law: On Jan 1, 2014, several new laws went into effect for DUIs in Colorado. First, a driver is now able to challenge the basis for a police officer’s stop at a DMV hearing. I’ve written before about DMV hearings, but have yet to cover a […]

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