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Colorado Springs man arrested for domestic violence

Married or not, significant others in Colorado often disagree. While this is a common component in any relationship, what isn't common is for these disputes to turn violent. Domestic violence is a serious matter and is treated as such in the U.S. Thus, when an individual is accused of such a crime, it is vital that they explore their rights and determine what steps are necessary to initiate a defense against the allegations.

According to recent reports, authorities in Colorado Springs were called to investigate complaints of domestic violence. During their initial investigation, officers were able to establish probable cause for domestic violence and arrest the 58-year-old male suspect.

Devising a defense strategy for drug charges

Being accused of a drug crime is a serious matter, as these criminal allegations can carry harsh penalties. Additionally, just being accused of these crimes can impact one's personal and professional reputation. Thus, it is vital to explore defense options, regardless of one's criminal history. This could help reduce the drug charges or even help clear a person's name.

However, clearing one's name means devising a strong defense. Thus, it is important to explore what options one typically has when facing drug possession charges. To begin, one could challenge the legality of the evidence due to an unlawful search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment protects against unlawful searches and seizure; therefore, if the proper steps were not taken, then it may be possible to suppress evidence that was obtained during an illegal search.

Asserting a strong defense against drug charges

Criminal charges can be rather costly. This not only refers to the costs associated with asserting a defense against the charges, but also encompasses the damages the allegations can have on a person's life. Drug crimes can have a lasting effect on the accused's life, which makes it imperative that individuals in Colorado understand their defense options.

The accused may feel overwhelmed when facing drug charges; however, it is important to note that no matter the situation or what one's criminal background is, it is always a good idea to have a strong criminal defense. The attorneys at the Law Office of Lori Crystal, LLC, are available to help individuals in the Castle Rock formulate a defense.

Speeding tickets can affect driving privileges

When playing sports, accumulating point is a good thing. In most games, the more points that a person has, the better the chances of winning. There is, however, one arena where having points is not necessarily a good thing, and that is on one's driving record.

A person's driving record is a history of their driving infractions. Driving infractions can include, but are not limited to, speeding, running red lights, failing to use proper signals, and others. When a person is charged with a driving infraction, it may appear on their record, along with corresponding points.

Colorado woman charged with a DUI after pedestrian accident

Getting in a motor vehicle crash is a major event for individuals in Colorado and elsewhere. While most are concerned about the injuries and damages that befall on them following a collision, others may be focused on the potential charges he or she may face because of it. For the most part, car accident occur when a motorist violates a traffic law. And if a driver is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol following a car crash, it is important to consider what options they have to assert a defense against such charges.

According to recent reports, a Colorado Springs woman is facing several charges following a crash that badly injured a man. Based on reports, the incident occurred after law enforcement was attempting to pull over the female driver. During this attempt, the woman allegedly collided with two vehicles before striking a man that was outside of his vehicle on the side of the street. This man was badly injured in the crash and was transported to the hospital.

Helping with your defense against domestic violence

As any Colorado resident can attest, it is not difficult to find someone that disagrees with you on something. Although disagreements are natural, these disputes could turn into heated arguments. This could be a fight in a bar, or it could be an altercation with a loved one in the home. Matters involving domestic violence can be very serious. This is not only due to the potential penalties the accused could face but also the secondary consequences that occur when one is convicted. If the defendant has a criminal record, they could face harsher penalties. Additionally, if children are involved, this could create issues with custody.

Cases of domestic violence can turn complex rather quickly. This is why it is important to have a skilled and experienced legal team on your side when strategizing a defense action. The attorneys at the Law Office of Lori Crystal, LLC, understand how overwhelming it can be to face allegations of domestic violence. Thus, our goal is to help our clients make sense of it all, so they can take immediate action.

Menacing is a serious Colorado crime

Assault and battery are terms that readers may have heard on the news or read about in the newspaper. These crimes are often alleged when individuals are threatened or subjected to violence by others.

However, there is a third crime that covers these actions as well, and this crime is called menacing.

Not all field sobriety tests are properly administered

Field sobriety tests are roadside assessments that Colorado law enforcement officers can use to look for evidence of intoxication in drivers. The tests usually involve three different evaluations that push the limits of drivers' balance, coordination, and focus. If a driver cannot complete the assessments then they may be arrested for drunk driving.

The single leg stand and walk and turn assessments test drivers' capacities to hold themselves still or walk in a straight line. Both of these tests can be affected by the natural surroundings of the location where they are administered; for example, a sober driver may struggle to hold their balance on one leg if the ground they are standing on is sloped. If a law enforcement officer does not properly administer them, they may get a false reading of intoxication.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a serious legal matter that affects too many American families each and every year. Readers of this Colorado legal blog may have experienced it in their own relationships or may know others who have suffered under the weight of domestic violence in their own lives. This post should not stand in as legal advice to any reader, and those who are suffering from domestic violence are encouraged to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.

Domestic violence may be achieved through actual violence or the threat of violence. While some victims may suffer physical pain and assaults from their aggressors, others may be victimized by their aggressors' violent words, threats and nonphysical tactics. Domestic violence can occur between individuals in intimate relationships, those who have been in intimate relationships and members of households.

Should a party ask for spousal support during their divorce?

Although divorce is an emotional event in the life of a Colorado resident, it is also a major legal undertaking and may require significant financial planning in order to successfully execute. That is because the splitting of two married people results in the need for the parties to set up their own homes, provide for their own needs, and manage their own assets. If a party to a divorce is not financially equipped to take on these and other responsibilities, it may be very hard for them to move forward after ending their marriage.

Spousal support is the payment of money from one divorcing party to their ex. It is generally the case that a party with a job will pay support to a party without a job, but every divorce and spousal support case will advance on its own facts. A reader may want to consult with their own divorce attorney to learn more about whether spousal support should be addressed in their legal proceedings.

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