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April 2019 Archives

R-line conductor will not be charged with assault in derailment

People in Colorado may remember an incident that occurred in January in Aurora in which an R-Line train derailed, allegedly because the conductor was rounding a curve too fast during inclement weather. Nine people on the train suffered injuries in the incident. Police, after performing an investigation, recommended that the conductor be charged with nine counts of assault.

Tips for addressing family law issues in the digital age

Having some sort of online presence is almost ubiquitous these days. Many married couples in Colorado share social media accounts, online bank accounts and pay bills online. Many married couples also stream videos and music online and make online purchases from a shared account. In addition, some couples share electronic devices, like tablets and computers. Computers and the Internet have made many aspects of our lives easier.

Should the legal limit for DUI be lowered to 0.05 percent?

In Colorado, if a motorist's blood-alcohol concentration is above 0.08 percent, they are deemed too drunk to drive safely and could receive a DUI. The legal limit is in place to keep people safe on the road. However, some are now saying that even a BAC of 0.05 percent puts others' safety at risk.

Co-parenting is not always the best choice following a divorce

In the age of "conscious uncoupling," it may seem like co-parenting is preferable to other types of child custody arrangements. However, while co-parenting may work for some in Colorado, there are instances in which co-parenting is not in the best interests of the child or the parents, for that matter.

How do protective orders help Coloradans stay safe?

Most people in a romantic relationship argue from time to time. While most couples can peacefully resolve their issues, other times the situation escalates, and domestic violence and neglect occur. When this happens, the victim may need legal protection to stay safe from their abuser. Colorado law recognizes this and has a system in place that allows a victim of domestic violence to seek a protection order from the court.

Bill would reduce penalties for drug possession in Colorado

There have been movements across the nation to decriminalize certain drug offenses, or even make possession of certain drugs lawful under certain circumstances. Colorado is one of the leaders in this initiative after it legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana in 2014. However, some lawmakers want to take such initiatives a step further.

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