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Legal Drugs Often Involved in Incidents, Criminal Defense

It’s no secret that substances and legal issues often collide. Drugs do not have to be illegal to play a role in a criminal matter. In fact, legal substances like alcohol and pharmaceuticals are among the substances most commonly associated with crimes.
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Who Is Entitled to The House in A Divorce?

When a married couple splits, the most valuable assets are often at the center of property division. For many Colorado couples, the family home is the most contentious asset in a divorce.
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DUI Statistics and Consequences Can Inform Drunk Driving Defense

Impaired driving rates can vary a great deal from state to state, or even between jurisdictions. Understanding the local DUI situation, including statistics, laws, and consequences from one’s particular state and region can be helpful, especially for those accused of impaired driving.
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Protecting a Credit Score During Divorce

Ending a marriage can have many financial consequences. According to a 2019 survey, 38% of divorcees experienced an over 50 point drop in their credit score following their separation.
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State Supreme Court Rules on Added Fines for Drug Charges

In 1996, the General Assembly instituted a “drug offender surcharge,” ranging from $300 to $4,500. Other surcharges now exist in Colorado for crimes outside of drug charges, though the ones levied for drug offenders have been explicitly determined to be punishment.
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Identify Priorities, Goals, and Concerns when Entering Divorce

Ending a marriage requires individuals to rethink their plans and goals for the future. While it can be difficult to know exactly what life might look like in the future when going through a divorce, getting clear on goals, concerns, and priorities is extremely helpful when working toward the best possible outcome.
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Court to Rule on Criminal Defense Issue Involving Miranda Rights

Miranda rights protect individuals from incriminating themselves in police interviews and interrogations following an arrest. These rights must be recited to individuals upon arrest to ensure they understand that they do not need to answer any questions. Currently, a criminal defense dispute in Colorado regarding Miranda rights is making its way to the state Supreme Court.
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Behavior upon Arrest Can Impact Drunk Driving Defense

No one plans to be pulled over and accused of driving while impaired. But, if the unthinkable happens, Colorado drivers should consider their behavior upon getting pulled over and following an arrest. The drunk driving defense options available to an individual will depend in large part upon their behavior and the police’s behavior during this crucial period.
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Tips for Finding the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

For those who are arrested and charged with a crime, finding an attorney quickly can make a big difference in the outcome of the situation. It is critical to bring in an attorney as quickly as possible in a criminal matter.
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