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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. Recently, two offenders brought the surcharge laws into question after being hit with them after they were sentenced.According to the constitutions of the United States and the State of Colorado, an individual can only be prosecuted once for the same offense. Under [...]

By |2020-05-20T09:59:38+00:00May 14th, 2020|Drug Charges|0 Comments

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. Sharing these details with a Colorado family law attorney will help legal counsel to work on an individual's behalf more effectively.While there are some patterns and legal systems in place [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:00:43+00:00May 13th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

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.The question before the Colorado Supreme Court is this: Can a person who commits a crime, such as lying to the police, during an interview for another [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:01:24+00:00May 11th, 2020|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Malicious moves during divorce process can backfire legally

Ending a marriage can be an emotional process, and many people can respond by getting competitive or downright mean. While being fair, firm and thoughtfully aggressive can pay off in a divorce, getting too greedy and trying to take advantage of the other party can backfire. Here are some malicious moves, often done out of anger, that can have negative family law consequences for Colorado divorcees.Since many spouses have intertwined finances, it makes sense that those who try to hurt one another might [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:02:04+00:00May 8th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

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.One of the first things that typically happens when an individual is pulled over for a suspected DUI is a field sobriety test, commonly known [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:03:51+00:00May 6th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

How to let a spouse know that a divorce is on the horizon

When a marriage is no longer working for one or both partners, a conversation about ending the union can be on the horizon. But what is the best way to bring up the idea of divorce to one's partner? Are there steps under Colorado family law that should be taken before starting these conversations? While each couple is different and there are many ways these conversations can go, there are a few best practices to keep in mind.Although there may be a lot [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:04:59+00:00April 29th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

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. However, the speed at which a lawyer gets involved is not the only issue in play; hiring the right Colorado criminal defense lawyer can impact the outcome as well.When selecting a criminal defense attorney, the first step after researching potential options [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:05:52+00:00April 27th, 2020|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What are the most common causes of divorce?

Ending a marriage can make people feel like they are very alone, especially if they are surrounded by seemingly happy couples. But, the truth is, divorce is something many people in Colorado go through, and there are some very common reasons a married couple can choose to call it quits. Here are a few of the more common reasons people choose to end their relationships for good.A rocky foundation under a marriage can be a key factor in its eventual [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:06:38+00:00April 17th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

Does using cryptocurrency for illicit reasons impact drug charges

Headlines about cryptocurrency being involved in the drug trade used to be fairly common, but now the practice seems to have decreased substantially. As Bitcoin becomes more mainstream in Colorado, the United States and throughout the world, a decreasing percentage of its overall use involves illicit activities. Users are also increasingly skeptical of how anonymous cryptocurrency truly is when it comes to drug charges and police investigations.In the earlier days of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency was a popular choice for a number of illicit transactions. Some of [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:07:19+00:00April 13th, 2020|Drug Charges|0 Comments

When and how to change child custody arrangements post-divorce

When married couples part ways, arrangements and decisions are made based on the circumstances at the time. However, circumstances can change. From changing needs of children to work schedules to alternative living arrangements, there are plenty of reasons Colorado parents may want to revisit a custody arrangement after their divorce. But when, and how, it is possible to do so?If an existing family law order does not meet the children's needs any longer, it is common for one or both parents [...]

By |2020-05-20T13:20:51+00:00April 7th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments