Posted by: Kimberly Diego

In an example of how having a good defense attorney can make a difference, a man who was found with a large quantity of drugs and money in his home received only three of the six possible years in prison after he pleaded guilty to various drug crimes in a Denver court.

 

Timothy Faase apologized to the court for enabling those who were addicted to drugs to have easy

You may not qualify for the public defender, but if you do, you may be wondering whether you should keep your public defender or choose to hire a privately retained criminal attorney.

 

Public defenders are attorneys paid by the state, who do not choose their clients.  Similarly, you don’t get to choose which public defender you get.  In the case of private attorneys, individuals faced with a crime have

Today, the Colorado Board of Health approved a series of rule changes impacting the use and also distribution of medical marijuana.  Some have criticized these changes are pro-law enforcement.  Supporters of the changes argue the changes merely “clarify” the language of Amendment 20, while opponents argue that the changes seek to undermine Amendment 20.

 

Amendment 20, which legalized medical marijuana in Colorado, was passed in 2000.  That amendment defined

A bill that would have placed a “per se” limit on those driving under the influence of marijuana was killed this week in the Colorado Senate.  The bill would have placed a limit on the amount of THC one could have in their blood while driving, similar to the 0.08 limit constituting DUI Per Se in drunk driving cases.  Pro – medical marijuana lobbyists had vehemently opposed the bill, since

In Colorado, the law authorizes and in fact requires the issuance of protection orders in all domestic violence cases.  Current law allows not only a no-contact order, but also restrictions as to the possession of firearms, possession of alcohol, and any other restrictions the court deems appropriate to protect the safety of the alleged victim.

 

However, the law does not currently authorize the issuance of protection orders in non-domestic