Category: Defense Lawyer

5 Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Getting charged with a crime in Denver can be one of the most stressful, confusing, and overwhelming times in your life. But it doesn’t have to be. With the help of an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney, the chances that your charges will be reduced, dropped, or dismissed will increase greatly.
A criminal lawyer can use their in-depth knowledge of Colorado laws to help in all kinds… Continue reading this article

Canadian Woman Faces Theft Charges for Rescuing Neglected Dog
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If you were asked to define the word “theft,” you’d probably say something like, “taking property that belongs to someone else” or “depriving someone of their belongings with no intention of giving them back.” When we define theft, it sounds straightforward—we should be able to look at an incident and say it either is or isn’t theft. In practice, however, it’s a little more complicated. This was illustrated particularly well… Continue reading this article

The Drugs Weren’t Mine – What Next?
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I was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, but the drugs were not mine. What should I do?
I frequently am contacted by potential criminal defense clients that want to know why they have been charged with drug possession when the drugs they are alleged to have possessed were not theirs.
Under Colorado law, possession can be either actual or constructive. Possession is actual where the defendant… Continue reading this article

Criminal Convictions and Student Loan Eligibility
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If you have a criminal record, your ability to get federal student loan money may be limited.
Student Loan Eligibility and Drug Crimes
If you were convicted of a drug crime while receiving federal student loans, your eligibility to receive further money may be suspended.
If you were convicted of one drug crime, you are ineligible to receive such funds for one year if that crime consisted of… Continue reading this article

I shoplifted and was caught on video – Should I just plead guilty to shoplifting?
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It is common for someone charged with shoplifting to be faced with the prospect of video evidence in his or her case, capturing the act of the alleged shoplifting – particularly when the store involved is a larger store like a supermarket, department store, or somewhere like Target or Wal Mart, as opposed to a small business.
Faced with video evidence, a person charged with shoplifting may understandably feel… Continue reading this article

Why Does My Dismissed Case Appear on My Record?
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I often receive calls from frustrated individuals who have been rejected for a job or housing opportunity because of the appearance of a dismissed case on their criminal record.  Since their case was dismissed, they were under the impression that it would no longer appear on their record.  Some judges contribute to this misperception by telling defendants taking deferred judgement pleas that if they successfully complete probation, their case will… Continue reading this article

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Even a relatively minor DUI case can have serious and far-reaching consequences for any driver holding a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License).  If you lose your DMV hearing, you face the loss of your CDL for one year.  Even if you win the DMV hearing, you face the loss of your CDL should you be convicted of drunk driving in court.  For purposes of suspending your commercial driving privileges, it does… Continue reading this article

Should I Speak with the Police?
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I frequently get called by people who are stressed and panicked because a law enforcement officer has made contact with them, and they do not know how to handle it.  This is especially true for those who have never been charged with a crime before, even if they themselves are not the subject of any investigation.
While it is impossible to generalize and provide advice suitable for all situations,… Continue reading this article

Customers, Know Your Rights While Shopping!
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Tucked away in the back of Macy’s flagship store in New York City, there is a room that looks more like a jail than a wing of a department store.With wooden benches and holding cells, this room – eerily dubbed “Room 104” -serves as a place to detain, question, and sometimes collect fines from suspected shoplifters.
Strange as it may seem, there are some benefits to having this room… Continue reading this article

How Outcomes in Criminal Cases Can Differ
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During the process of conducting a consultation either online, over the phone, or in person with a prospective client facing criminal charges, I often get asked the question of whether the outcome in two cases, both with identical charges, can be predicted.  The scenario is usually something like ‘my buddy got charged with X and got Y specific deal and outcome, shouldn’t I get the same thing?.  The short answer… Continue reading this article