What Happens to Habitual Offenders in Colorado?

Criminal Defense
Habitual Offenders

Colorado has some of the harshest penalties for repeat offenders. In fact, the state’s habitual traffic offender law comes with harsh penalties, some of which include mandatory prison time. However, being notorious for running stop lights once a week and receiving a ticket does not classify you as a “habitual” offender. Instead, the law requires…

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What is Second Degree Assault?

Criminal Defense
Second Degree Assault

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Clients Accused of Second Degree Assault in Western Colorado In the state of Colorado, assault can be charged as first, second, or third-degree assault. First-degree assault is the more severe and often carries harsher penalties. Third-degree assault is not as severe. Second-degree falls somewhere in the middle, and takes on…

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Are You Driving Recklessly without Knowing It?

Criminal Defense
reckless driving

Experienced Wreckless Driving Defense Lawyer Serving Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Vail County, Eagle County and all of Western Colorado After driving a vehicle for a few years, it is easy to fall into habits. Not all the habits you rest into are necessarily safe or correct either. Whether it is drinking coffee while driving or speeding…

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What Can Law Enforcement Do During Traffic Stops?

Criminal Defense
traffic stop

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Colorado Drivers after a Traffic Stop Arrest Being pulled over by the police is not something you expect to happen every day or even once in your lifetime. However, if you are pulled over, it is important to know your rights and what law enforcement can or cannot do during…

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Understanding the Different Burglary Charges and Penalties in Colorado

Criminal Defense
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Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Burglary Charges Burglary and theft are often classified as the same. However, the statute defines burglary slightly different than theft. Burglary involves theft, but it also includes any unlawful entry onto a property with the intent to commit a crime once inside. Theft, by definition, does not include illegal entry….

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What is the Penalty for a Murder Threat?

Criminal Defense
Murder Threat

Defense Attorney Defending Clients from Charges for Murder Threats Did you know that threatening to kill an individual, race of people, and more could result in criminal charges and prison time? Whether you post that threat on social media or call and threaten someone over the phone, threats of bodily harm and homicide are not…

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Could You be Arrested for an “Innocent” Prank?

Criminal Defense
"innocent" prank

CO Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting Charges for Student Pranksters Pranks are something seen by most as innocent, but as far as the law is concerned, some seemingly innocent jokes are serious criminal offenses. Therefore, if you have plans to throw a few senior pranks in the upcoming spring or for the end of the school…

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Could I Be Charged for Attempting to Commit a Crime?

Criminal Defense
Attempting to Commit a Crime

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving All of Western Colorado There are instances when people are accused of a crime, but did not commit the crime. Instead, they are accused of attempting the crime. Attempt to commit a crime is just as bad as committing the act itself. For example, say a burglar is caught in the…

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What Does Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) Mean?

Criminal Defense
Habitual Traffic Offender

A person’s driving privileges could be suspended or even revoked by the state for a variety of reasons. From driving while under the influence to being a danger on the road, the state may feel that it is safer to remove your driving privilege than allow you to continue your reckless behavior. Driving is Not…

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Is the Breathalyzer Skin Patch in Your Future?

Criminal Defense
ignition interlock device

Anyone who has had a DUI or knows someone who was arrested for a DUI likely knows about the Ignition Interlock Device (IID). These are breathalyzers that are installed into a vehicle, into which the driver must blow and “pass” before the IID will allow the vehicle to start. Most states require an IID for…

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