How Do I Post Bail for Someone?

Categories: Criminal Defense

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In Colorado, you can post bail in cash or using a bond. But first, you need to find out the amount and whether the court allows you to use a bond for securing someone’s release. When a loved one is arrested, one of the first questions attorneys hear is how much the bail amount is…

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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Criminal Record?

Categories: DUI Defense

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A DUI conviction is serious. While you have the immediate consequences to deal with (e.g., jail time, fines, and losing your driver’s license), you also have the long-term effect of a DUI conviction being on your criminal record. A criminal record, including infractions like DUIs, shows up on any background check employers and potential landlords…

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Will There Be DUI Checkpoints This Halloween? Know Your Rights

Categories: DUI Defense

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Throughout the year, law enforcement places DUI checkpoints or sobriety points in the area to find people who are driving under the influence. At these roadblocks, all drivers are required to stop and speak with law enforcement. If the law enforcement officer detects any signs of intoxication, they will then request the driver to exit…

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How Does an Attorney Create a Criminal Defense Strategy?

Categories: Criminal Defense

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Anyone accused of a criminal offense will find themselves in a life-altering, high-stress situation. After all, if you end up convicted of that offense, your life will permanently change. Depending on the alleged crime, you may spend years in prison. Fortunately, a reasonable defense attorney will devise a defense strategy. These strategies provide you with…

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Your First Appearance in Criminal Court – What to Expect

Categories: Criminal Defense

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Your initial appearance can vary depending on the jurisdiction. Typically, your first appearance in court is from 24 up to 48 hours after the initial arrest.  Certainly the time frame can vary if you were arrested over the course of a weekend. As a first-time criminal defendant, it is crucial to hire a criminal defense…

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What Is the Lookback Period for a DUI in Colorado?

Categories: DUI Defense

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Some states deploy a lookback period for DUIs. The lookback means that after so many years pass after a DUI conviction, the prior DUI conviction would not be considered when you are charged with subsequent offenses. Colorado, however, is not one of those states. Without a statute in place that lists a lookback period, the…

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