What Constitutes Evading the Police?

Categories: Criminal Defense

evading police

If law enforcement orders you to stop your vehicle – whether by flashing lights or another method – you are required to stop. When you flee from law enforcement after that request to stop, you have committed a crime known as evading the police. These charges are not minor by any means. In fact, they…

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Why Do Prosecutors Offer Plea Bargains?

Categories: Criminal Defense

plea bargain

Plea bargains are common in the criminal justice system, and approximately 90 percent of criminal cases receive one – whether the defendant accepts it is a different story. While some criticize plea bargaining, it does serve a purpose in the system. The process of offering a defendant a deal in exchange for a plea seems…

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What Happens if I’m Not Read My Rights During an Arrest?

Categories: Criminal Defense

Miranda Rights

As a United States citizen, you have rights not only during an arrest but also during a police interrogation. You are supposed to be read your rights, but the times where you think police officers are required to read you those rights may not be what the law considers “necessary.” Therefore, it is important that…

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What Happens to Habitual Offenders in Colorado?

Categories: 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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When are You Legally Required to Report an Accident?

Categories: Vehicle Accidents

Car Accident

In the state of Colorado, if you do not report an automobile accident and you leave the scene, you could be charged with a crime. A hit and run charge is one that the state takes seriously, and prosecutors will aggressively pursue these charges. Hit and run charges vary in the state depending on the…

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Will Hawaii’s Distracted Walking Law Hit the Other States?

Categories: Personal Injury

distracted pedestrian

The penalties for distracted driving, especially texting and driving, have hit most states in the country by now. Whether they ban it outright or ban it for specific ages, the act of distracted driving is prohibited. However, one state is taking the issue of distraction further and implementing a plan to stop another type of…

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5 Common Fall Season Hazards that Cause Motorcycle Accidents

Categories: Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Accident and Injury Lawyer Serving Victims of Motorcycle Accidents Across Western Colorado Fall is a great time to get out and enjoy the open road on a motorcycle. The wind is crisp, the weather somewhat favorable, and you can still avoid morning rush hour by choosing two wheels over four. However, fall is also a…

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What is Second Degree Assault?

Categories: 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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5 Ways to Tell if You Have Had Too Much to Drink

Categories: DUI Defense

alcoholic drink ad keys

DUI Defense Attorney Serving Drivers in Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Eagle County, Vail County, and all of Western Colorado A DUI in Colorado, even as a first-time offender, comes with harsh penalties. In fact, a first-time DUI can lead to up to one year in jail and up to two years of probation. You will…

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Are You Driving Recklessly without Knowing It?

Categories: 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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