How Does an Attorney Create a Criminal Defense Strategy?

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

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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Potential Outcomes for a Criminal Trial

Criminal Defense
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A criminal case can cover a variety of offenses, which means the possible outcome of a case might vary significantly. Also, no magic tool will determine how one person’s situation might turn out because each case is unique. If you are facing criminal charges, it is in your best interest to hire a criminal defense…

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Is Giving a Friend Your Prescription a Crime?

Criminal Defense
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Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Lawyer Today, many Colorado residents have prescription medications used to treat conditions or illnesses, including medications for high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, and more. These medications are legal, and you must have a valid prescription. While you might have the right to carry them around, you may wonder if you have…

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Do You Know the Marijuana Laws of Colorado?

Criminal Defense
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The passing of Amendment 64 in Colorado allows adults over the age of 21 years to possess and use up to one ounce of marijuana or THC. Most visitors to the state and residents are aware of this fact, but the limitations go far beyond that. Even with the possession of a legal quantity, you…

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What Constitutes Evading the Police?

Criminal Defense
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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?

Criminal Defense
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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?

Criminal Defense
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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?

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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