What Constitutes Evading the Police?

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?

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
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?

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
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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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