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Is it Illegal to Leave the Scene of a Car Accident in Colorado?

In Colorado, it is illegal for a person to leave the scene of an accident without fulfilling their duties under the law. This applies whether or not an individual was injured or whether the vehicle or property hit was unattended. Information Drivers Are Required to Give After an accident that resulted in injury, death, or property damage, the drivers...

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Is it Illegal to Purchase a Gun for Someone Else in Colorado?

Under state and federal laws, it is illegal for a person to use their own information on firearm paperwork to purchase a gun for someone who cannot lawfully have one. Engaging in this activity is called straw purchasing, and it is prohibited because it circumvents the background check process a person must go through when they are buying a...

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What Are Colorado’s Marijuana DUI Laws?

In January of 2014, Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, allowing adults 21 and over to buy and use the substance. However, it cannot be consumed in public areas, and a person who is caught driving under the influence can be arrested and charged. Under Colorado Revised Statutes C.R.S. 42-4-1301, it is illegal for a person to drive a...

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Colorado Expungement Eligibility

Expunging your record is a second chance, an opportunity to not just seal a criminal record, but destroy it forever. While having your record expunged is certainly attractive, most people don’t know where to start.  What are the rules of Colorado’s expungement law? Allow us to explain.  Is it Expungement or Record Sealing? Having a record expunged is very...

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Need Help to Avoid Distracted Driving? Download These Apps!

Whether it’s to communicate with your friends and family, stay updated on people’s lives and current events or conduct daily activities, our cellphones have become the center of our lives. Unfortunately, we find it difficult to put our phones away, even while we’re operating a motor vehicle. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, cellphone use while driving is...

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Premises Liability Explained

What Is Premises Liability? Premises Liability is a personal injury-related concept wherein a property owner is at fault for an injury that occurred due to a defective or unsafe condition on the property. In premises liability cases, the injured person must prove that the property owner knew about the unsafe conditions and did not take necessary steps to prevent injury.  Unfortunately,...

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What You Need to Know About Birth Injuries

Determining Birth Injury versus Birth Defect If your child was injured at birth, the first thing to understand is the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury. A birth defect is a condition involving your child’s DNA, including cleft palate, Down Syndrome, or heart defects. These conditions are not due to outside influence and are usually not preventable. A birth...

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Welcome to Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C.

First and foremost, let us welcome you to the law blog of Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C. We earnestly appreciate all of our clients – both from past cases and future prospects – and we want to make that clear. Our mission is to give unparalleled dedication to any and all who come to our law firm for consultation,...

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Victory: Jury Acquits Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder

In 2015, University of Colorado Boulder student Ian Scheuermann, now 23, was charged with second-degree murder after he got into a brawl with fellow student Sean Hudson and stabbed him six times, resulting in Hudson’s death. Scheuermann argued self-defense, saying that Hudson and his friends were looking to start a fight. Ian is quoted as saying he was “trying...

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What If My Car Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

Just about any time a person has a car accident, it is an overwhelming and traumatic event. It happens suddenly, takes everyone involved by surprise, and can have lasting consequences. Some car accidents might seem minor, producing seemingly insignificant injuries, but appearances can be deceiving. Symptoms for injuries do not always arise immediately, nor are they always visible. If you...

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