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Why You Still Need a Lawyer in a Misdemeanor Case

Being charged with a misdemeanor crime in Colorado can be a frightening, stressful, and confusing experience, especially if it is your first offense. However, since felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, you may overlook hiring a skilled criminal defense lawyer for your case. But remember, a crime is a crime. The complexities of the criminal justice system can leave you vulnerable...

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Are Felons Allowed to Vote in Colorado?

Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities we as American citizens have in order to voice your opinion on what the government should do. If you believe you are paying too many taxes or you want more services, you can vote for a politician who promises to fulfill your wishes. With the midterms approaching and the...

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Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor Following a Car Accident Injury

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, it is imperative to either obtain immediate medical attention or schedule a visit with your doctor if you sustained minor injuries. Not only will your doctor determine the full extent of your injuries and prescribe the necessary treatment to recover, but also important to the success of your car accident...

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What Is Hearsay, and Is It Admissible in Court?

Hearsay is a statement that was made out of court that proves the truth of the issue at hand. Often, this type of evidence is not admissible in court because it is considered unreliable secondhand information. However, exceptions do exist, and such statements can sometimes be admitted. Referring to Statements Made Out of Court An oral or written statement...

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How Long Do I Have to File an Appeal?

If you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, you might be able to file an appeal to challenge the trial court’s ruling. An appeal is presented to a higher court for review to determine if there was an error in the initial proceedings. You can file an appeal within 35 days of the entry of judgment. Grounds...

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School Bus and School Zone Safety

August brings the beginning of the school year for many students. That means buses will be making routes around town, picking up and dropping off kids. Unfortunately, drivers may forget the rules of the road in school zones, placing children at risk of being involved in an accident that causes injury or death. When a vehicle passes a stopped...

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Colorado Reports an Increase in Hate Crimes in 2018

In 2018, Colorado law enforcement agencies reported 139 cases of hate crimes. That’s almost double the 96 cases that were reported just a year earlier. Of those reported in 2018: 73 were based on race/ethnicity bias, 24 were based on religious bias, 24 were based on sexual orientation bias, 4 were based on disability bias, and 3 were based on gender identity...

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Colorado’s Red Flag Law Goes into Effect Next Month

In January of 2020, Colorado’s red flag law will take effect. The proposed bill was approved by Governor Jared Polis earlier this year but was met with some resistance. Many of the state’s police departments said they would ignore the law, as it violates people’s constitutional rights. What Is a Red Flag Law? In response to the number of...

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Safe Driving During Winter Months

Following Safe Driving Laws Not only are there safety practices to follow during snowy months in Colorado, there are laws that apply to our vehicles during winter months, as well. Law enforcement officials have created laws to follow with regard to tires that help protect you and other drivers on the road. The Active Traction Law (code 15) requires motorists to have...

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What Are Police Looking for on Social Media?

Warning: Social Media Posts Are Forever No matter charges you are facing, there is always a risk of social media being brought into you case as evidence. Even if you have scoured your recent posts and deleted anything you thought could be used against you, deleted posts are still accessible by law enforcement. If you are facing criminal charges,...

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