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If You’ve Been Arrested During a Police Clash in Colorado, You May be Charged With Inciting a Riot

The death of unarmed black man George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers has sparked protests all across the U.S., including here in Colorado Springs. While much of the protests have been peaceful, there are reports that police have become physical with demonstrators. With more protests planned for this week,  should be aware that they can…
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From Business Creation to Expanding Entities, the Law Offices of Clifton Black can Help Entrepreneurs

The Law Offices of Clifton Black represents business owners and entrepreneurs in need of legal assistance for their businesses. Not only do we have years of experience assisting clients in starting or expanding their business, creating business entities such as corporations or limited liability companies, preparing company by-laws or operating agreements, shareholder agreements, company contracts,…
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First Appearance Center Advisement Process – Starting June 1, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the El Paso County Courthouse First Appearance Center has updated the process regarding the Notice to Convert in Person Court Appearances to audio/visual advisements via WebEx. The court clerks in the First Appearance Center will review the docket the night before to vacate appearances for Defendants who are represented…
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Thefts, Break-ins on the Rise in Colorado Amid COVID-19

Thefts and burglary-related crimes are on the rise in the greater Denver area at a time when the coronavirus continues to hit Coloradoans hard financially. News station CBS4 in Denver collected data from local police stations and found burglary reports are increasing when compared to last year. Boulder police say there were 134 reports of…
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Law Offices of Clifton Black Voted One of Colorado’s Best Marijuana Lawyers

The Law Offices of Clifton Black is rated as having some of the best marijuana lawyers in Colorado. 10 Buds, an outlet dedicated to marijuana news and developments, has named the Law Offices of Clifton Black as some of the best marijuana lawyers in the state. “Marijuana laws and regulations at the state and local…
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Domestic Violence Allegations Increase Across Colorado as More People are Forced to Stay Home

Life across the world has been disrupted, thanks to the coronavirus. Rather than leave for work and school every morning, people are ordered to quarantine at home in order to cut down spreading the coronavirus. With people staying in close quarters near each other for the foreseeable future, domestic violence accusations are set to increase….
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Coronavirus and Domestic Violence

Due to the Coronavirus, unprecedented Stay at Home Orders issued by Governor Polis, and the closure of all “Non-Essential” Businesses the Colorado Courts are anticipating an increase in Domestic Violence related cases in the coming months. Tension builds when the uncertainty of health and finances weigh on individuals who are under order to stay at…
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Charlotte Figi Passes Away Due to Coronavirus

We are saddened to learn that COVID-19 has claimed the life of a 13-year-old child, Charlotte Figi. Charlotte is, perhaps, the person that has created the biggest paradigm shift in the world’s opinion on the cannabis plant. Charlotte suffered from Dravet syndrome, having suffered her first seizure at 3 months old. In her early childhood,…
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Cannabis promoter gets $4 million fine from SEC after allegedly misleading investors

Colorado is full of leaders in the marijuana industry thanks to the state’s early legalization of the plant. Some have used their position in the industry to mislead consumers unfortunately and have been met with harsh penalties. Jeffrey Friedland, a Colorado cannabis businessman, was fined $4.1 million by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after…
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State tracking error leads to mold and recall of moldy marijuana

Nine marijuana dispensaries in Colorado issued recalls in November after the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division declared its tracking system showed incorrect testing statuses. Westword reports a METRIC software update caused a glitch in the system, resulting in the nine batches of marijuana flower and trim being sent around the state. METRIC is Colorado’s tracking system for…
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