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Category: Criminal Defense

Holidays Tips from The Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.

The holidays are here and it’s time to spend time with friends and family. However, with the holidays, at times comes financial hardship, alcohol consumption and family tension. It is well known that the holidays can be extremely stressful and demanding especially during a worldwide pandemic thanks to COVID-19. Some tips to managing this stress…
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What’s Considered Indecent Exposure?

If you are accused of indecent exposure, you are surely suffering from the embarrassment of such an allegation. Indecent exposure is considered a sex offense that could expose you to registering as a sex offender as well as other collateral consequences. This sort of charge comes with stigma and stress to the extent that it…
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Facing Burglary Charges in Colorado?

Having an attorney who understands burglaries when you are facing a serious felony is important. There are different levels of burglary, as well as some serious consequences for someone who has been convicted of a previous burglary within the last ten years. This article will outline the differences between the different levels and discuss the…
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How Do I Seal My Record In Colorado?

Have you ever been convicted of a crime, and now years later these convictions keep coming up in background checks?  Are you past records impeding your ability to maintain new employment opportunities? Record Sealing may be the services that you are searching for. The process to record sealing is different if the conviction occurred while…
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What Are the Penalties for a Felony DUI or DWAI in Colorado?

In Colorado, when you drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) or drive when your ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by consuming alcohol and/or drugs (DWAI), you can be charged with a traffic misdemeanor. Generally, DUI means that you drove after you had consumed alcohol, drugs, or both, and you…
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Fatal DUI Crashes on the Rise, Even With Stay-At-Home Orders

Conventional wisdom would say less people are drinking and driving since Colorado had a month long stay-at-home order. Bars were closed and numerous companies shifted to work-from-home models instead of offices. Statistics from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s indicate that as of April 30, 44 people have been killed in DUI crashes so far this…
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A Police Clash in Can Lead to Inciting a Riot Charges

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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First Appearance Center Advisement Process

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 Coloradans 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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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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