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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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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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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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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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Colorado Supreme Court rules DUI offenders can still use medical marijuana

A DUI alcohol conviction in Colorado can come with numerous setbacks including a loss of driver’s license, costly fines and even jail time. Medical marijuana patients however are allowed to continue to ingest cannabis even if they have a DUI, unless marijuana undermines the specified goals of sentencing. The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a state…
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Big Win for Attorney Charles Allen and His Client!

Attorney Charles Allen was successful in his Motion to Suppress Evidence as a Result of an Unconstitutional Search, and as a result, his client’s criminal charges were dismissed by the District Attorney’s office and our client’s record was sealed in court the same day! Through extensive review of case discovery and open communication with his…
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Collateral Consequences of a Felony Conviction

The consequences of a felony conviction are far greater than time in prison and hefty fines. Hundreds of state, local and federal laws impose additional consequences on felony offenders, which are far more reaching than any criminal sentence. Unfortunately, many felons and even judges and attorneys are unaware of these additional consequences. Some consequences can…
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