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December 2017 Archives

Ski resort towns have some of the highest DUI arrest rates

The ski resort areas of Colorado, specifically the 5th Judicial District, boast some of the highest DUI arrest rates. It's hard to know if this is because the resort area is the drunkest part of the state or if it's because law enforcement is particularly strict about enforcing DUI laws. According to the police chief in Avon, it's probably a mix of both.

Rebuilding your reputation following criminal charges

Being criminally charged in Colorado Springs does not have to ruin your life. Many people will find themselves back out in the free world not long after the charges have been filed for one reason or another. One of those reasons is that the charges are eventually dropped. Another reason is that the charges are reduced with the help of a criminal defense attorney. Here's how you can rebuild your reputation following criminal charges.

Don't start 2018 off worrying about a DUI

Christmas and New Year's are just around the corner, which means plentiful parties and ample opportunities to enjoy spirits. Now is the time to take action to avoid having to answer up to a drunk driving charge. If you know that you are going to go to a party or gathering and drink, be sure that you make plans to avoid having to drive home. We are here to help you if something happens and you end up being arrested for drunk driving despite your careful planning.

Not all allegations of domestic violence are true

You and your spouse were recently in an argument, which is common for many couples. However, much to your surprise, law enforcement serves you with a protection order, despite not having laid a hand on your wife or children. You may be worried that authorities will show up intending to arrest you for domestic violence. This is a concern that you share with many other Coloradans after a domestic dispute. You may have done nothing wrong, but that might not prevent you from facing domestic violence charges based on nothing more than your spouse's accusations.

What will happen if I lie in court?

If you've been accused of a crime in Colorado, one way to make your charges and criminal situation a great deal worse is to lie under oath. This is another type of crime known as perjury. If the court discovers that you committed perjury, it will result in elevated punishments when you're convicted and sentenced.

Important topics to discuss with your criminal defense attorney

Facing a criminal charge in Colorado Springs does not have to mean the end of your freedom or life as you know it. There are ways to fight the charges, especially if you have consulted with an experienced criminal defense attorney. There are some items of importance you will want to discuss with your attorney and we will touch on them in today's post.

Can the police search my car without a warrant?

At some point, you may have seen someone pulled over at the side of the road while police officers searched the vehicle. The thought that this could happen to you someday may have never crossed your mind. Unfortunately, you and many other Coloradans could face a search of your vehicle for what seems like no good reason. What are your rights when it comes to defending yourself against a search, especially if authorities do not have a warrant?

What should I do after a drunk driving accident?

Everyone makes mistakes. It is something that is ingrained in us from the day we are born. A mistake does not define who we are. It is just a blip on the radar of our entire lives. Some mistakes can be worse than others. One such mistake would be driving while under the influence of alcohol. Here's what you should do if you are ever involved in a drunk driving accident in Colorado Springs.

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