New Colorado DUI Laws in Effect January 2014 – Part II
December 13, 2013

A little while ago, our firm presented a blog post regarding the upcoming changes to DUI law in Colorado. These changes are going into effect on January 1, 2014.  While that post addressed the changes that will occur, we have received several questions on how these changes will affect our clients.  Overall the change in law […]

Grandparents’ Rights
December 6, 2013

Grandparents can be some of the most important people in a child’s life.  They can care for a child when the parent has to work, they can teach the child the importance of family, and they can spoil the child rotten when necessary (and it usually is necessary from my experience).  However, and sometimes unfortunately, […]

The Insanity Defense in Colorado
November 7, 2013

The insanity defense appears frequently in news stories and popular culture. The application of the defense is not as cut and dry as most people believe. Different states use different tests for insanity. Someone who is insane under Colorado Law is not necessarily insane under Wyoming Law or someone insane under Wyoming Law is not […]

Who gets the pets in a divorce?
November 5, 2013

divorce can be a messy affair.  Sometimes divorces are so messy people fight about which pieces of silver they want.  Sometimes divorces are not messy, but trying to decide who gets the dog (or cat, or snake, or whatever animal you both loved) is a very difficult decision. Interestingly, but very unfortunately, in a divorce […]

The key differences between a private attorney and a public defender
November 1, 2013

Private attorneys and public defenders are both certified attorneys who have graduated from accredited law schools (received a J.D.) and have passed the bar exam for the state in which they practice (Colorado Bar). So, why hire a private attorney? Here are some of the differences between a private attorney and a public defender: Low […]

Police Searches I: Searches of the Home
October 31, 2013

Protection from overbroad police searches is a found principle of American society; it is codified in thefourth amendment which reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonablesearches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath […]

Frequently Asked Questions about Ignition Interlock Devices
July 1, 2013

What is Interlock? Interlock is an ignition  device that is installed on a motor vehicle which prohibits operation of the vehicle while the driver is under the influence of alcohol. How does Interlock work? Interlock requires the driver to provide a breath sample before the car is allowed to start, if elevated alcohol levels are […]

Potential Consequences of DUI Conviction in Colorado
April 2, 2013

Here are some of the potential consequences of a DUI Conviction in Colorado: Insurance Increases – The DUI or DWAI conviction will appear on your driving records. Your driving record is used by insurance company when assessing your insurance application or renewal. Your DUI conviction may lead your insurance company to consider you a high […]

How Amendment 64 is now and what the Amendment 64 Task Force is working on
February 8, 2013

“Currently federal laws define marijuana as an illegal substance”. (link) This means that the possession and use of non-medical marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, giving them the ability to prosecute for the use, sell, and cultivation of marijuana. At this time however, it is still unknown how the federal […]