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Can You Eat Products Containing Marijuana and Operate a Car?

Marijuana Possession and Consumption Defense Attorney Serving the Colorado Springs Area Colorado was the first state in the United States to legalize the use of marijuana. However, there are rules to this legalization, and you cannot simply use marijuana at your leisure. Like alcohol, there are obligations that users of marijuana products must understand –

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Do I Really Need a Lawyer for My Speeding Ticket?

Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Traffic Citations for Colorado Spring’s Drivers A traffic citation is a traffic citation. You might assume that traffic violations are minor; you can represent yourself in traffic court and fight the ticket. So, why hire a traffic citation defense attorney for such a simple matter? Sometimes, traffic violations are the tip

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Is Emotional Abuse a Form of Domestic Violence?

Colorado Springs, Colorado Domestic Violence and Abuse Defense Attorney Most think of domestic violence as a physical act of violence against someone. However, domestic abuse comes in many forms. A person could be arrested for domestic violence and charged with the criminal act if he or she commits certain types of abuse. Domestic abuse can

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Will Utah’s Lowered BAC Come to Colorado?

Experienced DUI Defense Attorney Protecting Colorado’s Drivers Utah has passed an historic bill. The bill, signed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert, lowers the maximum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to 0.05 percent. This is the lowest BAC limit in the United States, which makes Utah the official carrier of the strictest state on drunken driving.

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Drugged Driving: Prescriptions Count, Too

DUI Attorney Discusses Drugged Driving Charges in Colorado Springs, Colorado Most drivers are aware of the seriousness of drinking and driving, and the many laws against it. In Colorado, you might also be aware that it is illegal to drive while drugged. For most motorists, “drugged” refers to illegal substances. However, did you know that

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What Not to Do When Taking Your Field Sobriety Test

DUI Attorney Discusses Field Sobriety Tests and Colorado Springs Drivers After you have been pulled over by law enforcement under the suspicion of drunken driving, you are naturally inclined to be worried. Officers who suspect a motorist of drinking and driving will administer a field sobriety test, which makes a person’s anxiety increase. Regardless of

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Thinking of Doing a Senior Prank? Certain Pranks Could Lead to Jail Time

Experienced Attorney Defending Teens from Charges for Senior Pranks in Colorado Springs, Colorado Whether it is a fraternity prank, spring break time-waster, or a prank on a Friday night, what seems innocent can lead to lifelong consequences for young individuals partaking in them. While Hollywood makes pranks seem “innocent,” the fact is that most of

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When Does Extreme Domestic Violence Lead to a Murder Charge?

Domestic Violence and Murder Defense Attorney Serving the Colorado Springs Area Women across the country die each year due to domestic violence. According to the Huffington Post, three women are murdered every day in the United States by a current or former male partner. More than 38 million suffer physical violence in their lifetime. In

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What is a Per Se DUI Law?

DUI Defense Lawyer Protecting Colorado’s Citizens Most people know that there are DUI statutes in Colorado, but what many may not realize is that there are also “per se laws” that could land them in jail. A per se law for DUI and DWAI cases means that once you have a blood alcohol content (BAC)

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Examining the Most Common DUI Penalties

Experienced DUI Defense Attorney and DUI Penalties in Colorado Drinking and driving don’t mix. If you are arrested for a DUI and the prosecution convicts you, there will be harsh penalties that you must face. While the statute has strict penalties, there are some penalties that are more commonly issued by judges than others. After

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