Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. Blog

Four Common Criminal Charges That Military Members Face

As a military service member, you are subject to the military code of justice. But, when you are off base, you are subject to the laws and statutes of the state and county in which you live. In Colorado Springs, military members serving on Fort Carson or within Colorado Springs often find themselves arrested for

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Is There a Lookback Period for DUI in Colorado?

Some states employ the lookback period. This period assesses prior DUI convictions back by a certain number of years (such as two, five, or seven). If you have had previous convictions within the lookback period, those previous convictions would determine if your new arrest was your third, fourth, etc. DUI offense. Then, the penalties for

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When Do Zero Tolerance Laws Apply in Colorado?

As a licensed driver in the state of Colorado, you are required to obey all applicable driving laws from the moment when you get behind the wheel. Some of these laws tell you how to properly operate your vehicle, but others specifically pertain to when you are considered legally unable to drive safely. Operational laws,

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Decoding Colorado’s DUI, DWAI and DUID Laws

Colorado takes impaired driving seriously and has made offenders their target for reform. For that reason alone, it is imperative that anyone arrested for a DUI or impaired driving seek immediate legal counsel. The potential penalties for a guilty conviction are extreme and could affect you for the rest of your life. Also, it is

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When Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dismissed?

Domestic violence situations between domestic partners or spouses can be complex. Sometimes the victim, the spouse of the offender, may not want to press charges and stop the case. But, once the victim has gone to the police and the prosecutor has taken over, can domestic violence charges be dropped? The Prosecutor, Not the Victim,

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Key Things to Know About Violence Laws in Colorado

Accusations of domestic violence are serious – and they are taken seriously by law enforcement, as well as prosecutors, in the state of Colorado. If you have been arrested or accused of domestic violence, it is imperative that you hire counsel. It is also important that you understand the laws regarding domestic violence, so that

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