Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. Blog

Why Hire a Former Prosecutor?

When you’re seeking legal representation for a criminal offense, the best person for the job is a criminal attorney with former prosecution experience. There are many reasons why a former prosecutor makes for the best choice as your criminal defense attorney. In this article, we’ll discuss what a prosecutor is, and what gives them the

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What is a Witness Impeachment?

 Experienced and Compassionate Criminal Defense Attorney Serving the Accused in Colorado When there is an opposing witness testifying, litigants have the right to challenge the truthfulness of that witness. In some cases, they might even challenge their own witnesses. By showing the judge or jury that statements made by any witness are inconsistent with other

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Rules About Alcohol and Marijuana Use in Colorado Parks

Defense Attorney Discusses Public Use of Alcohol and Marijuana in Colorado’s Public Parks Colorado has legalized marijuana, which means you can legally use and carry it on your person. However, that is not to say you can get out to enjoy sunshine and use marijuana or alcohol at your local city park. Whether you are

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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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Why Would a Prosecutor Drop Criminal Charges?

Colorado Springs Defense Attorney Using Lack of Evidence to Reduce or Drop Criminal Charges Even if you have been charged with a crime, this does not mean that the prosecutor will take your case to trial. In some cases, the prosecutor may drop the criminal charges entirely, or drop them down to a lesser charge.

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Is the Requirement for an IID Legal?

Defense Attorney Assisting Colorado Drivers Avoid IID Device Usage After a DUI in Colorado, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) as part of your driver’s license reinstatement requirements. The IID, however, has been receiving media attention after some states are considering strengthening the provisions for this device. This begs the

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What is the Penalty for Lying to the Police?

Experienced Attorney Defends Colorado Drivers for Making False Statements Whether you are being questioned about a crime which you are suspected of committing or whether you are being questioned about a crime someone you know may have committed, it is in your best interest to always be honest with law enforcement. Lying to police officers

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Is It Too Late to Withdraw My Guilty Plea?

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Colorado Springs, Colorado The criminal justice process is confusing and overwhelming. There are instances when criminal defendants may make a deal with the prosecution or feel intimidated by the process and enter a guilty plea, but later may regret their decision. Regardless of the reasons why they initially entered their guilty

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Speeding Ticket?

Speeding tickets often seem like something that you can handle on your own – or something that you will just admit to and pay. But, what if you feel that you are being cited for something you didn’t do, or if you feel that the police officer was overly aggressive when writing the ticket? While

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