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Answers to the Most Commom Domestic Violence Questions

Frequently Asked Questions: Colorado Domestic Violence Q: Do I have to plead guilty to the charges in order to get out of jail? A. Absolutely not! Bond will be set for you and, once posted, you will be released. Do not plead guilty because you think you have to in order to get out of

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Answers to the Most Pressing Colorado DUI Questions

Am I going to go to Jail for my DUI? What do I do when stopped for a DUI? Am I going to lose my license? Will I lose my license for my first offense? Answer: It is a definite possibility. It is important to immediately contact me after you receive your first DUI offense

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What Happens After Multiple DUI Offenses in Colorado?

If you are facing a second or third DUI offense in Colorado, hiring an attorney is essential to resolving your case in a positive manner. You simply can’t do it on your own. The penalties for repeat DUI violations can be quite severe, and you want an experienced defense attorney in your corner that can

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What are the penalties for marijuana DUI in Colorado?

The penalties for marijuana DUI in Colorado are the same as for a regular DUI; Drug and Alcohol Evaluation and follow the recommendations, community service, 12 points against your license and the possibility of up to a year in jail. Marijuana use is on the rise, and Colorado is cracking down on those driving under

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If officer smells marijuana, is he allowed to search my car?

If an officer merely smells marijuana, he is not allowed to search your car based solely on that fact. In Colorado, odor alone does not give an officer probable cause to search your vehicle for contraband, or act as evidence that you might be driving under the influence. This is particularly true because possession of

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What Happens at the DMV Hearing for DUI in Colorado?

If you are requesting a DMV hearing because of a DUI, you should hire a DUI attorney to assist you. Attending a hearing is just like going to a regular court for a resolution to a case. The DMV hearing is the only chance that you and your lawyer will have to show evidence that

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How long should I wait to drive after ingesting marijuana?

While the question is a common one, there is not an easy response. Too many factors involved for there to be a simple response. Among the factors are: how much marijuana did you smoke? How much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) did the marijuana you have contain, and how much of it did your body absorb? Also, how

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Will I lose my license if I am convicted of DUI of marijuana?

Marijuana was legalized in Colorado on January 1, 2014. As a result, the Colorado Department of Transportation has stepped up its education and outreach efforts in order to curb drugged driving. Marijuana use impairs short term memory, reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration, and time and depth perception. The legalization of marijuana has not changed the

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Am I allowed to have marijuana in my car in Colorado?

On January 1, 2014, marijuana use and possession was legalized in Colorado. Adults age 21 or older may now legally possess one ounce of retail marijuana in Colorado. Based on the wording of the law, possession of one ounce of THC is legal. You may also purchase marijuana in edible form, as well as Cannabis

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Should I refuse a blood test? What will happen if so?

Marijuana legalization in Colorado comes with new laws regarding driving under the influence. The law in Colorado has set a legal limit for the amount of active THC in your system to be considered impaired. Though people metabolize THC at different rates, and can vary widely from person to person, the state has settled upon

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