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How Long Will A Colorado DUI Stay On Record?

Our office is often contacted by people inquiring as to how long a Colorado DUI conviction will stay on your driving record.  The answer is: FOREVER. Unlike a personal credit report where negative information automatically drops off your file after a number of years, a DUI or DWAI conviction in the state of Colorado is…

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Colorado Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic Violence Law Facts For Colorado Understanding the domestic violence laws in the state of Colorado is difficult. In fact, the term “domestic violence” by itself does not describe a specific crime. In Colorado, domestic violence is used as a catch all term to describe a prosecutable offense between parties that have close ties. An…

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Your Teen Gets a Minor in Possession Charge – What Now?

WHAT IS A MIP CHARGE? A Colorado Minor In Possession (MIP) criminal charge is filed when a juvenile is found in possession of alcohol or drugs.   MIP charges often are a shocking surprise to unsuspecting parents who are sure their child is much too busy excelling academically to get involved with drugs, alcohol, and juvenile…

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Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dismissed?

Contrary to what most people might think, the charges are not dismissed automatically against the alleged aggressor if the alleged victim decides not to press charges. For example, Colorado often appears near the top on the list of state’s that have the highest number of domestic violence charges filed each year. This designation is due…

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Colorado Probation 8-Panel Drug & Alcohol Test

Drug testing science for Colorado probation has advanced markedly in recent years. Analyzing a urine sample and testing for alcohol and drugs is very effective and accurate. There are many differences in each person’s physical makeup and metabolism that can and will determine how quickly illegal drugs and alcohol are processed in the body. It…

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Colorado Domestic Violence Conviction & Firearms

Many people are unaware in Colorado passed a law in 2013 restricting any individual convicted of domestic violence from owning firearms, even if the charge was a misdemeanor. Federal law prevents convicted felons from owning firearms, but a domestic violence conviction in Colorado on any level automatically prevents the abuser from purchasing or owning firearms….

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Common Protection Order Questions

  An unsubstantiated claim by someone else is all it takes to have a protection order (commonly referred to as a “Restraining Order”) issued against you in Colorado – without notice. Getting a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) against someone is easy. There is no burden of proof to be met by the accuser whatsoever. All…

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Assault Charges in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Assault charge severity is charged by amount of harm inflicted, and the perceived intent to harm the victim. First Degree Assault is the most serious assault charge and is a class 3 felony, and also labeled an Extraordinary Risk Crime. This means that a conviction for first degree assault can carry a mandatory prison sentence…

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