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When can police search an apartment?

On a day-to-day basis, most of us do not give the Constitution that much thought. We know it is there to guarantee and protect our rights, but outside of this, many of us simply go about our days without really thinking about it -- that is -- until we learn the police were at our son or daughter's college apartment.

Now, we do have a few questions.

3 steps to follow after an accident with an uninsured driver

Car insurance is one of those things that you pay for, but hope you will never need to use. The fact that you do pay for your insurance, though, makes it particularly frustrating when you get into an accident, only to learn the other driver was not insured.

In Colorado, the law states that every driver must have auto insurance. Specifically, each driver must have liability insurance. This covers property damage and bodily injury.

Understanding the risks of fake IDs

Parents never stop worrying about their children. Regardless of how grown our kids are, it is natural and normal to worry about what they are doing -- especially when they are off at college. And while we like to think that they are always making the right choice, the truth is that college is also a time when many young adults start to push boundaries and often make mistakes.

Drinking alcohol is almost a rite of passage for many in college. In fact, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, of those asked in a national survey, close to 60 percent of students admitted to drinking at some point in the past month. A significant number also admitted to binge drinking during this same time period.

If you are stopped by police, know your rights

If you've ever been stopped by a police officer, you know how intimidating it can be. Even before the officer says anything to you, panic can quickly set in. At that moment, you may be trying to remember what you can and can't - or should and should not - say and do.

When you're not sure what to do, it becomes very easy to say or do something that can create bigger problems than you may be facing in the moment. Of course, the best way to avoid this situation is to know your rights and responsibilities when interacting with police officers.

3 parts of proving a personal injury claim

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car accident, you may be considering your options. With costly medical bills, lost wages and other financial challenges that stem from an accident, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit in order to seek compensation for the damages you incurred. If you are not familiar with the process, however, you may be unsure of whether it's right for you.

A personal injury lawsuit can help car accident victims receive the compensation they need to recover and move on from a serious crash. Understanding what it takes to be successful can help you decide it it's the right approach for you.

When college partying leads to criminal charges

For many CU students, drinking can seem like a rite of passage. Being under 21 does not keep many students from indulging at parties or while tailgating before a Buffaloes game. However, the risk of underage drinking is getting caught.

Minor in possession (MIP) charges are common. Chances are you know someone who has gotten an MIP. Even so, they carry consequences that should not be taken lightly.

When do police have to read you your rights?

If you've ever watched a police drama, you probably know what your Miranda rights are. Starting with your right to remain silent, police officers are often heard reciting these rights to an individual as they are being arrested.Real life, however, is a far cry from a crime show, so where do they differ? Do police always have to read you your rights?

The 3 types of damages available for personal injury claims

Suffering an injury in an accident can have far-reaching effects on your life and the lives of your friends and family. A debilitating or physically limiting injury can make it difficult or impossible for you to work. It can also lead to extensive medical bills and may require ongoing therapy in some cases. Many people are not financially prepared for the aftermath of an accident. Fortunately, when the accident was caused by someone else's negligence, there are ways to seek compensation for your injuries.

If you were injured in an accident and are now considering taking legal action, you may have some questions about what type of compensation is available and how much. In this post, we'll explain the three types of damages available for victims in Colorado, so you have a better idea of what to expect.

How a drug charge can impact your student loans

Many college students experiment with drugs. While using certain drugs recreationally may not seem like a big deal, getting caught can have far-reaching consequences.

While certain drug crime convictions carry penalties like fines and jail time, they can also affect your federal student loans.

What Are The Penalties For A First-Time DUI In Colorado?

Many people in Colorado have faced charges related to driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol or both at some point in their lives. However, it would be a mistake to assume that because it is a common offense it does not need to be taken seriously. In fact, DUI and DUID charges carry serious penalties in Colorado - even for your first offense.

The following penalties apply to those who are 21 years of age or older.

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