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What Happens When You Miss a Court Date in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2022
Being arrested can be an incredibly terrifying experience. What many people don’t realize is that it’s a big deal to miss a court date. It can be difficult to continue on with your life – work, family, school – when you have a court date looming. If for some reason you truly can’t make...
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What are Your Constitutional Rights as a Defendant in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2022
The criminal justice system can be very confusing, especially if you aren’t a lawyer or trained to understand it. One of the most important aspects is to understand what your constitutional rights are and what that means. The Colorado constitution outlines the rights of any person accused of committing a crime. Some of the...
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How Long Can a Criminal Charge Stay on My Record in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 30, 2022
Being involved in a criminal case in any capacity can have long-term consequences. Depending on the charge, the arrest can stay on your record even if you are not found guilty of the crime. In Colorado, it may be possible to have your criminal record sealed or expunged to hide it from public view....
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What Cases Can Be Sealed in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 20, 2022
A criminal case on your record can have lasting ramifications on your life, including your ability to find a job and housing. In Colorado, a criminal record is created any time someone is arrested or charged with a crime, even if they are found innocent later. One of the best ways to get your...
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When Is Assault Considered to Be ‘Domestic’?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 10, 2022
Assault and domestic violence are two closely related charges in Colorado that can come with different consequences. It is important to understand the difference if you think that you or a loved one could be facing either charge. The distinction essentially comes down to the nature of the relationship between the defendant and the...
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What Are the Conditions of a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 28, 2022
A domestic violence protection order – also known as a restraining order – is a legal document that requires a perpetrator to cease all communication and contact with an alleged victim of domestic abuse. If your spouse takes out a protection order against you for domestic violence, it is important to thoroughly understand all...
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What Is a Plea Bargain?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 23, 2022
Plea bargains are frequently used in the Colorado criminal courts to resolve criminal cases before they go to trial. Plea bargains are often beneficial to both the defendant and prosecutor; it reduces the penalties faced by the defendant while resulting in a criminal conviction for the government. Learn more about plea bargains to determine...
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What Questions Should I Ask My Criminal Defense Lawyer?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 12, 2022
If you are facing criminal charges in Colorado, your choice of a criminal defense attorney in Boulder could make or break your case. With such an important decision – one that could permanently affect your future – it is critical to take your time researching and examining all of your options for legal representation....
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What is an Interlock Restricted License in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 28, 2022
If you were convicted of driving under the influence, you may have heard that you will be required to install an interlock device in your vehicle in order to obtain a restricted license for a period of time. While having this installed can be costly and inconvenient, it allows individuals to operate a vehicle...
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What are the Requirements for an Arrest Warrant?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 20, 2022
An arrest warrant is issued so that law enforcement can arrest an individual and hold them in custody. In order to obtain a warrant, there are certain steps that law enforcement must follow. If you were arrested and believe that law enforcement didn’t abide by the requirements, it’s a good idea to contact a...
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