Boulder Legal Issues Blog
What Are the Conditions of a Domestic Violence Protection Order?
The answer to this question depends on the individual protection order. Generally, a protection order – also known as a restraining order – is a court order that limits the restrained person’s ability to contact the protected person. If another person has a protection order against you, it is important to thoroughly understand all...Continue Reading
What Is a Plea Bargain?
Plea bargains are frequently used in the Colorado criminal courts to resolve criminal cases without proceeding 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 if...Continue Reading
What is an Interlock Restricted License in Colorado?
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, driving while ability impaire, or underage drinking and driving you may have heard that you could be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle in order to obtain a restricted license for a period of time. This is likely true, depending...Continue Reading
What are the Requirements for an Arrest Warrant?
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...Continue Reading
Can You Get Your Name Off the Sex Offender Registry in Colorado?
Being on the sex offender registry can be a significant barrier to many of the opportunities we all take for granted in our lives, including where we are allowed to work, live, and socialize. If you live in Colorado and are wondering if you have to stay on this list forever, it’s important to...Continue Reading
What is a Controlled Substance?
If you’ve ever been arrested for possession of a controlled substance or stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance, you might have wondered what exactly is a controlled substance? Is it any type of illegal substance? What if it’s prescribed and you possess it legally – is...Continue Reading
How is Possession of Drugs Proven?
If you’ve been accused of drug possession, there are several specifics the prosecutor must prove in order for you to be convicted. It’s not enough for them to simply show up in court and say that the police found what they believe to be drugs on your person. If you find yourself in this...Continue Reading
5 Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one is facing a criminal charge, this is a very worrisome situation to be in. You may not know what to do or who to turn to for help. Fortunately, there are many qualified criminal defense attorneys in Boulder who can help you. However, finding the right one for...Continue Reading
What Happens to My Property if I am Incarcerated?
It’s important to understand what happens to the belongings that are in your possession when you’re arrested. It’s also crucial to understand what can happen to the property that you own and live in and how your belongings will be dealt with if you are arrested as well. Ideally, you’d be able to deal...Continue Reading
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Arraignment in Colorado?
You’ve probably heard it said many times if you watch TV: if you get arrested, you are entitled to an attorney, even if you cannot afford one. At what point in the process is a lawyer necessary? Should you hire one right away? If you aren’t familiar with the criminal justice system, you might...Continue Reading