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When Can You Seek Probation instead of Jail or Prison Time in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP August 9, 2022
When a person is convicted of a crime, a jail sentence is always on the table. The thought of this is incredibly daunting for most people, and it’s unsurprising that people often wonder if there is an alternative to being imprisoned. In some circumstances, you might be eligible for probation instead of a jail...
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What are Colorado’s Marijuana Laws and Penalties?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 21, 2022
Although marijuana has been legalized in Colorado, there are still tight regulations and laws. For example, there is a limit on how much marijuana you can possess and what age you must be to possess it. If you were arrested or have any questions about the marijuana laws and penalties, contact us today for...
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What are Miranda Rights?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 31, 2022
Knowing and invoking your Miranda rights is one of the most beneficial steps you can take once you’re arrested or are being questioned. Miranda rights give you the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you cannot ford an attorney, you will be appointed one. Knowing that you can’t be...
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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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