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2017

Judge orders El Paso County to release some low-income defendants

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 20, 2017
According to a civil rights lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Colorado, El Paso County spends around $250,000 on needless pretrial detention for people who judges have found no need to detain. Low-income defendants are being held because they can’t afford a $55 service fee. Pretrial detention is meant for people who are flight...
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What are the potential consequences for a DUI charge in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 16, 2017
Every year in Colorado, thousands of people are pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired. During the holiday season, police are going to be out in full force, looking for signs of drivers who may have had a few drinks with friends or family. Since so many...
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Drug overdoses and drug charges

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 14, 2017
Colorado has seen changes to its drug laws in recent years, perhaps most notably in the area of recreational use of marijuana. Other recent changes have made the opportunity to seal convictions for drug-related offenses available to a wider range of people. Many courts and prosecutor’s offices throughout the state have developed more sophisticated...
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Understanding Domestic Violence

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 14, 2017
Dating abuse. Dating violence. Abusive dating behaviors. There are many words that we use to describe domestic violence. Many people think that domestic violence is rare, or that it is not something that occurs in their age cohort, the truth is that domestic violence occurs among college students too. College students can find unexpectedly...
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Trump’s opioid crisis panel calls for greater use of drug courts

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 7, 2017
Seven months ago, President Trump launched a commission to develop solutions to the worst drug crisis in American history — opioids. The commission, led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has just issued its recommendations. Among them are more training for doctors who prescribe the drugs, penalties for insurance companies that fail to pay...
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Colorado’s Law Against Texting and Driving

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 6, 2017
In the last few years, texting and driving has become a focus of many transportation and police departments across the country. As studies continue to show distracted driving as a major cause of car accidents, many states have strengthened their laws prohibiting it. Colorado is no exception. The scenario Imagine you are driving home...
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