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2018

10th Circuit Oks filing DUI charges before BAC tests are even in

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 20, 2018
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Colorado and several other western states, has ruled against a woman who was sober when she was arrested for DUI in Utah. She contended that, without a breathalyzer or blood-alcohol test showing she was under the influence, the state had insufficient evidence to charge her with...
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Records sealing: what you should know about this alternative to a permanent record

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 11, 2018
The National Employment Law Project estimates that more than 65 million Americans hold a criminal record of some sort, including convictions for misdemeanors and felonies. Most people know that a conviction, no matter what it is for or when the offense occurred, can follow you around for the rest of your life. However, did...
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SCOTUS likely to rule that costly seizures are ‘excessive fines’

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 10, 2018
When Tyson Timbs of Indiana was convicted of selling a small amount of heroin in order to support his opioid addiction, he was sentenced to a year of home detention and five years of probation. The court could also have fined him up to $10,000, but chose not to. But Indiana law allows private...
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When is a DUI a felony in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 3, 2018
If you are facing a DUI investigation or charge, you may feel that you already know the basics of what’s at stake: in Colorado, DUIs are often misdemeanors, meaning a conviction may mean you must pay a fine, lose your license for a time, and complete court-ordered probation. However, if a DUI is prosecuted...
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