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2019

Can eating keto lead to a DUI arrest?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 30, 2019
The keto diet is all the rage these days. It was the most searched diet on Google in 2018.  It is a low carb way of eating, similar to the Atkins diet that was popular in the early 2000s. But what many eating keto may not realize, is that it can actually cause a...
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What would it take to cut Colorado’s prison population in half?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 29, 2019
Did you know that Colorado is imprisoning more people than ever before even though the crime rate is at an historic low? According to the ACLU, the state’s prison population exploded by 661 percent between 1980 and 2016. The civil rights organization projects an additional 38-percent increase by 2024 unless changes are made. The...
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Many festival goers experiment with prescription pills

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 28, 2019
No matter what kind of music you are in to – Colorado has the music festival for you. From bluegrass to country to EDM and hip hop, there is literally something for everyone. While the music is certainly the main draw, it goes without saying that there are other draws for many festival and...
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What happens when you are in a rideshare accident?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 27, 2019
Ride-share services are becoming more and more popular. While it used to be that you would need to rely on public transportation or call a taxi to get somewhere, you can now simply use an app to request a ride from a company like Uber or Lyft. But just what would happen if you...
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After a divorce, take the time to reassess your retirement accounts

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 26, 2019
If you’ve just finalized your divorce, it can feel overwhelming to assess your financial situation. The divorce process can be complex, emotional and time-consuming, the result may be a much different financial situation than you were in during your marriage. Before you set aside legal matters entirely, however, there are a few steps you...
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Is hands-free calling really a safer alternative when driving?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 25, 2019
In the smartphone era, our connectivity is virtually limitless. We can call, text or chat with anyone, anywhere. As a result of this technology, instances of distracted driving-related car crashes have increased dramatically. There has been a nationwide push to curtail distracted driving behavior. Colorado–and other states–have passed legislation banning texting while driving. Some...
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4 tips to avoid a DUI or DWAI arrest

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 21, 2019
It’s easy to avoid an being stopped for impaired or intoxicated driving, right? Just don’t use alcohol or other substances that could impair you. If it were that easy, we wouldn’t see so many people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs in Colorado. We all understand that driving...
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At int’l conference, CSI experts call for forensic science reform

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 20, 2019
According to the Innocence Project, the misapplication of forensic science is a contributing factor in 45 percent of wrongful convictions that were resolved through DNA exonerations. The problem, which the Innocence Project defines as unreliable or invalid forensic discipline, insufficient validation of a method, misleading testimony, mistakes or misconduct, is the second most common...
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How many wrongful misdemeanor drug convictions occur in the US?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 19, 2019
Across the United States, around 13.2 million misdemeanor cases are filed every year. Unfortunately, there are no statistics on how many of those cases result in conviction — much less on how many wrongful convictions occur. Some data is available from the National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law...
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Growing recognition that drunk pedestrians are at high risk

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 15, 2019
The trend is alarming. While other types of traffic fatalities have been declining, pedestrian deaths grew by 27 percent between 2007 and 2016. Of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes since 2016, a third were over the legal driving limit for alcohol, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). How many? Nearly 2,000...
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