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2019

Confronting DUI charges with the right defense strategy

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2019
It can be frightening and overwhelming to face criminal charges, even a first-time DUI offense. If you find yourself facing DUI charges, do not underestimate the serious nature of your case and the way it is treated in the court system and through the administrative process. A DUI conviction could lead to penalties that...
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Should you delay divorce and opt for legal separation instead?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2019
You’ve been sharing your life with someone for years, and it can be hard to imagine it any other way. But sometimes, things need to change. For some couples, divorce is not an option due to insurance issues, religious beliefs or other obstacles. For some people, a legal separation is the best choice. Divergent...
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Starting summer off with a parenting plan

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2019
Whoever said that summertime was for relaxing and living easy must not have been a divorced parent. Once the school year ends, all the rules change. The predictable schedule of school, activities and bed times go out the window, and this often means many changes to the parenting time schedule. You may be dreading...
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What can happen if you are accused of domestic violence?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2019
An accusation of hurting, threatening, or controlling a relative or intimate partner can be harmful in many ways. The state of Colorado does not take accusations of domestic violence (DV) lightly. If someone accuses you of committing this type of offense several things can happen — up to, including, and often starting with, jail...
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6 common car crash scenarios and what you can do to avoid them

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 19, 2019
Roughly 6 million motor vehicle accidents occur every year in the U.S., including more than 40,000 fatalities. We know that driving drunk, getting distracted and driving too fast all contribute to crashes, but what, exactly do at-fault drivers do before a collision occurs? Big Data is providing some new insights. Today, researchers perform naturalistic...
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Study: Nearly 30% of drivers flagged for risky driving behavior

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 17, 2019
How many people are killed each year in U.S. traffic crashes involving cellphone distraction? It’s difficult to say. The federal database that tracks fatal traffic accidents relies on local police to recognize distraction as the cause of a given accident — but most police reports don’t have a box to check when that is...
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Study: Tackle football before 12 speeds onset of brain disease

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 11, 2019
After doctors determined that a series of seemingly minor concussions could cause the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the families of 246 deceased football players donated their loved ones’ brains for study. That research is taking place at Boston University and the VA Boston Healthcare System. Those researchers have just released...
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“Prenup” is no longer a dirty word

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 5, 2019
What makes for the perfect proposal? For starters, it’s the person you’re with. Love, kindness and trust, as well as shared goals, values and interests. A romantic setting is probably high up there, too. Maybe a trip to the ocean or a mountain hike. A ring is likely. But a prenup? Prenuptial agreements may...
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Feds increasingly cracking down on illegal possession of firearms

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 3, 2019
A year ago, a man stood outside of an Alabama church begging police to kill him. His wife said he had been suicidal and had held a gun to his head earlier so she had hidden the gun in the church. The police arrested the unarmed man and retrieved the gun. He hadn’t been...
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