Would less misdemeanor enforcement create a fairer system?
As protests continue across the U.S. and even globally, many experts have come forward with ideas for how to improve the criminal justice system so that it isn’t so unfair to people of color. Harsh police tactics, over-policing in minority neighborhoods, racial profiling and other issues have brought us to a point where it’s...Continue Reading
It’s not all bad. 9 positive things about divorce
If divorce were an entirely negative experience, people wouldn’t get divorced. For people who have tried everything to save a marriage, though, divorce can provide a profound sense of relief. If you’re considering divorce, you may want to weigh these nine positive aspects of the process: Divorce can be quite liberating. Think about the relief you...Continue Reading
Colorado Couples Use Mediation To Ease Divorce-Related Conflict
Many people in Colorado have certain preconceived notions about the end of a marriage. Often, these notions include beliefs that a divorce is always contentious and requires airing out conflict in a public setting. Fortunately, this is a misconception, and many couples are able to resolve their issues through mediation with relatively little conflict. In mediation,...Continue Reading
How Will Courts Deal With ‘Deepfake’ Evidence?
A “deepfake” is an image, audio or video file that has been altered to make it appear that it is something other than what it is. Software to alter files is increasingly available to hobbyists and others online, and that may mean that it will soon become prevalent in court cases. Deepfakes can be...Continue Reading
Colorado Supreme Court: cellphone warrants must be tailored
When a 15-year-old boy said that Pamela Kay Coke had sexually assaulted him, he alleged that it had occurred in November 2018. He even showed the police text messages from the woman, including one that seemed like an apology. When the police contacted Coke at her office, they were very polite. They made it...Continue Reading
Is alimony taxable? Deductible?
Federal tax laws that went into effect in early 2019 changed the way alimony, or maintenance, is treated for tax purposes. For decades, payers of alimony could claim the payments as a federal tax deduction, while recipients of alimony had to claim the payments as taxable income. That situation has been reversed for divorces...Continue Reading
Fatal crashes have increased in Colorado
Since spring, millions of Colorado residents have made the transition to working from home. Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) predicted that fatal accidents would drop correspondingly. However, the opposite is true. To the consternation and concern of the public, fatalities have increased by 20 percent. According to CDOT, distracted driving is...Continue Reading
Options when facing a first criminal offense
Facing an arrest of any type is a nerve-wracking experience, but if it’s your first offense, you may also have many questions regarding what will happen to you. Will you face jail time? Will you lose your license or your job? If you are a student, you may worry about losing a scholarship or...Continue Reading
Expungement or sealing
For many college students who are on the brink of finishing school, applying for jobs and landing interviews can be a rather daunting prospect. For those who were convicted of a crime before or during their time in college, the idea of looking for jobs can be even scarier. It is important to know...Continue Reading
Law enforcement focusing on ‘high-risk impaired drivers’
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving accounted for 29% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2018. The good news is that the percentage has been going down ever since 1982, when NHTSA started reporting alcohol data. There was even a 3.6% drop in fatal drunk driving accidents between...Continue Reading