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What Is The Process When Someone Presses Charges Against You in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 17, 2022
If you have been charged with a crime in Colorado, it is important to understand your rights and what options are available to you. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help guide you through this process and fight for your rights every step of the way.   What Does it Mean to Press Charges? In...
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What Constitutes Unreasonable Search and Seizure in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP August 29, 2022
In Colorado and all states in the country, there are laws regarding when law enforcement is permitted to search you, your home, your car, and anything else belonging to you. Under the United States and Colorado Constitution, you are entitled to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Law enforcement cannot search you or...
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When Can You Seek Probation instead of Jail or Prison Time in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP August 9, 2022
When a person is convicted of a crime, a jail sentence is always on the table. The thought of this is incredibly daunting for most people, and it’s unsurprising that people often wonder if there is an alternative to being imprisoned. In some circumstances, you might be eligible for probation instead of a jail...
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What are Miranda Rights?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 31, 2022
Knowing and invoking your Miranda rights is one of the most beneficial steps you can take once you’re arrested or are being questioned. Miranda rights give you the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you cannot ford an attorney, you will be appointed one. Knowing that you can’t be...
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What Happens When You Miss a Court Date in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2022
Being arrested can be an incredibly terrifying experience. What many people don’t realize is that it’s a big deal to miss a court date. It can be difficult to continue on with your life – work, family, school – when you have a court date looming. If for some reason you truly can’t make...
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What are Your Constitutional Rights as a Defendant in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2022
The criminal justice system can be very confusing, especially if you aren’t a lawyer or trained to understand it. One of the most important aspects is to understand what your constitutional rights are and what that means. The Colorado constitution outlines the rights of any person accused of committing a crime. Some of the...
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How Long Can a Criminal Charge Stay on My Record in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 30, 2022
Being involved in a criminal case in any capacity can have long-term consequences. Depending on the charge, the arrest can stay on your record even if you are not found guilty of the crime. In Colorado, it may be possible to have your criminal record sealed or expunged to hide it from public view....
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What Cases Can Be Sealed in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 20, 2022
A criminal case on your record can have lasting ramifications on your life, including your ability to find a job and housing. In Colorado, a criminal record is created any time someone is arrested or charged with a crime, even if they are found innocent later. One of the best ways to get your...
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What Is a Plea Bargain?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 23, 2022
Plea bargains are frequently used in the Colorado criminal courts to resolve criminal cases before they go to trial. Plea bargains are often beneficial to both the defendant and prosecutor; it reduces the penalties faced by the defendant while resulting in a criminal conviction for the government. Learn more about plea bargains to determine...
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What Questions Should I Ask My Criminal Defense Lawyer?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 12, 2022
If you are facing criminal charges in Colorado, your choice of a criminal defense attorney in Boulder could make or break your case. With such an important decision – one that could permanently affect your future – it is critical to take your time researching and examining all of your options for legal representation....
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