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What Are the Dram Shop Laws In Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 2, 2023
Dram Shop Laws refer to the legal provisions that hold an establishment, such as a bar, restaurant, or liquor store, or social host, liable for serving alcohol to an individual who is either already intoxicated or a minor. These laws provide both criminal penalties for such acts as well as a mechanism to seek...
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The Difference Between Jail And Prison In Colorado

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 2, 2023
Have you ever heard someone say they are going to jail or prison and wondered what the difference between the two is? The differences between jails and prisons are important to understand when it comes to legal matters. Keep reading for an overview of the differences between jails and prisons. What Is a Prison? ...
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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 without proceeding 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 if...
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What is an Interlock Restricted License in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 28, 2022
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, driving while ability impaire, or underage drinking and driving you may have heard that you could be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle in order to obtain a restricted license for a period of time. This is likely true, depending...
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What are the Requirements for an Arrest Warrant?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 20, 2022
An arrest warrant is issued so that law enforcement can arrest an individual and hold them in custody. In order to obtain a warrant, there are certain steps that law enforcement must follow. If you were arrested and believe that law enforcement didn’t abide by the requirements, it’s a good idea to contact a...
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Can You Get Your Name Off the Sex Offender Registry in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 12, 2022
Being on the sex offender registry can be a significant barrier to many of the opportunities we all take for granted in our lives, including where we are allowed to work, live, and socialize. If you live in Colorado and are wondering if you have to stay on this list forever, it’s important to...
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What is a Controlled Substance?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 28, 2021
If you’ve ever been arrested for possession of a controlled substance or stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance, you might have wondered what exactly is a controlled substance? Is it any type of illegal substance? What if it’s prescribed and you possess it legally – is...
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5 Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 8, 2021
If you or a loved one is facing a criminal charge, this is a very worrisome situation to be in. You may not know what to do or who to turn to for help. Fortunately, there are many qualified criminal defense attorneys in Boulder who can help you. However, finding the right one for...
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What Happens to My Property if I am Incarcerated?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 29, 2021
It’s important to understand what happens to the belongings that are in your possession when you’re arrested. It’s also crucial to understand what can happen to the property that you own and live in and how your belongings will be dealt with if you are arrested as well. Ideally, you’d be able to deal...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Arraignment in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 17, 2021
You’ve probably heard it said many times if you watch TV: if you get arrested, you are entitled to an attorney, even if you cannot afford one. At what point in the process is a lawyer necessary? Should you hire one right away? If you aren’t familiar with the criminal justice system, you might...
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