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Summer break: It’s here

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 8, 2019
Summer break is here for Boulder students. When that happens, students may naturally feel like letting off some steam, but before you go out or decide to throw a party, you should keep in mind the consequences of going too far. This is a sensitive time, and when you have your freedom from class...
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Mandatory arrest laws can lead to unfair domestic violence arrests

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 3, 2019
It happens more frequently than you may think: The police respond to a call about a possible domestic situation and end up making an arrest, even though no physical violence – or threat of physical violence — ever occurred. Now, something that was a heated argument with a spouse or partner has turned into...
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Will Colorado forgive previous marijuana convictions?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 3, 2019
Colorado was among the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in the U.S. As a result, some actions that may have led to a person’s arrest in the past are no longer considered criminal offenses. With the shifting rules and culture in mind, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office intends to “vacate and seal”...
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Summer and underage drinking? The two don’t mix

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2019
Summer is around the corner and concert season will be in full swing. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Mile High Stadium, Hudson Gardens and other venues will all host world-renowned artists playing in scenic outdoor settings. Colorado also happens to have a great beer culture that mixes well with the summer festivities. But partaking in underage...
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What parents should know about our state’s drug laws

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2019
You may know that our state was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012. Most parents also realize that the legalization of recreational marijuana does not by any means indicate that the state is lax regarding other drug usage. Statistics indicate that as many as one in four college students...
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Are breathalyzers always accurate?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 1, 2019
It’s a rather common scenario: You’re driving home from a night out with friends and suddenly you see flashing lights behind you. You don’t think you’re speeding or doing anything wrong, so you quickly start to pull over – assuming the officer is on his way to an important call. It’s shocking when the...
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Colorado sees increase in overdose deaths

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 30, 2019
With drug addiction comes the possibility of overdose. Looking at the numbers, there are many people in Colorado who are struggling – either themselves or by watching a loved one – and many more are losing the battle. The Colorado Health Institute released preliminary numbers, showing an increase in the number of people who...
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Summer break: It’s almost here

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 29, 2019
Summer break is right around the corner. When that happens, students may naturally feel like letting off some steam, but before you go out or decide to throw a party, you should keep in mind the consequences of going too far. This is a sensitive time, and when you have your freedom from class...
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Too high to drive? Legal THC driving limit in Colorado.

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 29, 2019
While the recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, there are still legal ramifications for driving while high. However, many have concerns regarding the impaired driving laws in the state and question the fairness of these laws. In Colorado, driving under the influence of of 5 or more nanograms of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which...
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Analysis: Red light cameras causing accidents, not preventing them

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 24, 2019
We have all seen them: the cameras that sit on top or near the traffic lights. To date, there are at least six in the City of Boulder. For example, there’s one at the intersections of 28th Street and Arapahoe Avenue, yet another one at 47th Street and Valmont Road. But just why are...
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