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Understanding mandatory protection orders in Colorado

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 23, 2019
People need to be safe and feel safe. If there is a real threat of violence – or an act of violence has already occurred – it is important to make sure this does not happen again. To try to ensure this, Colorado has very strict laws regarding domestic violence and protection orders. This...
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How do police determine if someone is high while driving?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 17, 2019
Picture this: You’re driving home from a friend’s house. You are just blocks away from home when you see the flashing red lights in your rearview. You aren’t speeding. You’ve been using your turn signals. Even your tags are up-to-date. So just what is going on? The officer claims you swerved. Now he has...
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Unsafe road conditions? Take precautions

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 15, 2019
While it’s true people in Colorado understand snow driving better than anyone in the rest of the country, that doesn’t mean it would hurt to brush up on exactly what you should do when the snow gets bad. And even though it’s now spring time, it certainly doesn’t hurt to keep the following pieces...
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File sealing: Giving people second chances

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 10, 2019
“No one should underestimate how much even the most minor of misdemeanor convictions — including marijuana or trespassing or any kind of conviction — can affect someone’s ability to get a job, to get housing and to function fully in society.” This is a direct quote from Jenny Roberts, an American University law professor....
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Being there for your imprisoned loved one

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 9, 2019
The imprisonment of a loved one can send your life into total disarray. On top of your own responsibilities, you may have taken on their responsibilities, too. While they are away, someone must collect their mail, contact their creditors, pay their bills, etc.  In addition to handling their affairs outside of prison, you also...
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Driving IS as dangerous as you think

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 8, 2019
We’ve all been there. You’re driving down the road and you see the car in front of you swerving in and out of their lane. Are they drunk? Looking down at a phone? Trying to grab something out of the back seat? Whatever it is – the immediate thought of, “I need to get...
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Top 5 things to know about felony DUIs in Colorado

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 6, 2019
Colorado takes a strict stance when it comes to repeat impaired or intoxicated driving offenses. While it used to be that drivers with three or more drunk driving convictions would get a misdemeanor charge for a fourth, all of this changed a few years ago. Now, repeat impaired or intoxicated drivers face much harsher...
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Can you get a DUI for driving with a hangover?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 5, 2019
Going out with friends last night, you thought you did the right thing. You had too much alcohol to drink, or used too much of some other substance, and decided to play it safe and spend the night.  No need to risk a drunk driving or intoxicated/impaired driving arrest. In the morning – maybe...
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Denver group pushes to decriminalize mushrooms

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 4, 2019
You may have heard about an initiative to decriminalize “magic mushrooms.” Do not take this to mean that psychedelic mushrooms are legal or that – if passed – this would apply to Boulder. Possession of these mushrooms is still very much illegal and people caught with them still face very serious criminal charges. Right...
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3 steps to file sealing in Colorado

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 2, 2019
It is the dreaded question on a job application: Have you ever been arrested for a crime? This one question alone can quickly turn a promising opportunity into a moot point, as the employer suddenly glosses over the rest of your resume and credentials. But did you know there is a way to answer...
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