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How a simple traffic stop could turn into criminal allegations

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 12, 2019
Whether police pull over a driver for a broken tail light or running through a stop sign, sometimes the encounter does not end with the original problem. In some cases, a seemingly minor traffic stop may instead end in the driver’s arrest. For the situation to involve an arrest, police first need a reason...
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Too tired to drive? Drowsy drivers cause accidents

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 11, 2019
You hear a lot about drunk driving, but did you know that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous? In fact, the erratic driving behaviors between a drunk driver and an overly tired driver often look very similar. The problem is that being overly tired is a rather common occurrence for American drivers. People...
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Same-Sex Divorce: Know These 3 Things

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 11, 2019
You’ve been with your partner for years. You own a home together. Your names are both on the credit cards and family bills. Even before 2014, when you could legally get married in Colorado, you were planning on spending the rest of your lives together. But now, things have changed. The relationship just isn’t...
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Posting bail: The problems with the cash bail system

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 7, 2019
After an arrest, criminal defendants in the vast majority of cases have a right to bail. Bail affords you the opportunity to pay money to get out of jail while you await trial. If you show up for court and comply with all of the other conditions of your bond, the money you posted...
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Police increase impaired/intoxicated driving patrols for the new year

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 28, 2019
If it feels like you were seeing more police out and about during the month of January, it is because you were. From the end of 2018 to a few days into the new year, there were more than 100 different law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado participating in extra enforcement of laws against impaired...
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