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Drug overdoses and drug charges

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 14, 2017
Colorado has seen changes to its drug laws in recent years, perhaps most notably in the area of recreational use of marijuana. Other recent changes have made the opportunity to seal convictions for drug-related offenses available to a wider range of people. Many courts and prosecutor’s offices throughout the state have developed more sophisticated...
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Understanding Domestic Violence

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 14, 2017
Dating abuse. Dating violence. Abusive dating behaviors. There are many words that we use to describe domestic violence. Many people think that domestic violence is rare, or that it is not something that occurs in their age cohort, the truth is that domestic violence occurs among college students too. College students can find unexpectedly...
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Trump’s opioid crisis panel calls for greater use of drug courts

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 7, 2017
Seven months ago, President Trump launched a commission to develop solutions to the worst drug crisis in American history — opioids. The commission, led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has just issued its recommendations. Among them are more training for doctors who prescribe the drugs, penalties for insurance companies that fail to pay...
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Colorado’s Law Against Texting and Driving

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 6, 2017
In the last few years, texting and driving has become a focus of many transportation and police departments across the country. As studies continue to show distracted driving as a major cause of car accidents, many states have strengthened their laws prohibiting it. Colorado is no exception. The scenario Imagine you are driving home...
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Should wiretap evidence be allowed when it exceeds jurisdiction?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 23, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a 10th Circuit drug case involving wiretap evidence. A federal judge in the District of Kansas issued a wiretap order against two suspects, but the modern wiretap process allowed law enforcement to listen even when the phones were outside that district. Should a...
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When can police search an apartment?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 22, 2017
On a day-to-day basis, most of us do not give the Constitution that much thought. We know it is there to guarantee and protect our rights, but outside of this, many of us simply go about our days without really thinking about it — that is — until we learn the police were at...
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3 steps to follow after an accident with an uninsured driver

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 21, 2017
Car insurance is one of those things that you pay for, but hope you will never need to use. The fact that you do pay for your insurance, though, makes it particularly frustrating when you get into an accident, only to learn the other driver was not insured. In Colorado, the law states that...
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Understanding the risks of fake IDs

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 15, 2017
Parents never stop worrying about their children. Regardless of how grown our kids are, it is natural and normal to worry about what they are doing — especially when they are off at college. And while we like to think that they are always making the right choice, the truth is that college is...
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If you are stopped by police, know your rights

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 19, 2017
If you’ve ever been stopped by a police officer, you know how intimidating it can be. Even before the officer says anything to you, panic can quickly set in. At that moment, you may be trying to remember what you can and can’t – or should and should not – say and do. When...
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3 parts of proving a personal injury claim

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 16, 2017
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car accident, you may be considering your options. With costly medical bills, lost wages and other financial challenges that stem from an accident, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit in order to seek compensation for the damages you incurred....
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