Boulder Legal Issues Blog
Can My Probation Be Terminated Early in Colorado?
For many people, being on probation feels like a gift because they avoided being sent to jail. For others, jail is a component of their probation sentence, which mean that probation really starts after their release from jail. Regardless of whether it represents a positive or a negative outcome, probation can be inconvenient. Whether...Continue Reading
What is the Appeal Process in Colorado?
Dealing with any type of criminal matter is incredibly intimidating and scary. If you’ve been through a trial and were found guilty and are wondering what your options are, you might be wondering how the appeals process works and if it’s something you can utilize. In this case, contacting an experienced lawyer can be...Continue Reading
What are the Types of Defenses Used in Domestic Violence Cases?
Being charged with any type of domestic violence offense is scary and very serious. There can be lifelong consequences, and if you find yourself in this position, it’s important to find an experienced attorney. While it’s ultimately your attorney’s job to develop a strategy to defend you, it’s helpful for you to know the...Continue Reading
What are the Types of Assault Charges in Colorado?
All types of criminal charges are serious, but assault charges can be particularly worrisome, particularly in terms of collateral consequences. In Colorado, there are several different types of assault charges. It’s important to know what you can be charged with, what the penalties are, and what you and an experienced criminal defense lawyer...Continue Reading
How do you know it’s time to divorce?
Believe it or not, this time of year is a common one for people to think about ending their marriages. It makes sense, if you think about it. Over the holidays, marriage troubles can become harder to handle. You want to make things fun for the kids, but differences in your lifestyle, spending habits,...Continue Reading
Pot arrests finally dropping nationwide, still mostly possession
Colorado and Washington legalized adult possession of marijuana in 2012. Since then, a large majority of states have legalized weed, either entirely or for medical use. Still others have decriminalized the drug, meaning that possession results in a fine instead of incarceration. Included among the fully legalized states are California and Illinois, two of the most...Continue Reading
Domestic violence is on the rise. Do you need help?
As the nation struggles with COVID-19, there has been increasing pressure on families. People are stuck spending almost all of their time with family members. Economic distress is rampant. If domestic violence is already present in the relationship, victims may find few opportunities for respite. They may have little chance to call for help....Continue Reading
Supreme Court rules that states may define the insanity defense
On Thanksgiving 2009, James K. killed his wife and two teen daughters. In his defense, the man had been under substantial stress. Several months earlier, his wife had left him and taken the children with her. Also that year, James had lost his job and been forced to move in with his parents. Did...Continue Reading
Study: Many courtroom psychology tests are unreliable
We have all seen some so-called psychology tests that aren’t worth the time spent to take them. They appear in magazines or online quizzes. They aren’t intended to diagnose mental health problems. They’re meant for fun, or whatever insight you may find. There have been a lot of psychological tests over the decades, and...Continue Reading
Would less misdemeanor enforcement create a fairer system?
As protests continue across the U.S. and even globally, many experts have come forward with ideas for how to improve the criminal justice system so that it isn’t so unfair to people of color. Harsh police tactics, over-policing in minority neighborhoods, racial profiling and other issues have brought us to a point where it’s...Continue Reading