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What are the Requirements for an Arrest Warrant?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 20, 2022
An arrest warrant is issued so that law enforcement can arrest an individual and hold them in custody. In order to obtain a warrant, there are certain steps that law enforcement must follow. If you were arrested and believe that law enforcement didn’t abide by the requirements, it’s a good idea to contact a...
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Can You Get Your Name Off the Sex Offender Registry in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 12, 2022
Being on the sex offender registry can be a significant barrier to many of the freedoms we all take for granted in our lives, including where we are allowed to work, live, and socialize. If you live in Colorado as a registered sex offender and are wondering if you have to stay on this...
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What is a Controlled Substance?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 28, 2021
If you’ve ever been arrested for possession of a controlled substance or stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance, you might have wondered what exactly is a controlled substance? Is it any type of illegal substance? What if it’s prescribed and you possess it illegally – is...
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How is Possession of Drugs Proven?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 17, 2021
If you’ve been accused of drug possession, there are several specifics the prosecutor must prove in order for you to be convicted. It’s not enough for them to simply show up in court and say that the police found what they believe to be drugs on your person. If you find yourself in this...
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5 Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 8, 2021
If you or a loved one is facing a criminal charge, this is a very worrisome situation to be in. You may not know what to do or who to turn to for help. Fortunately, there are many qualified criminal defense attorneys in Boulder who can help you. However, finding the right one for...
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What Happens to My Property if I am Incarcerated?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 29, 2021
It’s important to understand what happens to the belongings that are in your possession when you’re arrested. It’s also crucial to understand what can happen to the property that you own and live in and how your belongings will be dealt with if you are arrested as well. Ideally, you’d be able to deal...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for Arraignment in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 17, 2021
You’ve probably heard it said many times if you watch TV: if you get arrested, you are entitled to an attorney, even if you cannot afford one. At what point in the process is a lawyer necessary? Should you hire one right away? If you aren’t familiar with the criminal justice system, you might...
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Can My Probation Be Terminated Early in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 3, 2021
For many people, being on probation feels like a gift because they avoided being sent to jail. For others, they are placed on probation after they’ve already been released from jail and now they have to finish out their sentence in this way. Regardless of whether it feels like a positive or a negative...
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What is the Appeal Process in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 30, 2021
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...
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What are the Types of Defenses Used in Domestic Violence Cases?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 15, 2021
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...
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