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When Is Assault Considered to Be ‘Domestic’?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 10, 2022
Assault and domestic violence are two closely related charges in Colorado that can come with different consequences. It is important to understand the difference if you think that you or a loved one could be facing either charge. The distinction essentially comes down to the nature of the relationship between the defendant and the...
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What Are the Conditions of a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 28, 2022
A domestic violence protection order – also known as a restraining order – is a legal document that requires a perpetrator to cease all communication and contact with an alleged victim of domestic abuse. If your spouse takes out a protection order against you for domestic violence, it is important to thoroughly understand all...
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What Is a Plea Bargain?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 23, 2022
Plea bargains are frequently used in the Colorado criminal courts to resolve criminal cases before they go to trial. Plea bargains are often beneficial to both the defendant and prosecutor; it reduces the penalties faced by the defendant while resulting in a criminal conviction for the government. Learn more about plea bargains to determine...
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What Questions Should I Ask My Criminal Defense Lawyer?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 12, 2022
If you are facing criminal charges in Colorado, your choice of a criminal defense attorney in Boulder could make or break your case. With such an important decision – one that could permanently affect your future – it is critical to take your time researching and examining all of your options for legal representation....
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What is an Interlock Restricted License in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 28, 2022
If you were convicted of driving under the influence, you may have heard that you will be required to install an interlock device in your vehicle in order to obtain a restricted license for a period of time. While having this installed can be costly and inconvenient, it allows individuals to operate a vehicle...
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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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