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When College Partying Leads to Criminal Charges

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 14, 2017
For many CU students, drinking can seem like a rite of passage. Being under 21 does not keep many students from indulging at parties or while tailgating before a Buffaloes game. However, the risk of underage drinking is getting caught. Minor in possession (MIP) charges are common. Chances are you know someone who has...
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When do police have to read you your rights?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 29, 2017
If you’ve ever watched a police drama, you probably know what your Miranda rights are. Starting with your right to remain silent, police officers are often heard reciting these rights to an individual as they are being arrested.Real life, however, is a far cry from a crime show, so where do they differ? Do...
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The 3 types of damages available for personal injury claims

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 24, 2017
Suffering an injury in an accident can have far-reaching effects on your life and the lives of your friends and family. A debilitating or physically limiting injury can make it difficult or impossible for you to work. It can also lead to extensive medical bills and may require ongoing therapy in some cases. Many...
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How a drug charge can impact your student loans

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 27, 2017
Many college students experiment with drugs. While using certain drugs recreationally may not seem like a big deal, getting caught can have far-reaching consequences. While certain drug crime convictions carry penalties like fines and jail time, they can also affect your federal student loans. What happens if you are convicted of a drug crime...
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What Are The Penalties For A First-Time DUI In Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 24, 2017
Many people in Colorado have faced charges related to driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol or both at some point in their lives. However, it would be a mistake to assume that because it is a common offense it does not need to be taken seriously. In fact, DUI and DUID charges carry...
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6 Things To Do After A Car Accident

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 21, 2017
Imagine that you are in your car on your way to work. It’s rush hour, and everyone is in a hurry. You get a green light and begin to pull through the intersection when suddenly your car is jolted. You were t-boned by a car that ran a red light. If this scenario happened...
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What Does It Mean To Have A Civil Protection Order Filed Against Me?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 1, 2017
In Colorado, civil protection orders, also called restraining orders, are available to prevent assaults and threatened bodily harm, to prevent domestic abuse, to prevent emotional abuse of the elderly and of at-risk adults, to prevent sexual assault or abuse, and to prevent stalking. Civil protection orders are not the same as the mandatory protection...
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How To Challenge A DUI Charge

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 6, 2017
We have all heard stories of people being charged with DUI. She was out at a friend’s house smoking pot or a bar having a couple glasses of wine. When it came time to drive home, she felt fine. Soon, however, there were flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror. A fun night with...
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