Category: Criminal Law

What is bail? And how is it set? If you’re arrested, getting out of jail—“bailing out”—is your top priority. Bail allows you to stay out of jail while you are facing the charges against you. Your bail bond is essentially a written promise that you make to the court. You promise to appear in court at the scheduled time(s) […]Continue reading

When are your First Amendment rights at stake? Only if the government is acting. People restrict speech all the time. Organizations often punish others for the things they say. The NFL recently tried to institute a policy regarding players’ protests during the National Anthem. Twitter permanently banned the account of too-eager-to-take-his-shirt-off Alex Jones, the Infowars […]Continue reading

What is perjury? Great question. We see the term perjury being thrown around in the media. We see it in relation to criminal defendants. We also see it used in relation to people who are testifying before Congress. Often, it seems like the people using the term on television may not fully know what it […]Continue reading

Will I lose my license for a DUI? Losing your license can be one of the most serious consequences of a DUI. It affects your ability to drive to work, make it to appointments, or otherwise get around during the day. When you’re charged with DUI, you’re looking at punishments coming from two places: 1) […]Continue reading

One of the questions we are often asked by our criminal defense clients is, “can I use medical marijuana on probation?” The short answer is that you can in theory but it depends. This entire area of law is rapidly evolving and has undergone several changes in the past few years. While the lawmakers have […]Continue reading

Can cops lie to you? The short answer is yes[i]. Law enforcement is generally allowed to lie to you in most situations. This includes police officers who are working undercover—sorry, that old myth that “if you ask someone if he is a police officer, he has to tell you,” just isn’t true. It also includes […]Continue reading

In Colorado, the penalties for Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) are severe. The specific penalties for alcohol-related driving charges, however, are different depending on a number of factors. Those factors include the driver’s blood-alcohol content (“BAC”) and age. In this article, we look at the differences in underage DUI laws. The biggest difference is that […]Continue reading

In June 2013, Ethan Couch got drunk, drove a vehicle, and slammed that vehicle into two cars. He killed 4 people and injured more. Ethan was 16 years old. He pleaded guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter. Prosecutors asked for 20 years in prison. But instead he was sentenced to 10 years of probation […]Continue reading