Category: Criminal Law

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