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December 6, 2023
Three Deductions That May Reduce a Prison Sentence

COLORADO HAS THREE POSSIBLE TIME REDUCTIONS TO A PRISON SENTENCE April 2021  – By Peter B. Albani  If his client faces a prison sentence, an Attorney will want to determine what time reductions may be available against the sentence. This is not necessarily an easy task.THE COLORADO SYSTEM  In Colorado, trying to determine the length of […]

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November 20, 2023
The Power of Suppression in Your Criminal Defense

Drug charges can quickly threaten to derail your future. After all, a felony conviction of this sort can hit you with significant jail or prison time, financially ruinous fines, and a criminal record that may haunt you for years or even decades to come. As frightening as that may sound, though, you should recognize that […]

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November 13, 2023
Colorado Domestic Protection Orders

An order of protection is a court order preventing an individual from engaging in activity that the alleged victim or the court perceives as threatening or causing harm to them. In domestic violence cases, the action begins when one person, called the Petitioner, files a motion against another person, called the Respondent, requesting that the court issue […]

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October 25, 2023
Consider This Before Accepting a Plea Deal

The penalties associated with your criminal charges might be quite severe, threatening you with extensive jail or prison time, excessive fines, and a damaging criminal record that may haunt you for years to come. Given the stakes involved in your case, you may be tempted to accept a plea deal pushed your way by the […]

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October 23, 2023
Is Arguing Self-defense Your Best Criminal Defense Option?

We’ve all been in a disagreement with a loved one before. But sometimes those disputes go beyond verbal altercations and turn physical. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, then you may end up facing allegations of criminal wrongdoing and labeling as a domestic abuser. The penalties for a conviction related to domestic violence can be extensive, […]

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October 13, 2023
Understanding Express Consent Hearings and Penalties

In Colorado, if a driver is stopped for an alcohol or drug-related driving offense, he or she may receive an express consent affidavit and notice of revocation by a police officer or the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV may hold an administrative hearing to determine whether the driver’s license should be restricted. Express […]

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October 9, 2023
Miranda Rights and Evidence

Once you are in police custody and are about to be interrogated by law enforcement, officers are required to read you your Miranda rights. These rights stem from the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, you have: If you invoke your right to be silent at any point during the interrogation, the interrogation must cease immediately. […]

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October 4, 2023
Do You Have Innocent Reasons for Signs of Intoxication?

Police officers who conduct traffic stops are always looking for signs of intoxication. Therefore, even though you’re considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, police officers may deem you guilty just based on your behavior or speech patterns. As a result, you could end up facing DUI charges that threaten your freedom, your finances, […]

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October 2, 2023
Why Depositions Matter to Your Criminal Defense

To build the strongest criminal defense possible, you need to take a holistic approach. While this means identifying witnesses, knowing case law, and exploiting the rules of evidence to your advantage, it also means knowing how to competently navigate the discovery process. Discovery is the process through which you learn what information the other side […]

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September 25, 2023
Upstanding Citizens in Difficult Relationship Can Face Charges

Many people in the Denver area could find themselves charged with a crime related to domestic violence. Many times, these charges arise as a romantic or family relationship deteriorates into a divorce or breakup. In situations like these, when emotions run high, even a calm and upstanding Colorado resident can make a serious mistake. Unfortunately, […]

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