Felonies Faced by Juveniles Mulled by Lawmakers

Far too many children are being convicted of adult felony crimes in Castle Rock and throughout the state. That's according to Colorado lawmakers who want to make it tougher for prosecutors to "direct file" juveniles as adults at their own discretion. Our Castle Rock felony defense attorneys have seen firsthand cases in which overzealous prosecutors have unfairly filed adult charges on youn... Read More

Denver Marijuana DUI Laws Debated

Lawmakers are mulling over a Denver marijuana DUI statutes might require some revisions. Our Denver marijuana DUI defense attorneys are not in favor of any measure that impedes on the right of patients to use marijuana for medical ailments. According to The Associated Press, a bill is being debated that would render someone impaired if they test positive for more than 5 nanograms of THC, ... Read More

Felony Arrests in Denver: Cases of Mistaken Identity

There is an alarming trend in Colorado that is gaining national notoriety: mistaken identity in cases of Denver felonies. Our Denver felony defense attorneys understand that the latest case happened as authorities were chasing down the "32 bandit," wanted on a host of robbery charges in the area. According to Denver 9 News, a man was on his way home on East Quincy Avenue when he was pulled... Read More

Ignition Locks Could Be Mandated by the Federal Government for DUI Offenders

Colorado, along with Texas, has led the pack in the number of ignition interlock devices installed for DUI offenders. Texas has over 33,000 devices in use, while Colorado has 17,000 in use. If the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act passes, the federal government may mandate the use for all DUI offenders. Tucked into this bill is a portion that would make installing ignition interlock d... Read More

Denver Police Crack Down on Marijuana Growers

This past week had Denver police officers kept busy with an operation referred to as "Operation Sweet Leaf" that has sixteen people charged with racketeering, marijuana distribution and money laundering. Police swept the city and raided dozen of homes across the metro Denver area thought to be part of a large marijuana growing operation. The homes were found in Adams County, Weld County, Broo... Read More

Douglas County Deputy Arrested for DUI After Causing Pile-Up on I-25

The New Year isn't off to a good start for a Douglas County Sherriff's Office Deputy, who was arrested for a DUI just before lunch on January 1st. The deputy has been a member of the Special Operations Response Team, which responds to disturbances at the local jail. This was no small incident either. The Denver Post reported that the off-duty deputy braked abruptly in his Ford Escape on northbo... Read More

Researchers Claim Accident Rates Lower in States with Legalized Medical Marijuana

Many news stories and opinion pieces have been circulating the newspapers and Internet, discussing driving while under the influence of medical marijuana in Colorado. The sheer number of articles available on this topic would make you think that medical marijuana is causing an alarming number of accidents on our roadways. You might be surprised to find out that the opposite might possibly be tr... Read More

Medical Marijuana and DUI Law

Research has shown that patients that have prescriptions for medical marijuana are considered "chronic" users and thus have a higher tolerance level than those that use the drug recreationally. This may not seem like a big deal, but it could have some serious repercussions in January if the Colorado legislature sets the law that limits the amount of TCH nanograms that drivers can have in their sys... Read More

Not All DUI Cases Are Cut and Dry

It seems simple enough. You drink, you get behind the wheel of a car, you get pulled over, you take a field sobriety test and you get charged with a DUI. It happens every day in Colorado, but even more so during the holidays. What you might not realize, is that the reports police officers write may contain inaccuracies. Such was the case with eight DUI cases that were recently dismissed after i... Read More

New Year’s Eve: Play It Safe

New Year's is a time of celebration for many in Castle Rock.  If you have plans to be out celebrating the new beginnings with your friends or loved ones, it's important to keep in mind that the Colorado Department of Transportation provides grants to local police departments to help offset overtime so that all officers available can be out patrolling the roads. Colorado's "Heat is On" campaign... Read More

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