Celebrating Men’s Health Month: Acknowledging Male Victims of Domestic Violence
June is Men’s Health month, designed to facilitate national dialogue around important and common health issues that men face: heart disease, cancer, stroke, etc. But this month, I want to explore a lesser-discussed (and perhaps lesser-acknowledged) health issue that many men struggle with and one that I see routinely in... Read More
Lots of people get DUIs/DWAIs, and you don’t need to be an experienced criminal defense attorney to know that’s the reality. More than 26,000 people in Colorado are arrested for DUI each year. So when I say “lots,” I mean lots. It happens, and it has happened to a fair share of people that I know and deeply respect.
People... Read More
Bike To Work But Not Into Trouble: Cycling Under the Influence
As you may know, it’s National Bike to Work Day. And yes, it’s also a Friday! TGIF!
Biking in Colorado is a very popular activity, hobby, and sport. After all, we host one of the country’s only international bike races each fall, bringing riders from the Tour de... Read More
Rethinking Criminal Defense: A Holistic Approach to Handling Domestic Violence Crimes
Any number of Colorado defense attorneys and criminal law firms take clients facing domestic violence charges. All too often, though, defense attorneys treat these cases like other criminal matters, without regard to the broader issues surrounding domestic violence. But these cases are exceptionally complicated, sufficiently different from other assault... Read More
Looking Beyond the Conviction:
The Long-Term Consequences of a DUI/DWAI
So many of my cases involve ordinary folks who have made simple mistakes. In other words, my clients usually aren’t career criminals. Most of them have successful careers, family they care for, and great plans for the future. It’s amazing, though, how one run-in with the law can derail someone’s entire life. This is especially... Read More
Love it or hate it—Valentine’s Day is here to stay! Like many holidays, the stress of the day alone can cause tension in even the best of relationships (more about holiday stress here). But Valentine’s Day is an entirely different animal compared to other holidays. High expectations, financial pressures, and the “wining” part of “wining and dining” often don’t... Read More
My criminal defense firm experiences an uptick in clients this time of year, many of whom are looking for help with DWAI charges (Driving While Ability Impaired) or DUI charges (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs) that they incurred during the holiday season.
It’s a crazy time of year—I get it. Outside of stress and other types of... Read More
If you’ve made it to this post, you’ve successfully navigated your way past countless articles on New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, eat right, watch less television, read more books, save more money, spend less money, make more money. Don’t get me wrong, you can sign me up for all of those, but my 2018 New Year’s resolution probably isn’t... Read More
Dealing with Holiday Drama in a Productive Way
For many, the holidays are a wonderful time of year. Snowy days filled with family. All manner of food stuffs to consume. (Pro tip: Let the guilt from extreme sugar intake wait until the New Year!)
For others, though, the holidays can add an extra layer of stress to an otherwise already-hectic... Read More
Update: Just yesterday, the authorities released body camera footage from a fatal Mesa, AZ police shooting where an officer was acquitted of homicide and manslaughter charges. Now, most of my cases do not involve fatal shootings, to be honest. However, I find that even the smallest, most innocent police interaction can escalate very quickly. In the video, it’s clear... Read More