It’s an age-old adage: I made a mistake when I was younger, and now it’s coming back to haunt me. Sealing criminal cases and eligible arrest records now can make all the difference for your future self. Just think ahead—do you really want to explain a 20 year old conviction for shoplifting when you try to get a promotion at... Read More
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
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
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
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
I was driving home the other day when a police officer came up behind me with his lights on. To my relief, he passed me and pulled over the person in front of me. Stopped at the next light and from my rearview mirror, I saw the officer get out of the car and approach the vehicle. Like any... Read More
Halloween is my favorite time of year.
Any of you who know me, know that I take all things Halloween very seriously. Now, though, with a son of my own, I can’t help but look back on my old childhood with longing. I grew up in a small town, where everyone was (mostly) safe to walk the streets after dark... Read More
Recently, I’ve realized how much I enjoying going into the bank in person to see my favorite teller. Often, I take my now 9 month-old in with me. This teller is the most personable and caring individual I have ever had the joy of meeting. She is essentially a total stranger to me. I can’t actually tell you her... Read More