April is National Stress Awareness Month, and today is reserved as National Stress Awareness Day. (Coincidence that it’s the day after Tax Day?!) Today and the month of April more broadly are intended to draw attention to the level of stress you are experiencing in your life and also to what you can do to manage it.
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I mention the show Law & Order a fair amount in my blog posts – not because it’s the most accurate show in terms of what happens during someone’s criminal case. It’s not. But it is an easy reference when explaining some of the underlying concepts in criminal law and procedure, such as trying to address witness credibility. ... Read More
Living as a Registered Sex Offender
Being listed on the Colorado Sex Offender Registry (or any state sex offender registry, for that matter) can have serious and long-lasting impacts on your life. Not everyone on the sex offender registry is a violent predator or even what you probably envision when you think of a “sex offender.”
Did you know that... Read More
Important Protections for Criminal Defendants
The Bill of Rights in our Constitution might seem kind of abstract to you. You know it exists, sure. But how does it really impact day-to-day life? The answer is: a lot!
If you’re a Law & Order fan, a lot of what you see in the course of any given episode actually boils... 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
Knowing Colorado Communities
Why Local Criminal Defense is the Only Criminal Defense
Let’s be honest. There are lots of good, hard-working criminal defense lawyers in Colorado. They’re experienced, well-qualified, and they will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. That’s their job. And that’s not to say they don’t necessarily care. Many care deeply. I certainly do. But I... Read More
When Your Current Defense Attorney Isn’t Cutting it
If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney. Unfortunately, it’s not just a matter of having an attorney. You want the right attorney.
Your choice of a criminal defense attorney is important, because having the right person on your side will help save you time and money. It... Read More
The High Cost of Relying on the Web for Criminal Defense Advice
With the availability of so much information online, you might feel tempted to research your criminal issue or even handle your case on your own. While you can find a lot of information this way, you might be doing more harm to your case than good. There is... Read More
Do You Know the Difference between Misdemeanor and Felony Defense?
Are you facing a criminal charge for a misdemeanor or felony? Do you know the difference between these two types of charges? Did you know that in some instances a case can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on what the prosecutor decides to do? Maybe you didn’t know any... Read More
How Sealing Criminal Records Can Change Your Life
It’s a tradition when the years turn over to make New Year’s resolutions. Lose weight. Drink less. Call family more often. You know what I mean – you’ve likely made a few resolutions like these recently (and potentially even broken some already). Some of your resolutions might even revolve around criminal records... Read More