While many Americans believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, this is not accurate. The day actually commemorates an important battle between the French in the Mexican state of Puebla. It’s not even widely celebrated in Mexico, but many Americans use the day to celebrate with drinking and partying. Some civil and cultural centers also put on... 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
Managing The Holidays
Perspectives from a Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney
Baby it’s cold outside. Well, at least it is here in Colorado, but even those in the sunny, southern parts of the country can’t deny that holiday season is here. And with it comes all the challenges of the holidays. In my criminal defense practice, January brings quite a few clients... Read More
The holidays have begun! While this time of year is usually associated with shopping malls and the aroma of fresh-baked goods, it can also be a tricky season riddled with feelings of anxiety, depression, and additional forms of stress. In fact, the holidays can be a time of year when legal help is needed most, with high rates of self-medicating... Read More
Colorado State University resumes classes later this month, and Fort Collins is beginning to buzz with the return of students. You can always tell when Back to School is underway: Target is crammed; moving trucks dot city streets; and bicycle traffic increases dramatically. I get to watch this frenzy year after year from my criminal defense firm, Nicol Law... Read More
Helping Clients with Human Problems Underlying Legal Problems.
Independence Day is a holiday truly dedicated to national celebration. Outdoor BBQs, time with friends and family, fireworks – it’s hard not to have a good time. And these days, as our country seems more divided than ever, coming together to celebrate our country as a whole couldn’t have come at a... 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
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