Penalties for Multiple DUIs in Colorado

February 17th, 2015

In the State of Colorado, nearly 33% of all DUI arrests involve individuals with more than one DUI on their record. Even more shocking, 17% of all DUI arrests involve drivers with at least three prior DUIs. If you are arrested for a DUI and you already have multiple DUIs on your record, you may feel like there is little you can do to fight these charges. Luckily, an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer can help.

Colorado drivers face steep penalties if they are arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. If you already have multiple DUIs on your record, however, you could face extraordinarily harsh consequences, including mandatory time in jail. An experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid being convicted for another DUI and may be able to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. Read the rest of this entry »

Naked in Boulder: Understanding Colorado Indecent Exposure Laws

January 20th, 2015

Under Revised Statute 18-7-302, Colorado indecent exposure laws are broken when a person wittingly exposes their genitals in plain sight of another under circumstances likely to cause affront or alarm to the other individual with the purpose to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of any person, or wittingly performs an act of masturbation, with or without genitals exposed, in such a way that exposes the act to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person. Read the rest of this entry »

Drug Charges Don’t Have to Ruin Your Life.

December 4th, 2014

Potential defenses to drug chargesDrug charges are among the most serious types of criminal offenses, and can be difficult to defend. If you have been charged with any type of drug charge, including possession for personal use, manufacturing, intent to sell, or drug trafficking, obtaining a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney with a strong history of defending those accused of drug crimes is essential. Drug charges can carry stiff penalties and consequences, which can last a lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »

Accused of Domestic Violence? We can Help

November 11th, 2014

colorado domestic violence attorney Sarah ChristensenAn accusation of domestic violence can ruin your life. Don’t believe me? Just ask NFL football player Ray Rice. His recent domestic violence case has sparked a national outcry and prompted strict disciplinary action from the NFL. He was suspended from the game he loves and faces criminal charges. Read the rest of this entry »

DUI Accidents – What NOT to do Following Your Arrest

October 21st, 2014

SONY DSCIf you have been arrested for DUI in the state of Colorado, you may be embarrassed, anxious, and frightened for your future. While it is normal to have all these feelings, this is no time for hesitation. Decisive action at this point can alter the outcome of your charges, giving you a much better chance of a positive result.  According to the Denver Post, one in three Colorado drivers who are arrested for DUI have a prior DUI arrest. The state of Colorado is one of only four states, which do not currently have a felony DUI offense charge. Nevertheless, being charged with DUI in Colorado is a serious matter, and requires immediate action to fully protect your rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Felony Drug Possession in Colorado Springs

September 2nd, 2014

cop-arrestSince the enactment of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 are allowed to legally purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Yet while marijuana possession is now legal in the State of Colorado, possessing other illegal drugs is not. In fact, most drug crimes are considered felony offenses. And if you are convicted of drug possession in Colorado, you could spend years behind bars. Read the rest of this entry »

Sentenced to Probation: What Does That Mean?

August 7th, 2014

PoliceTstopThose charged with a crime in Colorado, including most any misdemeanor or felony offense, face any one or more of the following; jail, prison, fines, or probation. And, while serving jail or prison time, or paying a fine all seem self-explanatory, the term probationary sentence can be less clear. What does the term “probation” really mean—and how will it affect your life? Read the rest of this entry »