January 2019 Archives

'Reasonable suspicion' and DUI stops in Colorado

Our readers in Colorado probably know that police officers who are on routine traffic patrol cannot just pull a motorist over for any reason whatsoever. There is a web of complex constitutional law interpretation behind this seemingly simple proposition, but, what is boils down to is that in order for a police officer to pull over a driver in Colorado, that officer, particularly for a DUI stop, must have "reasonable suspicion" that the driver in question broke the law.

Defense against harsh consequences of a domestic violence charge

There are many criminal charges that come with a social stigma, regardless of whether the charge ultimately leads to a conviction. Domestic violence charges can be included in this category. Even if the charge is ultimately dismissed, or the defendant pleads guilty to another charge instead, simply being charged with domestic violence can come with some harsh consequences.

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