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Medical/Marijuana laws. The case that got me thinking about this just concluded, but I still wonder.
The defendant was convicted of a DUID. They said he had 10 nanograms in his blood and that was above the legal limit. Who decided that that is impaired? I know this man (very small area) and know he has been smoking for at least 20 years and is a 200 lb man. How does that compares to a kid who has just started smoking and is 130 lb? He is a "Red" card holder and as a condition of the PR bond was told to not partake in illegal drugs and had him take pee tests. Marijuana being legal and him having his card he continued to 'medicate.' All tests were positive. They withdrew his bond and gave him 30 days jail, and 11 mon. of alcohol classes stating that it is still illegal federally and that's what they are following. Then I see a protest on the news and the joints and officers. Curious
The Colorado General Assembly recently decided, after receiving expert testimony from both sides of the issue and...
I got a DWAI it is my second offense the first one was 14yrs ago. what are my options?
4 yrs ago had a domestic violence charge. 14yrs ago had a dwai.
Your options are hire a good DUI Defense attorney, apply for the Public Defender or represent yourself. The best...
My boyfriend was pulled over for DUI in Colorado but had nothing to drink, is there any grounds for arrest?
The officer said failure to signal then gave him field test but no breathalizer. He had flip flops on so he had to do it barefoot on glass and rocks. Then they dont tell him anything and arrest him with no rights being read. He submitted a blood test and spent the mandatory hold of 16 hours in jail! We have no copy of the police report and they said it takes 2 motnhs for the blood test to come back! First of all if you are not read your rights can the case be thrown out? This man has absolutely no criminal history! Second no breathalizer...no grounds? This was a power hungry city cop. We need some serious advice. Can we request a copy of the police report? Also does a DUI blood draw kit just test for alcoohol or test for other substances.
There is a difference between probable cause for an arrest and proof beyond a reasonable doubt for a conviction. That...
I was sentenced to 30 days in jail for driving with a revoked license. I panicked and never showed up to my jail date.
This took place in Colorado and I was due to report to county jail 3 months ago. How do I go about rectifying this. I would like to get it over with- who do I contact?
You should probably contact a Colorado attorney to see if there's a Bench Warrant out for your arrest and to see if he/...
Should I take the plea bargain offered by the DA?
I am under 19 years old and was arrested for a DUI, position of less than 1 oz if marijuana, drug paraphernalia and under age drinking/driving, speeding. The DA has offered a plea bargain to drop all but the DUI, 2 years supervised probation, 10 days jail time, serving 2 and 48+ community service, plus fines. Should I take it?
Do you really want a DUI conviction on your record? This NEVER comes off. Future employers will see it-- even 20 years...
Do I need a different dui attorney or can my current dui attorney fix this?
I got a dui in february of 2014. I hired an attorney and immediately told him I did not want any deals as I had identified several triable issues. I have legal experience in another state but huge personality with female judge anxious to make an example of me, refusal and gave cop a hard time. Anyway, case was set for trial, lawyer failed to gather the evidence, send out subpoenas I suggested and I entered a plea to a dwai and careless driving with atty screaming at me in open court that he would leave, even tho potential jurors in next room if I didnt take plea. I also told judge I was on tranquilizers. Atty said license safe, now suspended and going to hearing what should atty do or me for that matter. He misled me. I did not voluntarily plead and judge sua sponte should have aborted ple
Well. It is difficult to set aside a plea of guilty particularly when you have an attorney. Also, it has been my...
Will a prior DUI come up on a background check?
Im currently on probation for a DUI. I will be done by and everything will be complete by October of this year. Per my sentencing my lawyer got my DUI to a deferred sentence as long as I comply with what the court ordered which I have. I will recently be looking for a job after I graduate as a medical assistant in August. Is this going to effect my chances of getting a job in the health care field?
Yes. But honesty is the best policy, right? The experience will come up on a background check. Fortunately, you are...