Posts Categorized: criminal law

I-9000 Breathalyzer Controversy – Part IV

Over the past few weeks, I have been closely following the I-9000 controversy in the State of Colorado. To read more on the background of this controversy, which is currently going through a hearing in Gilpin County, click HERE. To recap: Several years ago, the Department of Health passed regulations to replace old breathalyzer machines… Read more »

I-9000 Breathalyzer Controversy – Part II

In my last post, I introduced the I-9000 Breathalyzer controversy (read it HERE). Essentially, it appears that the breath test machine that the State of Colorado uses to currently test for DUI alcohol was fraudulently certified. This could potentially affect many DUI alcohol cases and have serious repercussions for many people. This week, let’s take… Read more »

What Happens if I Have to Do Community Service?

Usually there are two parts to every case: one is the determination of guilt or innocence, and two is the determination of penalty for a guilty charge. Often, if the Judge doesn’t want to put the offender in jail he or she will use community service as a way of imposing a punitive sanction that… Read more »

Getting to the Bottom of “Serious Bodily Injury”

In my last post, The Issue of Mandatory Prison for Second Degree Assault – Part III, I described a problem with the term “serious bodily injury” as it relates to the issue of mandatory sentencing in Second Degree Assault cases. Imagine that you’re in a situation where you feel compelled to resist arrest. In the… Read more »

How to Switch Attorneys in the Middle of a Case

Switching attorneys mid-stream can be a complicated and expensive process. You’re going to spend hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars, to bring the new attorney up to speed, so it’s doubly important to get the right person for the job the second time around. Find the Attorney Who is Right For You Hire the attorney… Read more »