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Q: What is a ballpark fee for sealing a misdemeanor in Denver?
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Russell Hebets answered on Aug 10, 2018

More information is needed to give you an estimate regarding this cost. The first step is ensuring that you qualify to petition the court to seal your record. For a misdemeanor, this would generally require an acquittal at trial, a dismissal prior to trial, or a successfully completed deferred... Read more »

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Q: Okay so I've already been sentenced to 90 days and I was supposed to turn myself in by 4 will I get more charges if not
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Russell Hebets answered on Apr 12, 2018

You could get contempt of court charges but your bigger concern is that you will likely get more than your original 90 days. You should turn yourself in as soon as possible to minimize the possibility of a longer sentence.

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Q: Is Assault 2-Drugging Victim classified as a crime of violence or is it per say not a crime of violence

I am just trying to see where I can find out what the meaning of that charge is. We were told that this charge was not considered a crime of violence and I ma just trying to et that in writing. I am not sure if I need to go to a law library or how I can get the information that I am seeking.

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Russell Hebets answered on Mar 20, 2018

2nd Degree Assault- Drugging is not a crime of violence. You can see this in Colorado Revised Statutes 18-3-203.

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Q: I live in Colorado. What would happen to me if the court revokes my deferred sentence? Do I have multiple options? Or?

Or do I have to go to jail? I really wanna avoid jail.

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Russell Hebets answered on Mar 12, 2018

If your deferred judgment is revoked, the judge can impose any sentence he/she could have originally imposed. If you are probation eligible, you could be sentenced to probation, to probation with jail, or straight jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: Driving without a Valid Driver's License in Colorado

I was recently pulled over for speeding, in Colorado (I live in MO), and discovered I was driving without a valid DL. My license was suspended for points a few months ago. The suspension period has been over for some time but I was not aware I had to pay a reinstatement fee and file an SR-22... Read more »

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Russell Hebets answered on Jan 29, 2018

If you reinstate your driving privilege prior to your court appearance, you will likely be offered a 0 point violation with a minimum fine and no further repercussions.

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Q: I am facing a misdemeanor charge in Washington State, but I am here in Colorado. What should I do

I tried to speak with the PA, but she wouldn't speak to me without counsel.because I could not attend the hearing, I now have a FTA charge

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Russell Hebets answered on Aug 4, 2017

A Colorado attorney cannot represent your interests in Washington unless he or she is licensed in WA. You need to contact an attorney based in Washington.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Q: I filed harassment charges against my ex. She said she's out on a pr bond without a protection order. Do they file one?

There was a dv filed against me. There is a protection order against me to her.. I filed harassment charges against her. Is there no protection order the other way around?

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Russell Hebets answered on Jul 21, 2017

Any Domestic Violence charge in Colorado mandates that a protective order be entered protecting the alleged victim of the charge.

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Q: Can a 17 year old and. 22 year old date in Colorado can they get trouble
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Russell Hebets answered on Jul 13, 2017

So long as everything is consensual this relationship is not illegal in Colorado.

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Q: Hello, I just had a simple question. I was convicted of Reckless Endangerment (m3), can I own firearms with this charge?

This is the only charge on my record, my probation is 100% complete, my fines are 100% paid and everything involving the court is done and gone. Will this make me unable to own firearms?

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Russell Hebets answered on Jul 5, 2017

There is no restriction on owning firearms with a misdemeanor conviction, so long as the case has been closed.

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Q: I was accused of assault by tossing a bag in my ex-wife car. A detective called and asked for my address .

Are the police coming to arrest me

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Russell Hebets answered on Jun 29, 2017

The police need to have probable cause that you committed a crime in order to arrest you. This could be based on what your ex-wife told them, even if it is not true. As a general practice, you should politely decline to speak to the police without an attorney, as any statements that you make can... Read more »

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