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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: Will I get a speeding ticket without being pulled over.

I was travelling over 8mph(33-34 mph is my speed) in a 25 mph work zone. A sherrif was coming in a opposite direction but didnt stop me. In this case, is it possible to get a speeding ticket without being stopped ?

Thomas Cantley
Thomas Cantley answered on Oct 27, 2020

In theory it is possible, but based on what you describe it is very, very unlikely. I wouldn't be worried.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Q: Can my best friend get in trouble for self defense?

My best friend who is a male, got beat by his now ex girlfriend. She hit him several times breaking skin around his eye, so he slapped her, threw her on the bed, and put her in a headlock to try to get her to stop. There are no marks on her that I know of but he has a cut under his eye and a black... Read more »

Thomas Cantley
Thomas Cantley answered on Oct 27, 2020


The physical force used by your friend on his ex girlfriend would qualify as misdemeanor third degree assault, and possibly felony second degree assault for the pressure applied to the neck in the headlock. However, conduct that may qualify as assault (or even homicide) can be...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: In Colorado I was pulled over for expired tags less than 6 months and they ordered me out of the vehicle did I have to

Get out ?They then impounded my vehicle and searched it

Thomas Cantley
Thomas Cantley answered on Oct 27, 2020

You are describing search and seizure, both of which must be reasonable under the state and federal constitutions.

It sounds like the police did not have an arrest warrant for you or a search warrant for your car. There are a number of circumstances that might allow the police to do what...
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