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Q: Am I eligible to get this case sealed after I successfully complete my probation?

I accepted a plea agreement for a crime I committed back in 2020. I hired a private lawyer for that time only, so I can’t ask her anymore questions regarding this case since her scope of representation is over. However I am confused on whether this case is eligible to be sealed. The lawyer I did... Read more »

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Q: I am wondering about the legal restriction on weapon ownership with a felony conviction. It has a DV aggravate...

It has a DV aggravate, but I have no interest in owning guns, just historical weaponry that I study as a military historian, namely spears, swords, bows.

However, I was just reading the Colorado Revised Statute of the definition of Domestic Violence, and my case would not fit that... Read more »

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Q: Can probation declare I’m a high level offender after I’ve been sentenced and make me do a female offered program?

I had a pre-sentenced report done before being sentenced. Then over a year later after being put on probation they say I’m a high level offeneder that I have to do f.o.p. Mind you this is 8bright after 8pm tha clean uas. And two months after finishing my treatment. I was working full time and... Read more »

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Q: Can city police still arrest so.e one if the case has been sent to the DA with no arrest to start with

It's a DV case where wife was mistake. Made a claim against husband and only her original state ment is evidence

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and International Law for Colorado on
Q: They've served the Initial Confinement portion of their sentence and are now on Extended Supervision with no new crimes

They've served the Initial Confinement portion of their sentence and are now on Extended Supervision with no new crimes now warrants and want to abscond internationally and want to know if they can still be extradited under these circumstances.

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Q: 1989 I was 10 a Sheriff charged me with "sales of a fake or imitation controlled substance", I can't even find in law?

Kremmljng Colorado a undercover approached me and asked me to find him some weed I wasn't a Criminal or a Addict before this day he gave me money, I tried but couldn't get it so I spent the money wasn't going to come back but he found me walking , said I better bring him something... Read more »

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Q: Colorado Town had undercover cop and arrested a 11 year old for sales of a "fake controlled substance"1989 illeagal?

I found Case law from 1988 that other jurisdictions with almost identical circumstance and the case was thrown out just because it was a influence by a government a Official Child Abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor by one in a position of trust , so what do I do, the officer... Read more »

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Q: I'm on probation in lousiana and working in Wisconsin but have a 1 month travil permit do I need to drive back or can I

Can I extend the travil permit over the phone

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Q: Can I take charges on my self for what drugs wife got caught with?

My wife and I are homeless and hooked on meth. Our Habit is about 1 half ounce a week each. I bought a quarter,ounce. Cause it's cheaper. I then usually split the 1/4oz to each getting 3.50 grams each. We were in a hurry said I'd do it in a few. Handed it to her and five minutes later she... Read more »

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Q: If my wife and I buy a quarter ounce and split it=3.75 grams each,but she gets caught with the quarter ounce

We usually had to buy it in quarters it's cheaper. She got caught with it before I split it. How can I take the charge for her knowing I handed it too her before splitting it?

Michael Joseph Larranaga
Michael Joseph Larranaga
answered on Sep 19, 2022

I highly suggest that you stop posting on any websites and go talk to an attorney. You are posting to an open forum and that could be a real problem down the road.

Please be aware that any answer is based on all the events occurring in Colorado. Further, please be aware that this is not...
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Q: Can officers impound car and take things they didn't give a reciept for?

The itemization was done and no where on it is the things officer took. No discription or even that they took it.

John Gregory Scott
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answered on Oct 5, 2022

If a vehicle is impounded, there should be an inventory conducted prior to impound. The owner should receive a receipt for any items removed from the vehicle. If a vehicle is searched pursuant to a warrant or some other lawful search, items removed from the vehicle may be listed either on the... Read more »

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Q: I am looking for a black lawyer who is experienced in menacing and lawsuits

I am in the Glenwood Springs area and I need a lawyer that understands my rights and will aggressively defend them. Someone who has the same color skin as me and has lots of experience.

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Q: Is there a time limit on filing a motion for ineffective counsel?

My loved one feels he wasn't fairly represented at the time of his conviction, as his lawyer was also being investigated. It was believed that he was also involved with dealing drugs related to phone conversations that were recorded. My loved one was charged with 841 A & B an is serving... Read more »

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Q: Do I have a case for self-defense?

I was recently involved in an altercation with a past friend. We were at his house and I was asleep on the couch when he, obviously intoxicated, began yelling at me to get up and began to ask me questions about a person and matter I didn’t have a clue about. As I get up he headbutts me in the... Read more »

John Gregory Scott
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answered on Oct 5, 2022

Based upon the factual scenario you have described it sounds like self-defense is a viable argument. Self-defense is an affirmative defense and must be raised prior to trial. There must be some evidence presented at trial relating to the defense or else the judge will not provide the instruction to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Colorado on
Q: So I foolishly got in contact with a hacker and they have all of my info. They also blackmailed me. What should I do?
Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Aug 24, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

in this case you should definitely first contact the local police and provide them more case details. They should advice you accordingly.

I wish you a good luck with this situation and I hope they will help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Q: What does it mean when they transfer my criminal mischief case to county court

My criminal mischief charge was dropped from a felony to misdemeanor it is also my first offense.I cannot afford an attorney and I don’t qualify for a public defender I have court coming soon

Jonathan Greenlee
Jonathan Greenlee
answered on Jul 28, 2022

What level of offense a criminal mischief charge is depends on the $ amount of damage allegedly caused - so it can range from the lowest misdemeanor to a relatively serious felony. Often the initial report isn't accurate or is just an estimate, and the DA will then amend the offense level when... Read more »

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Q: Does a felony level matter based level on when you received it? How much to seal records?

I was arrested for motor vehicle left/agg 1 under $ in 2002. I would like to get my record sealed but they say you can’t seal Felony 3 sealed. I’m not sure of the level. Also poss CONTROLLED SUBST-POSSESS SCH 2-1G .from 2005 this charge is the last on my record the others are misdemeanors... Read more »

Jonathan Greenlee
Jonathan Greenlee
answered on Jul 28, 2022

There have been a lot of recent and favorable changes in Colorado's sealing laws. The best way to determine if you're eligible to seal a conviction would be to research attorneys who handle sealing and call for a consultation. Having a copy of your record or other court documents with the... Read more »

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Q: How long does Colorado jeffco drug task force have to file charges after I was detained around Christmas 2020?

At the end of 2020 I was detained in relation to a multi-count indictment because i had a hotel room with my friend who was one of the indicted. The task force had search warrant for my car and the hotel room, and kept $1000 and my phones. Overall they wound up, they say, with enough weight to... Read more »

Jonathan Greenlee
Jonathan Greenlee
answered on Jul 28, 2022

The statute of limitations for a drug felony in Colorado is 3 years, meaning the DA has 3 years from the time of the offense to when they must file charges or the court loses jurisdiction. Note that this is filing charges, not the time for the case to be resolved. This can be tolled up to 5 years... Read more »

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