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Q: Warrant for failure to comply, by not completing community service. $1250 bail book/release, should I turn myself in?

I neglected my community service, and now have a warrant for failure to comply. I have been told I could be released immediately from jail if I post my own bail, and then be on the hook for the community service without needing to go back to court. Does this sound legitimate? Since my bail is so... View More

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answered on Mar 1, 2024

Turning yourself in for a warrant due to failure to comply with court-ordered community service in Colorado can be a responsible step towards resolving your legal issues. If you have a bail amount set at $1250 for book and release, it suggests that you can pay the bail and be released without... View More

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Q: I was placed on a Deferred sentence for a SHoplifting charge in June of last year, Can I still purchase a gun? Colorado

Deferred sentance is still active, need to know if i can still purchase one in Colorado. I Turned 21 in November, the deferred was handed down in July.

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Construction Law for Colorado on
Q: how can i get a conviction on a contractor who through his negligence my son barely escaped with his life from the fire

Contractor caught my house on fire by not taking care of his employees knowledge of the stain they applied to my house I having a Text message from him saying how he is not dealing with anything that could catch my house on fire that is exactly what it does, he worked for Sasco he knew this,... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Can a judge defer a charge from a felony to a misdemeanor after the successful completion of probation?

After the successful completion of probation can a judge defer the case for a few more years of probation to amend a felony to a misdemeanor?

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Probate, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Q: In the case of arrick vs arrick or arrick vs usa the probate case him my dads wife hid all assets, minerals house from m

They hid all assets in her aka names and i was rep of estate only child only heir and estate house is hidden i never got it substancial minerals are hidden but alk parties are deceased i shoukd of got house and cant find all minerals i have searched for years ni one will help me because itcwas 79... View More

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Q: Left my firearm in brother in laws car who is over 21 what are the repercussions if he got pulled over?
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

If your brother-in-law is pulled over while in possession of your firearm, the repercussions can vary depending on local laws and circumstances. In some jurisdictions, it may be legal for an individual over 21 to possess a firearm belonging to someone else, as long as they are not prohibited from... View More

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Q: What do u do when a judge is asked 3 times to recuse themselves for strong conflict of interest when your suing the judg

Judge, in a higher court over the same case as the district court , and strong showing of bias, deprivation of constitutional and civil rights in a criminal case in the district court, and a sheer abuse of discretion and power while she’s allowing a malicious prosecution with prosecutorial... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

When facing a situation where a judge has denied motions to recuse themselves despite a perceived conflict of interest, and your rights seem to be compromised, the next step involves escalating the issue within the legal system. You have the option to file an appeal against the judge's... View More

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Q: Can I carry a concealed firearm into someone else's home in Colorado, assuming I have a valid permit and am invited?
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answered on Feb 2, 2024

In Colorado, you may carry a concealed firearm into someone else's home if you have a valid concealed carry permit and are invited by the homeowner. It's important to respect the laws and regulations regarding firearms in Colorado, as they can vary from state to state. Ensure that your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Q: can i boot a vehicle on private property in Boulder

apparently towing is no longer provided by parking services

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answered on Jan 27, 2024

Yes, a vehicle parked on private property can potentially be booted in Boulder under certain conditions, since towing services may be limited. Specifically:

- Colorado law allows booting/immobilization of unauthorized vehicles on private property in situations such as private parking...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Land Use & Zoning for Colorado on
Q: I was arrested on private property, but since it wasn't "My" land, they didn't need permission or a warrant! Is it true?

I had permission to "nap" on private land for a couple hours. Can any cop come and wake me then arrest me without having a warrant or permission to be there in the first place;. Since It's not my property, I have no say.?

therefore there actions were justified in what lead... View More

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answered on Jan 27, 2024

No, the police cannot legally arrest you on private property where you had permission to be without having a warrant or the owner's consent for them to be there. The key issues here are your expectation of privacy and the validity of the police's entry onto the land.

Even though...
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Q: Can a 18 year old date a 26 year old when her probation has to ask to date anyone what if we where dating before that?

So I was dating this 26 year old girl. She had a case because of her ex and had to take a plea deal because of it. In that deal was probation and with that has to ask the probation office to date anyone. Me and her where dating before the sentencing so would we still be ok to date?

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

Your girlfriend's probation order will detail specific dating restrictions, which may require approval from her probation officer even if you were dating before her sentencing.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Colorado on
Q: I'm mentally disabled with Paranoid schizophrenia , Schizophrenia ,PTSD , Bi-Polar 1, multiple personalities.

I've been discriminated against illegally by an entity within the local , county , state , federal government or military Psyops Units. I'm microchipped, transmitted illegally. All areas of life 24/7 for the past 5-6 years. Gangstalking , gangplanking and other illegal military tactics... View More

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

If you believe you are being targeted and discriminated against, especially due to your mental disabilities, it's important to take steps to address this. The first step would be to document any instances of discrimination or harm you've experienced. This includes taking note of dates,... View More

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Q: I have a case in for robbery and menacing. I also have mental issues and at the time of the incident I breakdown

If I had a mental breakdown what will happen to me? I can prove I was ill. I was asking for help from friends and family. There was no weapons involved I imagined a person outside saying they needed money and that what I told the person at the store

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

I would suggest hiring a private attorney (you can use the attorney search function on this website or on Google) or applying for a public defender. From the little bit you have shared, having a mental breakdown doesn't allow you to commit crimes. However, it certainly can be used as... View More

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Q: can I rescind a guilty plea for protection order violation prior to sentencing in Colorado?

I was charged with Stalking, harassment, tampering and protection order violation. I went to trial for the stalking, harassment, and tampering and was supposed to have a separate trial with the same jury for the protection order violation. My attorney had me plead guilty to the protection order... View More

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

You could always hire another attorney to attempt to withdraw your guilty plea or you could attempt to do it yourself. Look at criminal rules of procedure 35. It is very difficult to do with the high standard that applies in this situation. That is the reason you sign the paperwork and the judge... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: By law it’s say you have to be served a dvpo atleast 5 days before hearing

I was served with only 2 business days before the hearing from a out of state 1200 miles away so I couldn’t make it tried calling courts but never got through plus I never got a final judgment notification do I have a appeal case to get it dismissed since it wasn’t properly executed

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

You will likely need to hire a criminal defense or family law lawyer, depending on the specifics of your case. There is a type of motion that may be applicable, depending on how much time has passed and other facts specific to your case. But, as often, time is of the essence since some of your... View More

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Q: When Denver took over my Douglas County case that was to run concurrent with Denver, shouldn't it (Douglas County) have

ended when I successfully completed the Divert program and graduated from it in 02/23.

Shouldn't the Douglas case have also concluded?

I have since been arrested with a warrant for non compliance in the Douglas County case. But was never given any direction to follow up or... View More

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

There are a couple possibly explanations as to how you got into this situation. First, I'd recommend hiring an attorney to help navigate your situation because they should be able to help get you out of this situation better than trying to navigate it yourself.

First, it is possible...
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Q: Hello! I have a quick question, is it legal to own a sword in my home in Colorado Springs?

I know the open carry law says no, but I can't find any information about just owning it and displaying it in my home

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

Ownership of a sword in your home is not specifically prohibited by any current law in the Colorado Revised Statutes. However, since a sword can be construed as a weapon or even a deadly weapon, there may be other situations that make ownership or possession of such an item illegal based off your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Colorado on
Q: How can a judge revoke consent of surety for a charge a jury just acquitted me of and inc bond to 25k and send to jail?

Found not guilty on motor vehicle theft, guilty on obstruction of justice 2nd degree misdemeanor, guilty on criminal tresspass. Judge said I lied when I testified and because he can see more info than the jury he felt I was a danger to be free, even though I had bonded on these charges previously... View More

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answered on Dec 24, 2023

In your situation, where a judge revokes the consent of surety and increases bond despite an acquittal on some charges, it's important to understand the judge's discretion and the factors they may consider. Judges often have broad discretion in making decisions about bond and pretrial... View More

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