Colorado Questions & Answers

Q: my mother has passed away from cancer.her&I signed a general POA with 2 witnesses but not notorized is it legal

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
A power of attorney expires upon death, so it is no longer valid.

Q: Can I apply for my son's n-600 application if he has an expired B1 Visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Maybe. More information is needed. Acquisition of citizenship for a child born abroad is tricky, especially in the case of a USC father and an illegitimate birth. You would do well to consult with an immigration attorney who can advise you based on all the details of the case.

Q: Is it a crime to tamper with a camera surveillance system by disconnecting several cameras in order to not be recorded.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
John Kenneth Joyner's answer
2nd degree criminal tampering is a class 2 misdemeanor in Colorado. The elements require a defendant:

- with intent,

- to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to any person,

- tampered with property of another

So, if you call the police, they may find probable cause. However, you may be more concerned about what they were trying to hide by cutting the security feed. Good luck.

Q: Is there a Colorado Statute allowing landlords to ask for proof of financial worthyness

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
These would be questions contained in a traditional rental application.

Q: i rescued an abandoned dog when the owner (brother in law) passed away and now 2 years later the daughter wants the dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Kristina M. Bergsten's answer
You could wait until she tries to sue you in court for the dog, then you would have to fight it out in court. But, since this is being raised as an estates issue, it might be best to contact and estate/probate attorney to help guide you.

Q: tenant refuses to pay this month's rent, now has more family move in. Can I call cops to take them out.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
You can evict the tenant for failure to pay rent and/or breach of the lease by allowing additional occupants. Either way, the first step is to post a legally sufficient Demand for Compliance or Possession. If you are unfamiliar with the process you may want to hire an attorney to help you, many attorneys handle evictions on a low flat fee.

Q: Is there a limit to how much a landlord may increase residential rent in the city of Denver, CO?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
There is no limit to the amount a Landlord may increase the rent. The tenant has the right to move.

Good luck!

Q: Can a landlord evict a tenant from a property which the tenant has never lived in? In Jefferson County CO.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
Seems like a very complicated factual situation. You should contact an attorney and ask for an in office or telephone consultation so that you can have a conversation about the facts and how a judge may apply the law.

Good luck!

Q: Will da drop dv 3rd degree assault if i offer to return to state of nh

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Brian K. McHugh's answer
With 99.999% certainty I can say the DA will not drop the charges if you agree to leave the state.

Q: In Colorado what is 18cr2885 or how do I find this charge

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Robert Gerald Werking's answer
Greetings:

18CR2885 is a case number. The 18 reflects the year filed (2018), the CR refers to a felony "criminal case" (misdemeanor cases use an "M"), and the 2885 reflects the actual case number (it actually means it would have been the 2885 felony filed in that jurisdiction).

Title 18 of the Colorado Revised Statutes is the criminal code. Individual sections then correspond with a criminal charge. The citation generally follows this example: C.R.S. Section 18-3-101....

Q: What is a ballpark fee for sealing a misdemeanor in Denver?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
John Kenneth Joyner's answer
Lawyers will generally charge an investigative fee to see if your case is even eligible to be sealed or expunged, and then have a separate fee for doing the actual sealing process.

If you want to try and do it yourself, there are filing fees, certified mailing expenses, and court fees. I think the filing fee is $224 for the initial petition. You should research CRS § 24-72-702 through 710 to see if you are even eligible for sealing.

Q: Can a criminal protective order against my son include me and his mom and prevent us from entering the house I own?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
John Kenneth Joyner's answer
The protective order restrains whoever it is being enforced against. The restrained party has the obligation to make sure they do not come in contact with the protected parties, whoever they may be. If the protective order includes no contact and/or requires whoever the restrained party is be a certain distance away from the protected parties, then it is the obligation of the person who is restrained to stay away from those who are protected. If you need this order modified, you can request...

Q: What is a ballpark fee for sealing a misdemeanor in Denver?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Russell Hebets' answer
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 judgment and sentence.

Q: Can someone other than the owner handle an eviction using a power of attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
Likely yes, assuming that the Power of Attorney is a General Power of Attorney or otherwise conveys the proper authority from the owner/landlord.

Q: If I submit an lease application and notify I’m no longer interested before completing application is deposit returned?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
It seems unlikely that the landlord would have a claim on your Sec Dep as no lease (contract) was created but merely contemplated.

Good Luck!

Q: My aunt gave my dog away, can I get her back?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Juliet Piccone's answer
There really is not enough information to answer this question properly. Does your aunt live in Colorado? Can you get her to tell you who she gave your dog to? Is your dog microchipped? Is she lying to you, i.e. did she in fact lose your dog or bring it to a shelter? You should investigate all those issues and consult with an experienced animal attorney because this is not a black and white answer.

Q: purchased rehoming dog for service dog training dog is lame now and was not disclosed of steel rod in leg can't use her

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Animal / Dog Law and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Juliet Piccone's answer
I'd suggest you repost your question with what it is you want to know and more facts. Was this an expensive dog from a breeder or a rescue? Or just a purchase from a private party/ non animal dealer? You probably need an actual consultation with an experienced animal attorney to figure out if you have any recourse.

Q: If I file for bankruptcy, do I choose which chapter to file myself?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You should determine which chapter, 7 it 13, after consultation with your bankruptcy lawyer on which your situation requires.

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