Good day, The short answer is "it depends, more info is needed."
The longer answer: If this is a Colorado case, every felony and misdemeanor in Colorado has a different presumptive range of what you can be sentenced to. However, in general, the maximum years you can be...Read more »
The law in effect at the time of your alleged crime. There may - however - be an argument that if the law changed and is now more lenient - you should fall under the revised law. This issue is very fact-specific. Best H
You can file an action for allocation of parental responsibilities assuming the child lives in Colorado. Other states may have different name for a similar custody case. The court will establish a parenting time schedule for you. You should get a lawyer for this.
Am I liable if he shoots someone by accident? He is "mostly" blind. We have tried to take them away, but it is on his person. We took several away and had the long conversation about why it is a bad idea, but he insists he must have it for safety. My wife and I manage his care and will... Read more »
A Colorado elder law attorney could probably answer your question better than a personal injury attorney. You could reach out to one and discuss your role in the person's life. In addition to your liability which you ask about, you could discuss other serious issues here. If he is "mostly...Read more »
It can be helpful to the defense to delay. First, people cool down. Right when things happen the victim is often out for blood. Like anyone else, they cool off and move on to new business as time passes. A prosecutor is much more likely to give the defendant a break, if the victim isn't...Read more »
Found an outstanding warrant for me in FL. He threatened to arrest me if we returned to the property. This left us homeless, immediately, literally, and we lost most of our possessions that were left after moving due to COVID. We are now destitute. Was this legal for this officer to do this to me?
I am very sorry for your situation but the short answer is yes - if the question is can the officer ran a criminal history on someone he legally contacts. If the warrant was out of state and a felony - he most likely would have arrested you and held you for extradition. Most often - when the...Read more »
This weekend was his visitation and he decided to keep my daughters when we have a custody agreement in place, i was not notified of anything until i contacted him waiting for my daughters to show at the arranged spot and he waited 45 min or more to message me after i texted and sent message over... Read more »
in 2002 i was charged in colorado for possession/knowledge of possession of explosives/incendiary device, but the definition section of that law discredits the materials my roommate had (materials used to reload ammunition, and or black powder muskets) my public defenders failed me and mislead me... Read more »
I feel there was no reasonable cause for an arrest to be made. The statements were false and I did not bother anyone in the building. The charges were dissmised in the interest of Justice. I am wondering if I have a potential case to sue for damages, economic losses, and non economic losses?
Deferred Judgments and Sentence agreements are for exact periods of time. They are like contracts - the length of which all parties must agree. If you are seeking early termination of a DJ and S - the prosecuting attorney and the judge on the case must all agree to the change in the length of the...Read more »
If the question is pursuant to Colorado law - the answer is yes. A 16 year old and a 19 year old can have consensual sex. Trying not to be an old fogie - but having said that - There are many other issues the law does not address - it might be something you want to carefully consider first for...Read more »
So my sister is 17 and we’ve been fighting a lot. I’m 20 and she tells me if I get into a physical altercation with her she’ll press charges. We live in the same house but the address on my ID is different. Can I get into trouble for physically fighting with her? I also have a daughter so if... Read more »
Private invest results show suspect to have ended his last three marriages with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, establishing a modus operandi of using his past wives to bankroll personal improvements in his education, motorcycles, houses...all ending in... Read more »
He’s on probation for 10 more days his po wont call me back he’s complied with all requests but he’s sneaking out at night he’s getting into trouble with me and I fear he’s only going to get worse. My brother is here from WV and we would all like him to go with him and I need to know how... Read more »
My son received a MIP offense for alcohol 2 weeks prior to his 21st Bday. He was inside his residence (rented condo). The police arrived because of a noise complaint. He has no prior offenses, clean driving record, etc. Due to appear in Superior CO court - what is the expected penalty for 1st... Read more »
The very likely offer would be a dismissal after he completed some condition (alcohol class, community service, etc.). If you don't receive that offer without an attorney, then you should consider hiring one, otherwise an attorney shouldn't be necessary.
A neighbor of mine wants to move in with her boyfriend, he is a registered sex offender in Colorado. With past charges of sex crimes against minors Does he have to notify the sex offender registry that there will be a minor in his home. Also they are getting ready to have a baby together is he... Read more »
That's more a question for a criminal law attorney. Sex offender registry requirements are not part of family law. But, any concerns you have about the safety of the child should be raised with DHS or his Probation officer if you can find that contact.
I happened to swerve my car so that I could avoid accident that I crossed the median and hit another oncoming car. I have been held liable and the police was told that I was driving on the wrong side of the road when this happened,which wasn't true. I am seeking legal advice
Hire a lawyer. I don’t practice criminal defense. But I have some experience in that area. You need to get a lawyer and quit posting about your case in public arenas, like this. If you cannot afford a lawyer, apply for a public defender. You need a lawyer asap.
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