Colorado Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: I'm 12 years old got a disorderly conduct ticket and first time ever in trouble can't afford a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017
Brian Lehman's answer
In a criminal matter, you will be given a lawyer if you can't afford one. My best advice: Don't talk to anyone, particularly the police or prosecutor, without a lawyer. Whenever in court, say, I want a lawyer. And then talk with that person.

Q: US DOL granted former employer 3M credit for which she did not qualify. How is that being honored?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
I am not sure how the US Dept. of Labor is related to landlord tenant issues. Are you asking how a person who allegedly has an uninhabitable apartment for lease can also receive a federal grant? If so, a US DOL grant is not related to civil landlord-tenant disputes; some criminal charges can impact grants. You will need to contact a lawyer directly if you have a landlord problem.

Q: How can I take care of an out of state warrant if I do not have the means to get to that state?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 2, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
There are few hardship exceptions for skipping a criminal charge. The most common approach for people who have out-of-state legal matters is to hire a lawyer in the original state (note: any jail time will still need to occur in the original state). It would be wise to attend because an active warrant (whether a felony or misdemeanor) can impact multiple aspects of your life (including arrest, revocation of license, termination from work, etc.).

Q: May a municipal judge amend judgement due to clerical error after 40 days

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 22, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
It depends. Minor errors can be correct. If there is a significant error or modification due process issues can become an issue. Contact a lawyer for specific advice.

Q: If a city requires you to purchase a building permit, but yet doesn't do any inspections on work completed liable in any

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 22, 2015
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Some permits do not require inspections. Even for those that do, most inspections are rather cursory...

Q: Is a city required to make all ordiances, specify building ordiances that differ from IBC building code

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 22, 2015
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
All cities and municipalities have ordinances and codes available for free via the web and usually a written form at city offices. There is not duty on cities (or state/federal legislators) to disclose when local rules differ from a standard national/international model.

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