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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
If you do not intend on hiring an attorney, the district attorney may discuss the matter with you. If you let the district know that you are hiring an attorney, the district attorney ethically should not speak with you regarding the matter.
I was served by my child’s father after one of his visits he gave me a citation to show cause with out a “return of service” does this make it an improper serving? If it pertains to the old court order does it make it invalid?
The COlorado Rules of Service say that any person 18 years or older and not a party to the case can make service. If this is an ongoing litigation, he may be able to serve you through the courts by mail. This sounds like a contempt citation, which means you should seek an attorney as soon as...Read more »
My ex-girlfriend showed up to my apartment uninvited requesting to retrieve the remainder of her items. I allowed her in and she ended up staying a while. I had fallen asleep and when I woke up, my ex and my cat were both gone. I had adopted the cat after we broke up and have documentation that I... Read more »
Yes you can still sue her for replevin. I’d also add claims for civil theft (possibility of being awarded attorney fees and triple damages), and also a claim for conversion which has a different mental state requirement than civil theft. The key is getting a show cause hearing set.
You are not the first person to be confused by the inmate phone system. First off, the inmate must call you. You cannot call the inmate. Calls are not free so payment must be arranged for the inmate to call you.
If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT then they have the freedom...Read more »
Ok so this was a domestic violence case in Colorado. I was never arrested or charged with any crime .This has all been civil .And the civil order of protection was dismissed by the judge.So I assumed I could then contact my ex girl friend. Then a da investigator says pending charges are under... Read more »
Good day. Sorry you have this confusion but also not sure what you are asking. It sounds like the court and sheriff have already told you there is no criminal or civil protection order prohibiting contact.
However, you say that they also informed you, which seems accurate, that if you...Read more »
The broker stopped after the deposit and took $19000 off the top in Feb 2021and stopped working on my behalf, had to go to another dealer for help or to his boss , who is who I dealt with, but there is Money issues that I didn't get credit for said they would sell home if payment wasn't... Read more »
You are buying a modular or manufactured home in Colorado. The law covering this purchase is a combination of contract law for the sale of goods and real estate law. Your purchase should have come with a sales agreement that clearly states the sales price and the delivery date. Even a statement...Read more »
I am currently in a custody case with 3 individuals. Me, the Father, and his sister/intervener (sister has guardianship) we just went through a Child family investigation and the CFI recommended that the guardianship is no longer in the best interest of my son and that my son should be returned to... Read more »
A CFI Report not not pertain to "justice" but rather the best interests of the children. Generally prosecutors are not interested in pursuing issues that arise in civil matters. However if you believe that someone behaved inappropriately in the civil case, you can raise that issue in the civil case.
This is a general answer to your question and not specific to your jurisdiction. However, drug possession is drug possession. It doesn't require one to use the drugs. Intent to distribute is generally based on the amount of drugs a person is possessing. If you have a pound of meth, and you...Read more »
Controlling and verbally abusive. I left him but neither one of us ever filed for divorce. In the midst of me leaving he stole $6000 from me. I have since moved back to TX and was just informed that he has remarried and confirmed it via records search in El Paso county. Can he be married to both of... Read more »
The legal standard for a restriction on parenting time is endangerment. The best way to establish endangerment is with a Department of Human Services investigation. If you believe that the child is being abused or neglected, you can make a report to the Department of Human Services.
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