Last year, Colorado lawmakers tightened their grip on habitual drunk driving. A new law, which took effect in August 2017, requires anyone convicted of a felony DUI to spend time behind bars.
This new regulation follows the on the heels of a 2015 law that made a fourth DUI offense and any subsequent DUI offenses a felony. The most recent change was intended in part to close some loopholes associated with the 2015 law, but critics of the updated felony DUI law argue that mandatory incarceration for drunk drivers could disrupt rehabilitation for individuals with genuine drinking problems. Continue reading “A Closer Look at Colorado’s Felony DUI Law”→
“‘What do we talk of marks and brands, whether on the bodice of her gown, or the flesh of her forehead?’ cried another female, the ugliest as well as the most pitiless of these self-constituted judges. ‘This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die. Is there no law for it? Truly there is, both in the Scripture and the statute-book. Then let the magistrates, who have made it of no effect, thank themselves if their own wives and daughters go astray!’”
In most states, police officers are empowered to evaluate an incident before making an arrest. In Colorado, the mandatory arrest policy means an officer has to make an arrest if he or she has probable cause to believe a crime involving domestic violence was committed.
Felonies are crimes of “high seriousness” and typically involve periods of incarceration and punitive fines. Criminal offenders often find adjusting to life after a felony conviction unhospitable and challenging. Even with efforts to improve job training and personal circumstances, Colorado felons regularly find themselves with few options and limited resources.
Felony charges carry far-reaching consequences that impact a person’s ability to acquire the most basic needs: housing, employment, and community support. If you or someone you know is struggling to find work, safe housing, or specialty assistance such as drug rehabilitation, counseling, or psychiatric services, the sources below may help.
NOTE: If you need assistance with housing, jobs or other support services, please contact the agency listed below directly. Wolf Law does not provide these services, and our law firm does not have a relationship with these organizations. The following is intended as an informational resource.Continue reading “Resources for Convicted Felons in Denver”→
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado in 2014, producers and dispensaries have been getting creative with new ways to consume cannabis. Nowadays, you can get cannabis flowers, vape juice, topical creams and more. But perhaps more popular than any of these are edibles. Continue reading “Marijuana Edible Safety”→
Being questioned about or charged with a crime can leave you scared, confused about your rights, and wondering where to turn. The first and most important step you can take is to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights and guide you through the legal process. Continue reading “You’re Facing Criminal Charges: Now What?”→