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”
Driving under the influence (DUI) refers to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol or other drugs.
DUI charges and related driving while ability impaired (DWAI) charges are serious, and they can have life-changing impacts. The Denver DUI defense attorneys at Wolf Law have managed hundreds of DUI cases, and here we share answers to some commonly asked questions about DUIs. Continue reading “Common Questions about Colorado DUI Charges”
In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote:
“‘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!’”
If he only knew what the Colorado State Patrol was up to today. Continue reading “No Red-Letter Day for CSP: DUI Proposal is ‘Purposely Hurtful’”
Colorado is among a handful of states with mandatory arrest policies for domestic violence.
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.
This is where things get complicated… Continue reading “Domestic Violence and Mandatory Arrests in Colorado”
Criminal charges can impact an entire family and its future. In the event your significant other is accused of a crime, you can take steps to mitigate family disruptions and offer constructive support. Continue reading “What to Do if a Loved One Faces Criminal Charges in Colorado”
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”
People have tried some creative methods to beat the Breathalyzer, and most have failed. Continue reading “Don’t Even Try to Beat the Breathalyzer this St. Patrick’s Day”
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?”
Domestic violence and abuse happens more often than you may think. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute in the U.S. Every day, domestic violence hotlines answer 20,000 calls from around the country. This adds up to at least 10 million men and women suffering domestic abuse each year; many more incidents go unreported.
It can be difficult to see the signs of domestic violence. Since education and awareness are instrumental in preventing domestic violence, we’ve compiled a list of domestic violence indicators. Continue reading “Signs of Domestic Violence”