A Closer Look at Colorado’s Felony DUI Law

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”

Resources for Convicted Felons in Denver

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”

Employment Laws for Convicted Felons

Reintegrating into society after a felony conviction isn’t any easy task. There are many people, friends and strangers alike, who will assume that you will always be the person you were when you committed the initial crime. The truth is, time can change a lot about a person.

Many who have been charged with a felony serve their time and, in the process, work to make themselves a better person. Oftentimes, prisons will offer programs where inmates can earn an associate’s degree or certification designed to help them launch into a new career. Sadly, many former felons finish their sentence and start applying to jobs only to discover that, despite having adequate education and experience, nobody will hire them. Continue reading “Employment Laws for Convicted Felons”