The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution includes a clause that protects individuals from being compelled to incriminate themselves in criminal matters. Similarly, the 1966 Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona established the so-called “Miranda rights” or “Miranda warning,” in which a person who is under arrest must be notified of their right to remain silent and right to consult with an attorney.
In this post, the Denver criminal defense lawyers at Wolf Law take a closer look at protections against self-incrimination and discuss when and why to invoke your right to remain silent.
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Denver criminal defense law firm Wolf Law is proud to announce that attorney Colleen Kelley is now a full partner.
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Misdemeanor charges are considered more serious than petty offenses, but less serious than felonies.
Although the penalties for misdemeanors can include jail time and extensive fines, many people assume that misdemeanor charges aren’t worth fighting and that they won’t lead to life-changing consequences. In this post, the Denver criminal defense lawyers at Wolf Law take a closer look at misdemeanors, explain why they should be taken seriously, and discuss the advantages of working with an experienced defense attorney.
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An arraignment is the court proceeding at which a judge formally presents the criminal charges against the accused and the accused enters a plea.
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Social media has become such a deeply ingrained part of our everyday lives that many people are unaware of the implications their behavior on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other popular platforms can produce should they face criminal charges.
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If you’re facing DUI charges in Colorado, time is of the essence to save your driving privileges and save yourself from potentially severe criminal penalties.
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Denver criminal defense attorney Colleen Kelley of Wolf Law will rejoin NARSOL in Action for its upcoming conference call on Thursday, Sept. 13. The call will be something of an encore of Ms. Kelley’s appearance last month, in which she discussed the sexual offender deregistration process. Continue reading “Wolf Law’s Kelley to Make Repeat Engagement on NARSOL Call”
Wolf Law is proud to announce that our own Colleen Kelley will be the special guest for a NARSOL in Action conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 15. NARSOL is the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws, an organization concerned with the post-conviction treatment of those convicted of sexual offenses. Continue reading “Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Kelley Special Guest for NARSOL in Action”
Reasonable suspicion and probable cause are two concepts that law enforcement employs when determining whether to detain someone for questioning, search for and seize evidence, or make an arrest.
The standards for reasonable suspicion and probable cause were established by the U.S. Supreme Court, and while these concepts share similarities, they are also distinguished by some key differences. Following, the Denver criminal defense attorneys at Wolf Law discuss when and how reasonable suspicion and probable cause may be applied. Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion?”
Civil protest is occurring with increasing frequency in Colorado and nationwide, prompting many to ask about the rights of protesters and free speech in general.
Is all speech protected? Where can I legally protest in Colorado? Can I get arrested for protesting? Continue reading “Your Rights When Participating in a Colorado Protest”