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COVID-19 Office Update

As our community, country and world work together to limit the spread of the virus, we know that your legal needs do not stop. While the governor issued a statewide stay-at-home order, we are continuing to work tirelessly on your behalf. Our team of attorneys can continue to work to keep you safe and to protect your rights while working remotely.

This is an unprecedented moment for all of us. We're remaining flexible as we fight to preserve your right to a speedy trial. Our team will continue to file motions to get our clients released from the Boulder County Jail and from custody wherever they may be held in Colorado.

Incarceration in Colorado during a pandemic

A few weeks have passed since social distancing went from an obscure reference to the parlance of our times. Pre-pandemic, the idea of maintaining a significant distance from anyone or everyone seemed unnatural and standoffish.

Fast forward a microscopic span of time. Social distancing now is a matter of health versus illness. Gathering in groups numbering more than ten could represent the dividing line between life and death.

Colorado Cannabis Businesses Fighting for Legitimacy

Year after year, state after state, the growing movement to legalize cannabis continues. Booming business opportunities see entrepreneurs legally selling their products, enjoying ever-expanding profits.

Yet, obstacles continue. Federal laws still ban any form of use. Legitimacy in financial transactions between buyers and sellers has a long way to go.

Federal drug crimes carry greater consequences than state charges

Drug crimes may fall under the jurisdiction of the state or federal courts, depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. In some situations, both state and federal courts may prosecute the case at different times.

If you face drug charges, it is critical to understand what factors determine who will handle your case, as well as potential penalties you may face.

The trend of marijuana legalization continues

As the new year dawned, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Following enactment, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pardoned more than 11,000 state residents previously convicted of low-level marijuana offenses.

2020 saw the Prairie State joining Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia to legalize recreational marijuana.

What should you know about the new Title IX sexual assault rules?

The Department of Education is finalizing a new set of rules for Title IX concerns. When released, they could have a huge impact on students accused of sexual assault at the University of Colorado and other public schools.

According to The Washington Post, Title IX requires schools to investigate and act on reports of sexual misconduct. But the standards for Title IX investigations are different than for criminal trials. Under the old rules, students accused of misconduct often had limited rights, even though their cases could result in serious consequences. The new rules focus more on due process.

Can I really Smoke Pot on Probation With a Medical Card?

Years after legalization, Colorado is still working out some of the kinks with medical marijuana. A recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling clarified a 2015 law that allows the state's 80,000+ registered medical marijuana users to continue to medicate while serving a sentence to probation unless prohibiting continued use is necessary and appropriate to accomplish the goals of the being sentenced to probation in the first place.

Why you should think twice before paying a traffic ticket

Nearly everyone exceeds the speed limit at some point. It's easy to press on the accelerator and go with the speed of traffic. Or to take your eye off the speedometer as you cruise along a twisty mountain road. But things change dramatically if an officer says your driving was careless or reckless.

Of course, each speeding ticket comes with a fine, and that tends to go up with the speedometer reading. However, other costs are less obvious. Some may surprise you, and they all get worse when you're faced with Class 1 or Class 2 misdemeanor charges.

Could young adults soon be charged and tried as juveniles?

Are university students adults? Or are they children? In the eyes of the law, college and university students are nearly all adults. With few exceptions, they're 18 years old or older, and that means they share all the same legal rights and responsibilities as their parents and other adults.

However, a new bill in the Colorado House of Representatives could challenge that fact. As CBS Denver reports, lawmakers have put forth a new bill that would allow young adults to be charged for some crimes as juveniles.

What are the hazing laws in Colorado?

Fraternities and sororities have a lot going for them. They provide an instant social network. Members can typically lean on each other for academic support.

There are community service opportunities, leadership opportunities and promises of future professional networking. There are also parties which can lead to allegations of hazing.

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