Colorado Criminal Law Blog

Fall DUI enforcement is the riskiest time to drive

DOT publishes arrest statistics for the entire year, and back in time several years. A brief look at the actual numbers shows the most arrests for impaired driving are right now; in Autumn, after Labor Day, during both the Fall Festival Enforcement, a 46 day time period,

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Expanded DACA will begin February 18 2015

USCIS to Begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on Feb. 18 01/30/2015 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on Feb. 18, 2015. That will be the first day to request DACA under therevised guidelines established as part of President Obama’s

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The lawyer’s most important work is before trial even begins:

From a study done by Judge Hoffman in Denver, over a decade ago, but still important now.  He analysed data provided by State Judicial, and found public defenders generally represented clients who received on average, three to five years more incarceration than those represented by private attorneys.

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Immigration changes 2014; DACA program expanded

The post below comes directly from USCIS in their weekly update on immigration affairs.  This program may only last until the next voting cycle, or be modified dramatically by legislative action.  The expansion of DACA and the permission to allow parents of permanent residents and citizens to

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Undocumented driver’s licenses; document requirements for immigrant licenses

DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR COLORADO DRIVER’S LICENSING FOR UNDOCUMENTED PERSONS IN COLORADO The Department of Revenue established two new rules concerning licensing for undocumented drivers in Colorado, and also published materials to help applicants provide the correct information.  The web site is not simple to navigate however.  There

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Undocumented licenses in Colorado; SB-251 fails applicants, lacking appointments

SB 251 was passed last year, and was given a delayed start date to accommodate the Department of Revenue. Despite this, the Department only opened five locations to actually process the thousands of undocumented residents of Colorado who are actively seeking the limited drivers’ licenses authorized by

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Updated information on Colorado Driver’s Licenses for undocumented persons

COLORADO ROAD AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT DOCUMENTS The following documents must be obtained before making an appointment with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and pertain to those individuals who are unable to demonstrate a lawful presence in the U.S. ITIN NUMBERS – All applicants must have

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How to begin an attorney-client relationship by the Arizona Bar

How to Talk to Your Lawyer Welcome Candid and timely communication between you and your lawyer is essential for effective representation and can be crucial to the successful outcome of your legal matter. This information is designed to help you better understand the process of working with a

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DACA Renewal Guidelines; USCIS provides forms and guidance for DACA Renewal

The USCIS has now published its guidelines for deferred action renewals; the most important part is the timing of such renewals, which will be complicated by the approximately 550,000 eligible DACA recipients that must renew every two years. DACA Renewal Eligibility: You may request a renewal if

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CO Driver’s license for undocumented immigrants

The Colorado legislature passed a measure to approve driver’s licenses for undocumented residents: but not until August 1, 2014. Licensing for undocumented individuals in Colorado after 8/1/2014 Highlights: After August 1, 2014, you no longer need to prove legal residency as an immigrant in this state to obtain

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