Archive for the Denver legal Category

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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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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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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June 7, 2012 Court of Appeals; Affirmative defense instructions

2012 COA 91. No. 09CA2681. People v. Taylor. Conspiracy to Distribute—Unlawful Search—Challenge for Cause—Entrapment Instruction—Affirmative Defense. Defendant appealed the judgment of conviction entered on a jury verdict finding him guilty of conspiracy to distribute a schedule II controlled substance. This judgment was affirmed, but the case is

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Court of Appeals summary for June 21, 2012 announced case: 2012 COA 99. No.10CA0651. People v. Arzabala.

2012 COA 99. No.10CA0651. People v. Arzabala. Vehicular Assault—Leaving the Scene of an Accident—Evidence—Double Jeopardy—Unit of Prosecution—Jury Instructions—Prosecutorial Misconduct—Testimony. Defendant appealed the judgment of conviction entered on jury verdicts finding him guilty of two counts of vehicular assault (reckless); two counts of leaving the scene of an

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USCIS publishes information about the new Deferred Action program

The USCIS is still generating the rules and process to apply for deferred action under the DREAM Act criteria; however, some new and important information is contained in their latest post.  This program is not currently in place, so you cannot apply until USCIS publishes rules on

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Court of Appeals eliminates primary issues for most DMV hearings

A division of the Court of Appeals decided  on July 5, 2012 in a 2-1 decision,that the primary issue in most DMV hearings for drivers accused of DUI was no longer an issue.  This is a major change in DUI law and legal challenges to license revocation.  Previously

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Court of Appeals Dec. 22, 2011

No. 08CA1884. People v. Marsh. Sexual Assault on a Child—Sexual Exploitation of a Child—Evidence—Internet Cache—Possession—Psychologist–Patient Privilege—Waiver—Continuance—Challenge for Cause—C.R.E. 404(a)—Relevance—Lay Opinion Testimony. Defendant appealed  jury verdicts finding him guilty of nine counts: three counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, two

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Colo. Ct. App. 10/28/10

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions October 28, 2010 The Court of Appeals summaries are written for the Colorado Bar Association by licensed attorneys Teresa Wilkins (Denver) and Paul Sachs (Steamboat Springs). Please note that the summaries of Opinions of the Colorado Court of Appeals are provided as

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