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November 2017 Archives

A legitimate search-and-seizure query in many criminal law cases

Many news followers in Colorado and nationally are regularly bombarded with articles featuring all manner of story lines. Given the sheer number and diversity of competing news bits, it is course quite often the case that readers quickly scan over some stories with little or no regard for their details or potentially deeper meaning.

Would you support “scarlet letter” plates for DUI offenders?

Earlier this month, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) sparked a debate when it created a twitter poll asking Coloradans whether they thought DUI offenders should be forced to put special “scarlet letter” license plates on their cars.

Think you can't be charged with a DUI if your BAC is below .08?

Under Colorado law, driving under the influence (DUI) charges usually fall into one of two categories: DUI and DUI per se. What many people don't realize is that there are some very really differences between these two types of DUIs -- particularly when it comes to a driver's blood-alcohol-content (BAC) level.

Twelve-year-old sues Jeff Sessions to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being sued by a 12-year-old Colorado girl who is seeking to legalize medical marijuana across the United States. As reported by ABC News, the lawsuit was filed in the Southern District of New York and includes other plaintiffs such as former NFL player Marvin Washington.

CSP query: Should we try to shame convicted DUI motorists?

It is not immediately clear whether the Colorado State Patrol was serious or not, but it's certainly no joke that the CSP recently sought public input regarding the shaming of motorists convicted of drunk driving in the state.