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Consecutive vs Concurrent Sentences for Criminal Law

When an accused individual is facing multiple criminal charges—whether they relate to a single incident or not—the judge imposing the sentences for these charges will choose between assigning a consecutive sentence or a concurrent sentence. The difference between these two designations is very important, because it determines the overall length of time, for example, that…
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How Much Does a DUI Cost?

In Colorado, A DUI conviction (or it’s cousin, a DWAI) can be quite costly. Between the court and attorney costs, penalties, class fess, and other expenses, the total dollar amount associated with a DUI can be exceptionally high. Some might say that this is for good reason—after all, drunk drivers were to blame for more…
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Marijuana Related Crashes are at an All Time High in Colorado

Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, automobile accidents in the state have risen sharply. Moreover, the amount of deaths resulting from crashes involving marijuana have also increased significantly. A recent study conducted by a government-subsidized social impact institution—The Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area—found that marijuana-related crashes in Colorado have increased more than 100%…
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Substance Abuse – The Rise of Opioids in Colorado

The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently reported that in 2017, opioid overdose deaths in Colorado totaled 578. This equates to roughly 10 deaths for every 100,000 residents, a number that is the highest recorded throughout Colorado history. Interestingly, the rate at which doctors have been prescribing these drugs to their patients has been falling…
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What is the Difference Between Civil Law and Criminal Law?

Civil and criminal law represent two distinctly different areas of law, and they each come with their own procedures and punishments. When considering the differences between civil vs. criminal law, it’s not always clear what separates them apart. In this article, we’ll be exploring just what it is that distinguishes an offense as being relegated…
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