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Christopher Daniel Leroi

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  • Can the judge change a plea bargain deal after sentencing ? What options does he have now?

    a relative of mine started work release and he was given 90 days in work release. After he took this deal and during court he was told that because of 32 days served in jail and goodtime that he would get out in 33 days. 3 days before he was to be...

    Christopher’s Answer

    It sounds like your relative was represented by an attorney or at least should have been represented by a Public Defender at the time of the plea agreement and throughout sentencing. These questions really should be addressed to that attorney. It is a complicated question that is very fact dependent.

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  • Do females go to a regular jail cell or halfway house for DUI sentencing in Jefferson County CO?

    I recently took a guilty plea for DUI. It is my second in 5 years. When talking and going over everything with the DA I asked him how the booking working worked and where I would go. This is in jefferson county. He said I would stand in front of t...

    Christopher’s Answer

    There is a female pod in the Jefferson County jail, just as there is in Denver County, Arapahoe County, Adams County, Douglas County, and all of the 67 counties in Colorado. However, if the DA told you that you would be going to a halfway house and stipulated to that type of a sentence (more of a work release facility), there is no reason to distrust the DA unless you felt that he was truly a novice and didn't know what he was talking about. Understand that true "halfway houses" are for people getting out of PRISON after serving sentences in DOC for felonies. So, something is getting lost in translation.

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  • What do I have to legally disclose on a job application/interview if my records are sealed?

    In 2002 I was charged with felony forgery & theft. I took a 3 year deferred sentence in the case and had charges dismissed after completing those 3 years. Although there are no convictions on my record, arrest records and court information obvious...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Perfect, textbook answer by my colleague, Mr. McHugh. He is correct that once a case is sealed, it is like it never existed and you can deny having prior criminal charges. The information always remains open to judges, DAs, and law enforcement, but not to the general public (and most security agencies).

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  • I need to obtain records related to my case. I was charged with violation of Arvada City Statutes 22-173(B)(4) & (A)(1) and (B)(

    These violoations are Operate Massage Parlor W/O License, within 750ft of school &W/I Residence. Where can I find these statutes? I obtained Police Incident Report but I am still trying to obtain the audio recording and the phone number and addre...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You need to request the discovery (police and witness reports) from the Arvada City Attorney. This is a municipal case prosecuted by the local city attorney and isn't a state case prosecuted by a DA's Office. You don't need to wait to hire an attorney. It is much easier finding one here on Avvo first and then letting them do their job and obtain the discovery for you. We never recommend that our clients obtain their own discovery.

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  • I just found out I have a warrant for Aggrav Motor Veh Theft falsely by a women who let me use her car. What should I do?

    Foster mom FM for a home for girls went on vacation in 8/2014; I was covering. She gave me her car keys & authorized use of it. Partway through the leave the Director of the Parent Co came to relieve me because I suffer from PTSD & CFS & needed r...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Mr. McHugh is EXACTLY correct. Nothing can be done without the services of an excellent criminal defense attorney. Mr. McHugh is one such attorney - having spent 23 years as a DA and the last several years concentrating on criminal defense. He is widely respected by judges, DAs, and defense attorneys alike. I would arrange a free initial consultation with him and see if it is a good match and whether he would agree to take on your case. You want the best and he is the best.

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  • Is it possible to plea down and not obtain an interlock for blowing .176, just over the max B.A.C of .17?

    This is my first offense ever. I was cited when I drove only 2 blocks from where I was parked. My girlfriends mother in law called to remind her to come pick up her pup from her house since her husband forgot. I turned around on an empty trafficke...

    Christopher’s Answer

    It is possible. I do know an attorney that I have had cases with and against in Aspen (close to you) that I have all of the respect in the world for. His name is Jeffrey Wertz and you can find him on Avvo here.

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  • How do I go about knowing whether or not I am able to drive until my hearing date?

    I was cited my very first DUI last night 3/13 and do not have a hearing date until 4/23/15. I am not exactly sure what all entails on a suspended Colorado license, but I need to know whether or not I am legally able to at least drive to work or no...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you took a breath test or a blood test, the arresting officer should have given you a paper indicating that you had 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV, which is separate from your court date in April. If your BAC was over .08 and you don't request a hearing, then your license will be suspended after that 10 days is up. If you request a hearing, you will have your license until that hearing date. If you refused all testing, your license is automatically suspended for one year. We would need to know more facts and you need to hire a good criminal defense attorney like Jeff Wertz in nearby Aspen.

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  • How do I get my ex boyfriend off the car tittle that is in both of our names? Plus he is incarcerated.

    We were together for 8 years. We bought the car in Las Vegas, Nevada and we both sighned on the tittle.

    Christopher’s Answer

    The only way is either to have him provide you with a financial power of attorney to allow you to sign his name transferring the car title to solely you or getting him the car title in prison for him to sign. Those are the only two options that I can see.

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  • Reading of personal diary read by coworker, with pictures taken, and set up by another employee. Do I have any rights?

    My personal journal was at my desk and somehow it was brought out, read and pictures taken of pages, and spread around work. I also was subject to a rumor, that was used to set me up against other another prior employee. I have had my name and rep...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I would set up an initial consultation with Mr. Hopkins. He is one of only a few or a dozen attorneys who are competent in this area of the law and truly know what they are doing. As a former judge, I saw attorneys botch up these cases constantly. You want a true professional that you can rely on. In the future, it is NEVER a good idea to keep things of a personal nature at work. However, they did invade your privacy and then engage in outrageous behavior to cause you emotional distress. Be prepared to talk with Mr. Hopkins about damages, because the amount and extent of damages is always an issue for the judge and the jury.

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  • I need an attorney who is GREAT with getting driver license back... and I have a current court case... Know a lawyer for me??

    I have had suspended license in the past but it was for not carrying insurance... but recently, it's been HORRIBLE.. past 2 years. License was suspended March 2014

    Christopher’s Answer

    Ms. Toney has provided you with excellent advice as always. The expert in all thing DMV-related and DL-related is Rhidian Orr, who focuses his practice on DMV issues and is in Lakewood practically daily. All of us - even people like Ms. Toney and myself with decades of experience - refer people to Rhidian Orr, who can be found here on Avvo. You want the best and he is the best regarding administrative matters with the CO DMV.

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