Joe Pickard’s Answers

Joe Pickard

Littleton Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Colorado Age of sexual consent, complicated issue

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joe Pickard
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you already anticipate a problem. I would follow your instincts, and find someone older.

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  2. I got in a hit & run. He got my plates & reported me. I have all his info. Should I call him & ask for a civil compromise?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jeffrey Larkin Wertz
    5. Joe Pickard
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Bad, bad, very bad idea. Call a general practitioner who practices both criminal and civil law, and he will lead you to an understanding of the interplay between the two fields of practice, and best advise you on your options.

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  3. Can I file petition to void a divorce agreement when we both agreed to change terms ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joe Pickard
    2. John H Barrett
    3. John Robert Kormanik
    4. April D Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    Lots of issues here. Main thing is what is provided in the original agreement. if all modifications are to be in writing, you may be at risk. I would attempt to have a writing signed by both of you providing for rents and the 50/50 split you say is the current understanding.

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  4. Can we sue a medical lab for lab error that indicated my wife was not pregnant when in fact she was?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Joe Pickard
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with much of the other responses/discussions. I am unaware of any science to support the conclusion that a sincgle night of a few glasses of wine would necessary be damaging to a fetus. You have a period of tiem to asses the situtation once the child is born--in Colorado it is two years in most cases. (The case cannot be brought later than this period) So, I would pray for a healthy child, and consider other legal options if such was warranted after the child showed signs of...

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  5. Does a signed Affidavit for car insurance mean that my friend will have to get a divorce?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Kathlyn Angela Laraway
    2. Joe Pickard
    3. Karl J Geil
    3 lawyer answers

    All pertinent facts must be considered. One affidavit does not require divorce. It might be simpler to correct the affidavit and pay the premium due.

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  6. How will an Adjournment Contemplating Dismissal appear on a criminal record?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Joe Pickard
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    This seems akin to our DJS (deferred judgment and sentence). if so, the arrest shows, but no disposition will show. In general, employment background checks are for felony convictions only. More serious back ground checks, as in for the CIA or FBI, will get EVERYTHING.

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  7. I have 2 counts of child abuse class 4 felony.is there anyway i can have that drop to a misdemeanor or dropp it all?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Nicholas Lubchenco
    3. Joe Pickard
    3 lawyer answers

    Your future really may depend upon your choices about this situtation. No one can answer your question specifically because each case is unique. Child abuse cases may require special knowledge to be properly defended. It sounds as if you agree that you did soemthing wrong. Before working out any plea deals with a DA, be sure to see a criminal defense attorney first.

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  8. What statute allows government workers (namely Child protective services) to interview my child without my consent or presence?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Joe Pickard
    2 lawyer answers

    They can interview without your permission. However, you can get copies of all their records, reports and other information under 19-3-107, and I would do so immediately. This statute does not have the ususal criminal investigation exception, so they must provide it. Many DHS departments fail to do this so you may need to get an attorney to assist you.

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  9. Can I move out at the age of 17?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Joe Pickard
    2 lawyer answers

    I have this discussion with 17 year olds every year. In Colorado, emancipation is a factual, and not really a legal, inquiry. Are you able to support yourself? If so, then you may well be on your way to emancipation. If not, start thinking about how to do so. Meanwhile, you may want to do what I did: consider home a nice place to live rent free while getting ready to move out later. . .

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  10. Should I file for sole custody?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Kathlyn Angela Laraway
    2. Karl J Geil
    3. Joe Pickard
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree generally with both of the other answers. Bottom line is that he can ultimately get parenting time anyway...

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