I don't think ethically we can respond to this by giving you an exact amount. Sorry. However, most lawyers, myself included, offer free consultations, in which, we can assess your case and give you a fair and honest dollar amount/retainer. It's not that we're "hiding the ball," but we're are constrained by the Colorado Supreme Court, in that a "cookie cutter" approach to pricing your case requires more than the information you submitted. Understand? Good luck, John
just tell the truth; you were sober (no conviction) so no threat to the public and you were denied a job (how it negatively effects your life) should be a slam dunk; I won this where there WAS a drug conviction but the Court felt enough was enough and to go ahead and seal it so she could get a decent job. Good luck, john
Crimes require both the "actus reus," the physical act, and the "mens rea," the culpable mental state. It sounds like to me that your intentions weren't criminal. So, fight it! If you truly were just covering up tags--because as we know, tags invite more tags--then I'd say you're innocent. But, you'll have to probably set it for trial and prove it to a jury. Good luck, John
I've had this happen before. Be careful what your CPA tells you! Yes, you may be the custodial parent and thus entitled to claim her every year but that's NOT what the Court mandated, right? So, yes, you will be in contempt for claiming her every year. Suggestion: file a motion and go back to Court to correct this. You're entitled to claiming her every year, but, maybe, the Separation Agreement didn't account for this or was poorly constructed. However, this can be remedied with the right...
I understand your frustration; but MMJ is still illegal in the eyes of the court. I'm sure that you can get a pass this one time for a probation violation, but you can't use again. I believe you that you're a real user, but again, the court still considers marijuana substance abuse, which probation can test for and regulate. John
General rule of thumb is that you DON'T talk. If the police have some evidence that a crime was committed and you maybe involved then the DA can always charge you. Talking only makes things worse. However, if you feel that talking may help, bring a lawyer with you, who can help protect your 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Good luck, John
If you're pro se, you can order your discovery by yourself. If you're represented by the PD, you'll need to schedule an appointment to discuss your discovery. If you hire private counsel, you'll need him or her to order your discovery, pay for it and then discuss it. Good luck, John
I understand your confusion; what happens is the D&N is officially closed, meaning that the parties successfully completed DHS' Treatment Plan and can go on with their lives without social service's involvement. Any new modifications regarding your Parenting Plan, now, need to be addressed in the 02JV*** case. It's kind of like a bifurcated deal where the 02JV*** is put on hold to deal with the D&N and then once that's addressed the new case is closed and the old case is put back on the burner,...