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Andrew John Contiguglia

Denver Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I cannot afford a lawyer for my husband facing first degree murder. How and where can I go or do to find someone pro bono ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Andrew John Contiguglia
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    5. James Fulton Stanley III
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    That seems odd to me that the PD would just bail on a case like that. If your husband is still in custody, he is still indigent and must be represented by the PD. Did you bond him out? Typically 1st degree murder suspects are held without bond. If he did bond out, it would have been incredibly expensive. If he is out, and you can't afford an attorney, reapply for the PD. if you don't qualify you have two choices: break out the rainy day fund, or have your husband pull his bond and go back into...

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  2. In my personal injury case settlement process, the ins. Adjuster wants me to notarize a release of all claims form first, before

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Merry Melinda Fountain
    2. Andrew John Contiguglia
    3. Randy William Ferguson
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    10 lawyer answers

    It is standard procedure for a insurance carrier to require your signature on a release before it issues you a settlement check. Never in my practice has an insurance carrier sent money first and a release second. I would be cautious settling your case without an attorney consultation. I've had many clients who came to our firm after an insurance company offered them a low settlement and had regretted the resolution because their claim was worth more than they settled for. An experienced PI...

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  3. I have negatives of Marilyn Monroe, never released. What are my legal option for financial gain.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erach Farrokh Screwvala
    2. Andrew John Contiguglia
    3. Neil Pedersen
    4. Jonathan H Levy
    5. David Andrew Mallen
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    You will have to address two issues: who owns the copyright to the negatives, and the right of publicity to Marilyn Monroe. You should get a valid assignment of the photos and register them with the copyright office if they haven't been already. Then, contact Marilyn's representative and work out a deal.

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  4. Can I own a firearm on a felony deferred sentence?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew John Contiguglia
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. James A Reed
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot possess a firearm or an illegal weapon while on a deferred judgment for a felony. For the purposes of the gun possession laws, a deferred judgment is a conviction. You can also be charged with a new crime of "possession of a weapon by a previous offender" on top of getting your DJ revoked. Be patient, keep your nose clean, jump through your hoops and succeed in completion of the DJS. No reason to rush this...

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  5. Can your car be searched on the grounds of probable cause because an officer claims to smell marijuana (Jan 2013)?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew John Contiguglia
    2. Nicholas Lubchenco
    3. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    4. Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.
    5. Keith G Langer
    5 lawyer answers

    Arguably, the smell of alcohol or marijuana on its own does not create probable cause ("PC") for a search. When the courts evaluate whether a police officer had PC for a search, the look at the totality of the circumstances. That means, everything the officer knew at the time he searched will come into play for the court to evaluate whether PC existed. Now, I appreciate the information your son has given you. However, I suspect highly the police officer will have a different recollection of...

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  6. I am a 20 year old male who had sex with a 17 year old male. After sex I have discovered that he is indeed not 17, but is 14

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew John Contiguglia
    2. Danyel S. Joffe
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    First, you should understand that although he lied about his age, and you thought he was 17 doesn't make a difference. Because he was under 15, that makes it a crime, period. It's strict liability in Colorado. No knowledge or age difference is required. Second, get a lawyer if any investigation starts up. Do not speak to any law enforcement about this without a lawyer at your side. Don't fall for any promises made by them either. You have no obligation to turn yourself in or talk to the...

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  7. I'm 19. Could I legally engage in oral sex with a girl who is 15 (and about to turn 16)?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Andrew John Contiguglia
    3. Rebecca Mccormick Pepin
    4. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4 lawyer answers

    And don't think by any means if you exchange sexy text messages with one another, or engage in any form of setting, that you're safe because you haven't actually touched one another, that conduct is sexual exploitation of a minor, which is also a felony. Similarly, don't think you two can sit on the couch and watch one another pleasure yourselves, because that conduct is classified under the sexual contact provisions of the law. Bottom line is this: a 15 year old cannot consent to sexual...

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  8. I like to make Pot Cookies for my friends. If they have an adverse reaction what kind o f legal problems could I run into.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew John Contiguglia
    2. Philip Douglas Cave
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Christine C McCall
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    It's not legal yet! That law is not expected to go into effect until later next year. I would be cautious in your culinary dealings until that law is signed by the Governor and all the kinks have been worked out of it. Trust me, there's a long way to go. Until then, it will still be illegal. Furthermore, if you give your friends pot brownies without their knowledge, that is called poisoning, and it is a felony in Colorado. Just recently, a group of students at CU brought pot brownies to a...

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  9. Would you agree that nothing criminal has occurred.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew John Contiguglia
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Andrew M. Leone
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    What happens between consenting adults stays between consenting adults. However, his perception of events and your perception of events will likely be different. The crux is whether this person consented to your actions. Based on your comments, it sounds like he did. However, his recollection could be very incriminating. It's a he said, you said scenario. Your work issue is going to boil down to how your employer deals with fraternizing with clients and potential clients. Tread here...

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  10. I have a new General Construction corporation and When I apply for a company cedit card they ask for my social security NumbeR.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Andrew John Contiguglia
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4. John P Corrigan
    4 lawyer answers

    It's very common for banks to seek a personal guarantee from the owners of businesses. Banks are interested in one thing: making money. This means when they loan it out, they want to assure they get paid back. The only way you will be able to get past that requirement is to establish a solid business plan, and show some liquidity in the business. A bank wants to know where they can get their money back if you default. Once a company has several years of solid performance under the belt, banks...

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