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Mark Patchin Miller

Denver Administrative Law Lawyer.

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  1. If you parked your car on snow and the snow melted and your car then hit another parked car do you have to report it?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.
    2. Mark Patchin Miller
    3. Antonios Kalogerakos
    4. Sean Michael Patrick
    5. Matthew C Simon
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You should report the accident if there is damage to the other vehicle. Likewise, if there is damage you hopefully left a note with your contact information on the other vehicle. If there is no visible damage then no it doesn't need to be reported, but to be on the safe sie if you have a "smart" phone you should take pictures although you may not be able to photo the other vehicle now. And to prevent being charged with leaving the scene of an accident ideally you left a note with your...

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  2. Is there a legal patient/nurse ratio in Colorado?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Mark Patchin Miller
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    If you don't get a response from the source mentioned in Mr. Leroi's response you could, without divulging your identity, contact the Board of Nursing Home Administrators and inquire of them whether there is a required patient/nurse ratio. Obviously if you file a formal report/complaint against the facility or assist a patient in filing a complaint you run the risk of losing your job.

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  3. Mother passed away. sister and I are the only 2 left. I want her to have the house and she wants's me have the life ins.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David M. Rich
    2. Mark Patchin Miller
    3. E Dwight Taylor
    4. James P. Frederick
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Rich's response. In addition to his response, if you can't locate a Will or any other Estate Planning documents regarding the home you can go to the Clerk & Recorder's officer in the county where the home is located and check their records to see what, if any, encumberances are on the property. Also, the search will determine whether there is a Beneficiary Deed, which is legal in Colorado which would transfer the property upon death. If not then you need to contact a probate...

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  4. What is the statue of limitations of contesting a will in Colorado?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Mark Patchin Miller
    3. E Dwight Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to consult with a Probate attorney ASAP, especially if you do not understand some of the terms of your father's Will. You could also go to the Probate Court which you may already have done and review the court file related to the Probate action concerning your father's Will.

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  5. How do I fix a Colorado DUI when not living in Colorado anymore

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Mark Patchin Miller
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Leroi's assessment. I, too, am a former prosecutor and wouldn't be happy with your situation. It wouldn't surprise me if the judge didn't impose a bond that you would have to post in order to maintain your liberty. You need to hire a Colorado attorney asap, preferably one who practices regularly in the county where the DUI is pending because California and nay other Compact state isn't going to issue you a driver's license with this charge pending.

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  6. Do I have to have a full time job in order to get work release jail?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark Patchin Miller
    2. Brandon Uriah Luna
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Sean Stephen Williams
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Luna. I have had clients who either were unemployed at the time, working part-time and even a college student seeking part-time work who were granted Work Release/Seek in the Denver Metro area. You would be best at Sentencing to ask the judge for a Stay of Execution of the sentence for at least a couple of weeks so that you can try to get the work release/seek set up before you have to turn yourself in to the jail.

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  7. My husband's name is not on the house deed (we are in Colorado). Will he be able to inherit the house if I pass away?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. E Dwight Taylor
    2. Mark Patchin Miller
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. David M. Rich
    5. James P. Frederick
    5 lawyer answers

    In the event that you do not want to quitclaim and change the ownship of the home as suggested by another attorney Colorado permits statutory Beneficiary Deeds, see Colorado Revised Statutes. 15-15-401, which is how you could convey the home to your husband .

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  8. Friend of mine has felony trespass, been in jail since Feb, when can he get out and what is bail amount?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Patchin Miller
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Cajardo R Lindsey
    3 lawyer answers

    You can contact the court clerk's office where your friend's case is pending and inquire how much the bail is. If bail was set (it's not a no bond case) then your friend's attorney or public defender needs to file a Motion for a Bail Reduction or possibly another motion (possibly habeas corpus) to get the judge in the courtroom where your friend's case is pending to address the issue why your friend is still in jail without bail being set. Then there's always the possibility that bail has...

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  9. Is a first time DUI in Colorado elegible for deferrment?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Lawrence Buckley
    2. Daniel Edward Luneau
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Mark Patchin Miller
    4 lawyer answers

    Technically yes, however, in your situation I doubt that you will be offered a deferred acceptance of a guilty plea for the reasons previously stated by others as well as the pnding high speeding ticket and if you BAC was high.

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  10. 2nd degree assualt, agg.,public official; strongarm...what does that mean?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Patchin Miller
    2. James Regan
    2 lawyer answers

    The Colorado Assault 2n degree statute is below. I don't see "strongarm" in it. Can you clarify where you found that phrase? 18-3-203. Assault in the second degree. (1) A person commits the crime of assault in the second degree if: (a) Repealed. (b) With intent to cause bodily injury to another person, he or she causes such injury to any person by means of a deadly weapon; or (c) With intent to prevent one whom he or she knows, or should know, to be a peace...

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