Barry Lawrence Aaron’s Answers

Barry Lawrence Aaron

Boulder Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Do I need to hire a DUI attorney for a DUI case? Is it strange that an attorney is almost unknown on the internet?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Lawrence Buckley
    2. Ann Toney
    3. Nicholas Lubchenco
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    It's difficult to predict the outcome of a DUI case without first reviewing the DA's "discovery" documents (Police reports, etc.) and discussing the case with the client. The DA typically will offer a DWAI plea, but this varies depending upon all the facts and circumstances. Probation, alcohol class, community service, fines, and court costs are all likely sentences with a DWAI plea. However, there are defenses available which an experienced attorney will discuss with you. You should definitely...

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  2. Can a misdemeanor for shoplifting be sealed in Colorado?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    3 lawyer answers

    Sorry; The sealing statute does not apply to this situation

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  3. Expired licence plate tickets.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    1 lawyer answer

    I agree with Mr. Leroi; The first ticket would likely result in just a small fine, but the second is far more serious. Blaming it on your "buddy" won't work...Instead of taking care of business, you tried to "get over" with this deceit. I would be surprised if they reduced the second ticket at all; At best, they will likely offer you a plea to the charge with a large fine. I suggest you retain counsel on this one.

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  4. Can they really put me in jail for only paying $50/mo on my restitution because I can't get a job? I am on probation for 15 yrs

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. H. Michael Steinberg
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    3 lawyer answers

    Sounds like an appropriate case for modification of the probation terms; Definitely look at the link provided by my learned colleague above..it summarizes the law in this area. If you have no means of paying the full amount, it would make no sense for the Judge to resentence you for a VOP, as then the victim would be getting no restitution whatsoever. This is a very serious matter, and I suggest getting an attorney to represent you.

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  5. Can I sue Denny's for food poison?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Barry A. Stein
    2. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    3. Robert Daniel Kelly
    3 lawyer answers

    The question is not whether you can sue...of course you can...the real question is whether you have sufficient evidence to prevail. If indeed you have evidence that you became ill due to food poisoning as a result of consuming food at Denny's, you may indeed have a good case. I suggest you consult with competent counsel and discuss your evidence and options. Good Luck!

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  6. I have parking ticket back from 1992 that i didnt no about cus some one was useing my ID but i can prove i was somewhere else at

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    2. Omer Jaleel
    3. Owen David Greenberg
    3 lawyer answers

    It seems highly unlikely that a single parking ticket could possibly result in a $1,300 penalty! More than likely, there are a number of outstanding parking tickets. Has a judgment been entered against you for $1,300, or is the matter still open? If it is open, the agency involved is likely to negotiate a settlement with you, since it is almost 20 years old and they would probably want to "clear" their records os old cases. Also, it is common that a payment schedule could be worked out, given...

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  7. I need a lawyer for my friend but was wondering if we could make monthly payments instead of coming up with everything up front?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Ilir Kavaja
    3. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    4. Valerie J. Semensi
    5. Nicolas A. Gordon
    5 lawyer answers

    The payment arrangement would be up to the attorney, but many private attorneys refuse to operate this way because once they have "entered" the case and devoted time to it, they don't want to chase after the client for payment. Therefore, most lawyers do require a "retainer fee" which is held in a special attorney's account and depleted as the fee is actually earned, based on time spent on the case. The Public Defender's Office is another option. Good Luck!

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  8. I go for compliance hearing every 3 months in the court where I was sentenced I am in very good standing with the judge.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Marco Caviglia
    3. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    3 lawyer answers

    I have never seen a petition online of this type. You should contact the lawyer who represented you on the underlying case.

  9. What is the penalty in colorado for driving without a license with a previous DUI case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary F Pirosko
    2. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    3. James C Forslund
    4. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    4 lawyer answers

    I would urge the defendant to retain an attorney to handle this matter; Driving while under restraint (i.e., a prior suspension) is a serious matter which could result in a jail sentence. An experienced attorney may be able to negotiate a non-jail disposition, depending on the County of occurrence.

  10. I was caught shoplifting at Urban Outfitters and I'm not sure if I'm supposed to ignore the Civil Demand?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Barry Lawrence Aaron
    3. Hayley R. Greenberg
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree that stores do not generally pursue these civil remedies; They hope you will just pay it, and if you don't they don't bother wit it (unless perhaps there is a large amount of money at stake) because the cost of litigation far exceeds the expected returns.