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Aaron Garth Norris

Aaron Norris’s Answers

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  • Hello I need help filing a petion to seal my records with boulder county. It was a deffered sentence and I have now completed

    I had an attorney hired and she passed away and there for I no longer have any information on my case. What can I do?

    Aaron’s Answer

    Well you certainly could do this on your own, It's always safest to hire a lawyer to help you. Doing it on your own, you'll need to check with the county in which you dealt with the case. Once you have the Case number, you can begin to work off of the Supreme Court's website. This will require some effort on your part, including opening up a new civil case and arranging for hearing before a district court judge. You would not need the help of your original attorney.

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  • Got a DUI for being under soma (prescribed med) 2010. Now Im in process of renewing nursing license. Will this affect renewal?

    I completed all my classes, pass all my test, did my community service. The bad thing, I got convicted a few months later for disturbing peace officer. I saw judge 2 months ago. I did not serve time but he did add DUI in my record. This has been ...

    Aaron’s Answer

    Undoubtedly this will have some impact on DORA's decision of your renewal. The only thing that you can do is be honest on you answers. It may help to have an attorney to help you craft an appropriate response if DORA has any questions.

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  • How do I address a letter to a circuit court judge?

    I am writing on behalf of a relative in a felony DUI case regarding family history and other personal topics that the judge might consider when sentencing.

    Aaron’s Answer

    If you are writing the letter on behalf of a friend or relative who is represented, you should give it to his or her attorney. The attorney will want to review it to help the over all crafting of the argument or sentence and put it in at the right time to have the greatest effect. If the person is not represented currently, you should wait until he or she gets an attorney, and they should as quickly as possible because these are serious charges.

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  • If cops get involved in an adult/minor situation do they have to let you know if it is going to court or not?

    Cops got involved but have not talked to the adult only the minor. But were not originally involved. Are they required to let the parties know if it is going to court or going to just be handled through the employer and the law. What are they requ...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I would agree with everything that Mr. Harkess said. I would add something however, which is if the police have become involved and interviewed the minor in this case, they are opening a criminal investigation and it is important for the adult in this case to contact a criminal defense attorney and have someone in mind, and hopefully on hand, to advise how to proceed. The very beginning of a case is often the most important time in the case and will have a profound effect on the outcome. It is much better to have already spoken to a lawyer before someone is charged with a crime (even before they are asked any qyestions).

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  • Charged with fraud and record was not expunged!

    Record was not expunged and cannot get a job with the criminal back ground checks.

    Aaron’s Answer

    From your limited information, it's not entirely clear what your question is. Nor is it clear you would be eligible for expungement.

    What I can say about expungement is that its going to depend on when your case was initiated, how it was resolved and what has happened in the meantime. Cases in Colorado that are eligible to be expunged are crimes that were committed as juveniles and require that a certain amount of time has passed and that no convictions have occurred in the meantime.

    Other times, criminal files may be sealed depending on how the fraud case was settled and what happened thereafter. Was the case dismissed at the outset? Did the parties agree to a Differed Judgement and Sentence? Were you able to complete that differed successful and no conviction was entered? These are all questions that affect your eligibility to seal the case.

    Sealing is not the same as expungement. Both require that you take affirmative steps to accomplish them, if you are allowed to by statute.

    This would certainly be easier to do with the assistance of a lawyer, but you may be able to figure out on your own if you are eligible to have your case expunged or sealed and work through the process. I wish you the best of luck.

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  • How can I transfer my probation to Texas from denver?

    I'm on probation for DUI here in Colorado I've completed all community service hours and MADD panel I have not had any missed or hot ua's or ba's I've completed level 2 alcohol classes and now on my 52 hours of therapy which I have 14 hours done....

    Aaron’s Answer

    You will need to ask for and get the go ahead from your probation officer and permission from the court. Also the state of Texas will have to accept you into their probation program. This is not a sure thing, but it happens with some regularity.
    If you are on unsupervised probation, you will need to address your move with the court only.
    It is not true that anyone has to agree to transfer your probation down to Texas if you get a job down there, but having already secured employment will probably make the transfer easier to justify.

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  • Case was dismissed?

    I was at kohls with a friend and she shoplifted. I had nothing on me, and the cops were called. They didn't take my picture or fingerprints, but I was given a ticket and a court date. I was not arrested, my mom was there with us and took me home. ...

    Aaron’s Answer

    Generally speaking, what ends up showing on a criminal history is not convictions necessarily, but often arrests. Once a person is arrested, a number of outcomes are possible, and many times they do not lead to convictions.
    A commercial search will often hit on these arrests. What you must do to prevent this from happening is to "seal" your file. This processes involves opening another civil case to ask a court to order all the criminal justice files to be sealed from the public. If you can get a judge to order that, your file will no longer be visible to members of the general public and the court will deny their existence upon a request.
    You can either do this on your own or with the help of an attorney.

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  • Can I be arrested in Colorado for an Outstanding Citation from Texas?

    I received a letter from Attorney's in Texas about a citation I received in March 2010 for driving without a license. I do intend to pay, however I cannot pay nearly a thousand dollars immediately. With many phone calls and two emails I've been to...

    Aaron’s Answer

    If a Texas court issues a warrant, you can be arrested in Colorado on that warrant and then sent back to Texas for a hearing. There are however a lot of variables in this. One question will be, is the warrant extraditable, meaning, is Texas willing to reimburse Colorado for the cost of shipping you out to Texas. Also the amount on the warrant will impact whether an officer is likely to take you into custody.
    Given the scenario you have described, it is more likely the warrant issue will come up during a traffic stop then officers will come to your home, but the possibility exists either way. Also having a warrant out for your arrest can affect any number of issues from travel, to financial issues, to driving, and more. It is very important you make this situation a priority. It would be helpful to contact a Texas Criminal Defense attorney and have them work on this issue.

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  • How long can I expect to lose my license after a first time DUI offense?

    I'm going to have to make arrangement to get to work, and I want to figure out how long I'll have until things get back to normal. .

    Aaron’s Answer

    This is not a simple question. There are a number of factors in play: your reported BAC, whether you complied with express consent, your age, and more. The important thing in the immediate term is to make sure you set up a hearing with the DMV. It would be a good idea to contact a DUI attorney to go over the facts in your case, because there is a possibility of not losing your license at all depending on what your case looks like. For more general information, you can always look at the DMV's website, but keep in mind this is really incomplete information and no substitute for legal advice tailored to your individual situation.

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  • Charged with DUI

    I was charged with DUI, I was not operating the vehicle at the time and I didn't have the keys in my possession. I was at the Emmisions station the clerk called the police and said I had alcohol on my breath. I drank while waiting for my vehicl...

    Aaron’s Answer

    The only thing I might add to Mr. Buckley's comment is that you should not read much into the fact that you were only given a summons and not put it jail. Most times on a DUI arrest people are not jailed but released on a summons.
    You should discuss your case with a DUI defense attorney right away.

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