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Aaron Garth Norris

Boulder DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Can my boyfriend be charged and convicted of child abuse?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    2. V. Iyer
    2 lawyer answers

    For the state to bring charges against someone, they have to have probable cause to believe that a crime was committed. There is a vast difference between probable cause and proof beyond a reasonable doubt, which is the standard by which a jury or judge must reach in concluding that a crime happened. In general terms, if a person permits a child to be unreasonably placed in a situation that poses a threat of injury to the child's life or health or engages in a pattern of conduct that...

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  2. Have received a first time DUI, but have not yet been charged. Can I leave the state?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    2. James C Forslund
    3. Craig S Orent
    3 lawyer answers

    Speaking as a general manner, unless you have been arrested and put on bond or are under some type of pre-trial supervision, you would be able to leave the state. Every situation is different however and it would probably be in your best interest to speak with an attorney. Most Grand Junction criminal defense attorneys offer a free initial consultation.

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Aaron Garth Norris
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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  5. Charged with DUI

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Lawrence Buckley
    2. Aaron Garth Norris
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  6. CO criminal procedure, practice, what happens when you don't have money for bail

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    If you are arrested in Colorado, barring very exceptional circumstances, a Judge will set some sort of bond in your case. The judge will either a some form of a CSP, a PR, or a Co-sign PR bond. The purpose of a bond is to make sure that the accused appears at the date and time summoned by the court, that he or she does not flee the jurisdiction and that the community is safe. A CSP, a Cash, Surety and/or Property Bond, means that you can post whatever is authorized by the court to make the...

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  7. Can i refuse to be put on probation in colorado?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    2. John Lawrence Buckley
    3. Kenneth V. Zichi
    3 lawyer answers

    It is entirely possible to refuse probation. The law in Colorado is clear that a defendant cannot be put on probation without his or her consent. Even if you are on Probation now and you are looking at a probation violation hearing, if you were to be found in violation of your probation, you could refuse to be put back on probation, even if your original sentence stipulated to probation. That said, there are some really good reasons not to refuse probation. For most people in most...

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  8. What is the punishment for child abuse not causing injury?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    2. Karl J Geil
    3. V. Iyer
    3 lawyer answers

    Child abuse cases can be extremely confusing and complicated and there is not enough information provided here to give a complete answer. However, here is a basic outline: First, It depends on whether the person acted knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence and the defendant has not previously been convicted of a child abuse charge. In the first two cases the crime is a class 2 misdemeanor and is punishable by 3-12 months in a county jail and/or a $250-1,000 fine. If the...

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  9. After completing a Sentence for DUI deferred to dwai what will my record Look like?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ann Toney
    2. Aaron Garth Norris
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no single "record" of a criminal case. Different agencies who have been involved in a case have different records. In a cases like yours, when people enter into a deferred judgements and sentences (DJ&S) that are successfully completed, the court case files remain open and will show a DUI that was plead down to a DWAI and then dismissed on a successfully completed deferred and not a conviction. What people have to report on a job applications will vary by circumstances. It is...

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  10. My bf tried to leave the country forever while on probation and got caught at the airport!

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Joseph Scheideler
    4. Lori A Beck
    4 lawyer answers

    I believe that both the other two attorneys are correct: that you should not handle this on your own and that your boy friend (or someone on his behalf) should contact a Colorado defense attorney as quickly as possible. But also I think given the circumstances, I would add that he should consider contacting someone from the Egyptian embassy or consulate. Politically speaking, you yourself are more in a position to determine if there is any downside to doing this. Certainly I have seen...

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