Aaron Garth Norris’s Answers

Aaron Garth Norris

Boulder DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. I have a felony warrant out of Oregon and I currently live in Colorado. Is there a way for me to deal with it from Colorado?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    2. Joseph Scheideler
    3. Jesse Alan Glassman
    3 lawyer answers

    You will need to hire an Oregon defense attorney to advise you on this. The first goal of your attorney will be to get the warrant quashed. Given the fact that you indicate these are felony charges you are facing, it is probably not possible to make absolutely no appearance ever before the court in Oregon, but you may be able to make a pre-arranged appearance, rather than being arrested on the warrant. In Colorado, some courts will allow a defendant to serve time in their home state for...

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  2. How do you fight a "probation violation" from wisconsin while living in colorado without going to jail first?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    1 lawyer answer

    Your best bet is to contact a criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction in Wisconsin where you were sentenced and discuss the likelihood, given your permission to leave the state and your performance on probation here, of getting the warrant quashed and being able to return to wisconsin for a pre-determined court date to deal with the probation violation charge. It strikes me as incredibly unlikely that you will be able to handle the case entirely from Cortez without having to return to...

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  3. Should I take the plea bargain offered by the DA?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Lawrence Buckley
    2. Aaron Garth Norris
    3. Steven Joseph Pisani
    4. Jessica Ruth Towne
    4 lawyer answers

    No one can answer this question but you ultimately and even you can't answer it until you've had an opportunity to sit down with an attorney who has done DUI defense work and talked about the facts in your case. Sometimes the exact same offer can be both terrible or a "bargin", but it will depend on a multitude of factors: applicable evidence, applicable law, personalities of the players, and still other factors. Delta is not a particularlly big community and it does not serve your interest...

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  4. My husband got a felony in 1989, were his civl rights restored after 10yrs? Can he possess a firearm? in our home or anywhere?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Danyel S. Joffe
    2. Aaron Garth Norris
    3. Sean Anthony Brady
    3 lawyer answers

    As with most things in the law, the answer is depends. 99.9 percent of the time, your husband could not legally possess a firearm and not be charged under C.R.S. 18-12-108; a class 5 or 6 felony depending on the circumstances. Generally, a person commits the crime of possession of a weapon by a previous offender if he knowingly possesses, uses, or carries upon his person a firearm or any other weapon subsequent to the conviction for a felony. The passage of time does not change your husband'...

  5. Can I get a traffic ticket dismissed in Colorado

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    1 lawyer answer

    I'm unfamiliar with the California practice you describe. If you have been properly summons into a Colorado court, the only way to potentially get the case dismissed is to appear and contest the citation. If you want to resolve your case without appearing on a traffic infraction, you can mail your ticket back with a guilty plea normally for reduced points. Depending on the jurisdiction you were cited in, there may be more options.

  6. I got a ticket for driveing while my license is suspened it was suspended do to to many points first time will i get jail time?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    1 lawyer answer

    In the state of Colorado, Driving Under Suspension carries a mandatory term of incarceration regardless of how many prior offenses there are. Depending on the reason for suspension the mandatory minimum fluctuates. This does not mean however, you are going to get jail time however simply because you were charged with the offense. There may be issues with the states case and, in any case, there are several types of incarceration besides a county jail sentence. There can be a number of...

  7. I was acuse of a domestic violence for my ex.. that was a false acusation, i spend 24 hrs in jail.. and loose money job...

    Answered over 3 years ago.

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

    Your exact question is not clear and so it can't really be answered. What is clear however is that because of your status with respect to immigration you are in a very difficult position and you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately (preferably one with immigration experience). The ramifications of any crime, but especially a domestic violence conviction, can be drastic. This matter may have far reaching consequences for your ability to remain in the country. You should...

  8. I was caught giving discounts to a friend while employed at target

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Weeks
    2. Aaron Garth Norris
    3. Judith Michael Fouladi
    3 lawyer answers

    The law in Colorado allows the District Attorney to offer you a defered judgement and sentence if they wish to do so. You have listed a number of factors that make this a real possibility, but it is impossible to say without reading through your entire case and speaking with the District Attorney. As has been previously stated, depending on whether all the charges were dismissed, you may at some point be able to seal the file in this case. It makes the most sense to talk to an attorney...

  9. My wife filed protection order on her and kid

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Weeks
    2. Aaron Garth Norris
    2 lawyer answers

    It is not possible to give you specific advice as to what to do because there are too many variables. Generally speaking, a person must be given a copy of the allegations which form the basis of the Temporary Protection order and be served with notice of a hearing date's time and place. At that hearing date a judge will decide whether to make the temporary protection order permenant based on a number of factors. The person who would be subject to the order must go to that hearing in order to...

  10. Can a 14 year old be called to testify in a civil matter?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Aaron Garth Norris
    1 lawyer answer

    In Colorado, in order for a witness to be called to the stand he or she must be considered competent, there cannot be an existing legal privilege between you and the witness and he or she must have relevant testimony to provide to the tribunal. There are a number of ways to keep a witness from the stand, but the facts as you describe them don't have any that jump out. From what you describe in your paragraph, you may have a relevancy argument. There may be other ways to try to keep the...