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Kent Joseph Leier

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  • What can I do about domestic violence charges that are a misunderstanding? Obstruction of phone service and harassment.

    A three minute argument with my wife ended up being a jail stay and soon to be worse. While trying to avoid an argument, I pushed past my wife and knocked a phone out of her hands when leaving the house. Neither of us realized it had called 911....

    Kent’s Answer

    The Weld County District Attorney will pursue the charges even if your wife wants them dismissed. The situation you have described happens all the time. You should contact an attorney and fight the charges.

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  • I have received ticket for not stopping at stop sign.Is it possible to remove this ticket from record?

    Having this ticket on record hurts with insurance premium. I do not have any points on my record. Does State Approved Traffic School is a great way to dismiss traffic ticket in state of Colorado? Any other ideas to lower insurance premium ?

    Kent’s Answer

    You don't have to plead guilty. These types of cases are plead down on a regular basis and if you are willing to do traffic school that can be used in plea negotiations.

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  • I received a 2nd degree theft misdemeanor and then got an MIP two weeks later. What will I be facing in court?

    I have my MIP court date first and then I have my theft misdemeanor court date one week later. I am just curious as to what I should be expecting. Really nervous about the situation. I don't have anything on my record currently. What should I expe...

    Kent’s Answer

    If your cases are in Greeley it makes a big difference if they are municipal court or county court. You will be treated far better in municipal court. It would be in your best interest to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to schedule a free consultation and see if your cases can get resolved with a global disposition with the prosecutor's office.

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  • What are the laws concerning when they can monitor alcohol when didn't have a alcohol charge

    ok i was arrested for assault in weld county greeley colorado  i had drank three ours before this so there was alcohol on my breath i dint get charged with any thing to do with alcohol i posted bail and they are monitoring me for alcohol what i do...

    Kent’s Answer

    It sounds to me like you are on pretrial services as a condition of being released on bond. Mr. Luna is correct that the judge can lawfully impose conditions of bond that he/she believes to be appropriate. You can petition the court in writing or orally at your next court date to modify the conditions of your bond.

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  • Can I get domestic violence against my fiance dropped if I exaggerated my story?

    We were fighting because we have a newborn and were both beyond stressed out. I got so mad I called the cops but hung up before saying anything. By the time they showed up anyway we had calmed down and starting talking. Cops wanted to interfere an...

    Kent’s Answer

    You can contact the officer that arrested your fiance and file a report that you exaggerated the story. You can also contact the district attorney's office and notify them of the errors in your original statement; however, you could be charged with False Reporting, a class 3 misdemeanor, if you lied to the police to begin with. In my experience, law enforcement and the Weld County District Attorney's Office won't file a False Reporting charge against you, but nonetheless you should be aware of the possibility of the filing. I can also tell you from experience that the Weld County District Attorney's will not drop the charges against your fiance if you recant your original story, because it happens quite frequently in domestic violence cases and they look at such things with a great deal of skepticism. Domestic violence charges carry significant life long consequences, but they are also very defensible. Your fiance should contact an attorney in the Fort Collins or Greeley area and fight the charges.

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  • Should you plead guilty or not, felony charges dropped, criminal mischief <500 class 2 & harassment class 3 remain in CO

    He is guilty of the charges.Going back into the house he was living at, ex girlfriends house, & breaking down her door. Then texting about getting his posessions.

    Kent’s Answer

    There is no way for an attorney to give you advice about whether or not you should accept a plea agreement without fulling analyzing all of the police reports and witness statements in a case. You should consult with an experienced defense attorney in person before ever pleading guilty to anything.

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  • What should I be expecting? first offence, DUI.

    First offence of anything like this. My charges: DUI, DUI Per sa, Minor under the influence, high beams violation. My BA was .09 and I am under 21 but over 18. I'm just wondering what I should expect to have to go through...

    Kent’s Answer

    In Fort Collins you are looking at a DWAI or possibly a deferred judgment and sentence, but so much depends on the facts of the case. You should seek out a local attorney that knows the court system here and what to expect from the district attorney.

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  • What to expect after a 2nd dui in colorado.

    I recieved a prior DUI charge in 2011 that ended up being deferred to a DWAI with no conviction because I completed probation. With an attorney of course. I now recieved a 2nd DUI charge . What can be expected of this ? Might I go to jail? I don'...

    Kent’s Answer

    The deal you received on your first offense is pretty standard in Fort Collins. You are likely looking at jail time on your second offense, but it depends on the facts. You should hire an attorney.

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  • Can part of my probation, such as the amount of classes/community service, be reduced due to serious life circumstances?

    I have a disabled daughter, my wife has a pulmonary embolism and I work a full-time job. When I am not working, I am taking care of them. It doesn't leave me time to do my classes and/or community service. My PO doesn't care and has not tried to h...

    Kent’s Answer

    It depends on when you were sentenced, but it is possible. I'd recommend contacting a criminal defense attorney to discuss your options.

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  • What do I do if I didn't complete all of my public service?

    I had 90 days to complete 46 hours of useful public service. I couldn't complete all of them due to the lack of transportation, my child, and job hunting. What do I do, court is in two days? Can I ask for an extension? Please help..

    Kent’s Answer

    As a former Distict Attorney in Greeley, I can tell you from experience that the DA's and the judges are very reluctant to grant continuances for failing to do useful public service. You may get sanctioned with more hours or a complaint to revoke your probation may be filed.

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