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Kent Joseph Leier

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  • I want to drop a DV against my husband, but since I can't what is the best way to minimize his chargers and drop the no contact.

    This is first offense and does not have any other criminal record.

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    Your husband's attorney should be working on his defense and limiting his liability. If he doesn't have an attorney he needs to hire one or seek representation from the public defender's office immediately.

    You can write a letter to the District Attorney and the court requesting a modification of the protection order. Upon receipt of your letter, a hearing to modify the protection order will be scheduled. The court will not drop the protection order, but it can modify it to allow you and your husband to have full contact with each other.

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  • Please Help: 1st Time offence, food stamp fraud.

    I have never been in trouble with the law, I might be investigated for food stamp fraud. Not sure the full amount, but I received a phone call today and was afraid of what could happen; they had some questions to clear up. I dont work outside the ...

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    If you believe you may have committed food stamp fraud the most important thing to remember right now is that you shouldn't make any statements to anyone about the case, your income, or the makeup of your household. Many times these cases are prosecuted based on statements and admissions. If you believe you are being investigated hire an attorney and direct the DHS investigator or law enforcement officer to your attorney.

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  • Completing deferred sentence and sealing records.

    I am 2 months away from completing a deferred sentence. My attorney left me with paperwork to file or said I could appear in court. Is one option preferable to the other? He also said I would be able to have the records sealed. Is there a set t...

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    If you choose to appear in court on your deferred judgement and sentence or send the paperwork in the result is the same and one option is not necessarily better than the other. Also, many attorneys focus on criminal law and could be of assistance with the record sealing if you are uncomfortable proceeding on your own.

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  • Should I just plead guilty or consult an attorney?

    Intoxicated, had unloaded (NO clip) 22 rifle in room. knew gun was not loaded, did not point at anyone, rifle was never fired, & I had no intention of firing. Arrested for illegal possession of firearms. At least 5 offcrs present. I read arresti...

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    My colleagues are correct. Definitely call an attorney and get a consultation. On the western slope it doesn't get any better than Brandon Luna. I'd recommend giving him a call.

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  • Is it realistic to defend myself against an obstructing a peace officer charge in Colorado.

    18-3-104 As far as I can tell, If I was not physically obstructing the officer, used absolutely no violent or intimidating verbal or body language, and removed myself from the situation when asked by the officer, this charge does not apply to m...

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    Obstructing is one of the Fort Collins police officers favorite and standard charges. If you dealt with numerous police officers there is likely video from one of their cars or from the glasses they wear. Call up an experienced criminal defense attorney to evaluate all of the reports and video and help you fight this charge.

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  • How is taking a cell phone and tablet that have potential evidence of teenage porn on them to the PD considered DV?

    I found out from my daughter that my ex-husband had porn - potentially underage - on his tablet that my kids play on. I convinced my ex to let me see the tablet and also borrowed his phone while he sat across from me in a restaurant. I found por...

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    It sounds like there may be more going on than you are aware of. Don't talk to any more law enforcement officers without having an attorney. Keep in mind that anything you say can and will be used against you. Many attorneys on avvo offer free consultations. I'd recommend calling one and getting some assistance.

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  • Got officially charged with a DWAI 1st. Bac was 9.1 wondering if the license suspension will be the same under the DWAI charge.

    Under 21 Bac 9.1 Charged with DWAI 1st

    Kent’s Answer

    What you do in the first seven days after being charged with a DUI is critical. Gather up all of your paperwork you have thus far and consult with a DUI attorney. Many of us offer free consultations.

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  • DUI stop there was two cops and a third person? why was the third person there?

    When I was stopped for a dui there was the initial one cop who pulled me over but he had someone else in his car, he was not in uniform nor did he have a badge, when I was taking my blood test I specifically remember he was talking to one of the n...

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    This type of thing is fairly common. You may want an investigator to interview the man if he didn't write out a statement, but in my experience civilians that do ride-a-longs with police are very pro law enforcement in their testimony. Your attorney can help you decide if they should be interviewed.

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  • How can I fight my open container charge?

    I am currently on unsupervised probation and any other offenses wil lead to jail time. I was walking aroind on a Saturday night and made a poor choice and got a beer from.a liquor store and was drinking it oitside of the bars when two officers st...

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    Don't just pay a fine or plead guilty to the open container charge without speaking to an attorney first. If you are on unsupervised probation the district attorney has discretion to file a Complaint to Revoke your probation based on new charges. The ramifications for this minor charge could be huge based on the charge you are on probation for and your criminal history. No attorney can tell you how or if the new charge can be dismissed without speaking to you and reviewing the police reports first. Many attorneys on avvo.com offer free consultations. I'd recommend you contact one to discuss your options.

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