Christopher George Collins’s Answers

Christopher George Collins

Greeley Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If my last name was put wrong on a police report can charges be dismissed

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.
    2. Christopher George Collins
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    If it is dismissed, it is likely to be dismissed "without prejudice", meaning that the case can be re-filed. The previous post is correct that it is far more likely that the prosecution will amend the charging document. Generally, the prosecution can do so any time before jeopardy attaches, which is usually when a jury is sworn. Finally, the previous post also correctly suggests getting competent legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Good luck!

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  2. My roommate may be hiding drugs, could I get in trouble too?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher George Collins
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Brandon Uriah Luna
    4 lawyer answers

    Possession is legally defined as the "knowing dominion or control" of the thing allegedly possessed. It is specifically NOT ownership, nor is it exclusive. Therefore, if your roommate were to be found to be in possession of illegal drugs, you could be accused of knowingly possessing those drugs as well. Your defense would lie in the "knowing" dominion or control; the solution suggested by Mr. Luna is indeed awkward, but would demonstrate your intolerance for such things, and could be helpful...

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  3. Do i need a divorce lawyer ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. David Littman
    4. Christopher George Collins
    4 lawyer answers

    From the sound of it, you may need a divorce lawyer and a bankruptcy lawyer. If you cannot afford legal counsel, Weld County Legal Services sponsors a monthly Divorce Clinic for a nominal fee. A court clerk in family law runs it, and they usually have an experienced family law lawyer there to answer questions. Call Weld County Legal Services at 970-310-8367. Good luck!

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  4. 1st DUI after a car accident in Weld County, Colorado

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    2. Christopher George Collins
    3. Brandon Uriah Luna
    4. James C Forslund
    4 lawyer answers

    I can't tell if you mean that you were offered a "deferred judgment and sentence" or whether you mean that your sentencing hearing was continued. That distinction is likely to make a significant difference. A deferred judgment and sentence means that you are pleading guilty, but judgment on that guilty plea is deferred, or delayed for a specified period not to exceed 2 years in a misdemeanor case. Typically, in such a case, you will have to complete an alcohol evaluation and comply with its...

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  5. How long do you have to wait to get your license reinstated with out getting the insurance but completed the alcohol classes

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Mark S. Solomon
    2. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    3. James C Forslund
    4. Stephen Clark Harkess
    5. Christopher George Collins
    5 lawyer answers

    Mr. Orr is correct. An SR-22 is a prerequisite to reinstatement of one's driving privilege, along with a reinstatement fee, clearance and satisfaction of all outstanding judgments, and completion of alcohol education and therapy per any alcohol evaluation. Good luck!

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  6. 1st time offender charged with criminal mischief (DV), harrassment (DV) & DUI. DA not giving me any sort of deal other than D.J.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brandon Uriah Luna
    2. Laurie Ann Schmidt
    3. Ann Toney
    4. Christopher George Collins
    4 lawyer answers

    First of all, in order to prove you are guilty of harassment, the DA must prove unanimously (to a jury of 6) that you slapped your boyfriend with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm him. It sounds as if you had an entirely different purpose. The charge of criminal mischief requires the DA to prove that you knowingly damaged the personal property of another (or property owned jointly by he and you). That charge as an alleged act of domestic violence requires that the prosecution prove that your...

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  7. What happens if i loose a trial on a DUI would they take me to jail right there?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    2. John Lawrence Buckley
    3. Brandon Uriah Luna
    4. Nicholas Lubchenco
    5. Christopher George Collins
    5 lawyer answers

    The law permits an officer to characterize failed attempts to complete a chemical test of your breath as a "refusal" under certain circumstances. This can have serious consequences to your driving privilege. You should consider speaking with an attorney experienced in handling DUI cases. Good luck!