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Why Hire a Private Attorney Instead of Getting a Public Defender
This is a question I am asked quite often: why should I hire you instead of getting a public defender? There are a lot of answers to that question, but the answer most attorneys don't mention is it should not be a choice. If you can get a private attorney, you shouldn't be able t... more...

Posted almost 10 years ago.


What to say, and not to say, at sentencing (Part 3)
Keep it simple. A lot of people want to tell their life story at sentencing. As with anyone else, a judge is eventually going to tune out someone who just talks endlessly, and they may miss what is really important. As best as possible, just get to the point. Don't try to get ... more...

Posted almost 10 years ago.


What to say, and not to say, at sentencing (Part 2)
Know something about what the possible sentences are. The less discretion the court has in the range of sentences, the less you should talk. If a sentence carries anywhere from a fine to years of incarceration, you want to put a lot more into it that if the possible sentence is o... more...

Posted almost 10 years ago.


What is the “Make My Day” Law?
The Make My Day Law is a Colorado statute (state law) that creates a justification for the use of force against an intruder in a residence. It is officially titled Use of deadly physical force against an intruder, although that is not an entirely accurate description either as it... more...

Posted almost 10 years ago.


Why you should not go in for an “interview” by the police
A lot of people get roped into going down to the police station to talk to a detective who is investigating their case. This is a very bad situation. Detectives are trained and experienced in coercive techniques that are not recognized by courts as coercive enough to throw out s... more...

Posted almost 10 years ago.