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Colorado Assault, Domestic Violence, and Firearms: What You Need to Know

If you are facing assault charges in Colorado due to a domestic violence incident, you need to know that your right to bear arms may be on the line. Before you agree to a plea agreement or consider a diversion program you need to know what that might mean for your rights, and your firearms. 
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Understanding Colorado’s Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing Laws

Colorado drug laws have changed a lot in the last few years. For the most severe offenses and those facing repeat drug charges, Colorado’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws can still result in years behind bars. Understanding when those laws do and don’t apply can help you or your loved ones prepare for any drug
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2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Brings Changes for Military Prosecutions

On December 27, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The law includes some of the biggest changes for military justice in decades, if the biggest changes to our military justice system since it was created. Find out what the NDAA means for servicemembers, and when it will
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COVID Vaccine Requirements in the Military

The Pentagon has announced mandatory vaccination for all active-duty servicemembers, reserves, and civilian employees of the Department of Defense. But thousands of soldiers are still unvaccinated. Find out what could happen if you refuse military required vaccines, and whether a religious exemption is an option. U.S. Military Requires Vaccines for Soldiers and Reserves On August
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What Happens If You Violate a Protection Order

When domestic violence issues result in a restraining order or protection order it can substantially restrict your rights. Find out what you can and cannot do while there is a restraining order in place, and what may happen if you cross that line. The 2 Routes to Protection Orders Most protective orders happen after an
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What Colorado Court Closures Due to COVID-19 Mean for Your Case

The Colorado state courts have closed or significantly restricted their services due to the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. That has left thousands of Colorado residents wondering what will happen to their new and existing criminal and family law cases. Find out what will be heard now, and what will have to wait until the shutdown
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Colorado Sexual Assault and Rape Charges Explained

Rape is one of the most serious criminal charges you can face. With ongoing sex offender registration and high maximum penalties, one allegation of non-consensual sex can change your life in drastic ways. Find out how Colorado sexual assault and rape charges work, and what penalties come with a conviction. Colorado law breaks up sexual
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Colorado Residents, Police Take Red Flag Gun Control Petitions to Court

Colorado’s Extreme Risk Protection Order law went into effect on the first of the year. Now the results of some of the first “red flag” gun control petitions are in, and the results are mixed. Colorado ERPO Gives Residents, Police a Tool to Prevent Gun Deaths Last year, the Colorado legislature debated and eventually passed
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Medical Marijuana

Can You Take Medical Marijuana While on Probation?

A probation sentence can affect many areas of your life, from your ability to drive to your use of alcohol. But can a judge order you to change your medication? Can you take medical marijuana while on probation? Colorado Medical Marijuana Use Flourishes Every year, Colorado residents across the state register to use medical marijuana.
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