Aviso Law Blog  |  Criminal Law

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Possession of Weapons Charges and the Right to Bear Arms

Thousands of Colorado residents value their Second Amendment right to bear arms.  Thousands more have been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony. When those two statistics overlap, it can create new problems for servicemembers, veterans, and other residents charged with possession of weapons by previous offenders. Colorado Residents Value Their Second Amendment Right
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How to Keep a DUI From Ruining Your Holiday Season

The holiday season from Thanksgiving to the New Year is a time to gather with friends and family whether they live nearby or are visiting from out of state. But when the revelry goes too far a DUI can ruin your holiday season. If you are facing drunk driving charges, find out what you can
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The Most Common Criminal Charges in Colorado

You may have heard that it’s the prosecutor who decides what criminal charges to file against a person who commits a crime. Those charges can depend on what happened, and what evidence the police can gather to back it up. Find out the most common criminal charges in Colorado and what to if you are
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Colorado Veterans Treatment Courts Give Options to Former Servicemembers

Veterans and former servicemembers often face challenges returning from service and making the transition to civilian life. When those challenges result in criminal charges — for drugs, alcohol, or other conduct — it can take more than a jail sentence or probation to turn things around. Colorado veterans treatment courts give those who served our
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What Colorado Probation Looks Like

Criminal charges don’t automatically mean you are headed to jail or prison. Sometimes, your criminal defense attorney can help you negotiate or advocate for a sentence that only includes probation. Find out what that means, and what serving Colorado probation looks like. This blog post will explain what to expect if you are sentenced to
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When Mental Health and Criminal Charges Collide

Mental health and criminal charges go hand in hand. Many forms of mental illness can cause people to act out or commit crimes. When they do, you need to know what your options are for treatment, and what you can do to get well rather than develop patterns of criminal behavior. This blog post will
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Colorado Theft Laws: What’s the Risk?

When you are facing charges for taking property, you may not realize all of the consequences of a conviction. Find out how Colorado theft laws work, and what you are risking if you decide to plead guilty. What Counts as Theft? Colorado theft laws cover a range of illegal behavior, from shoplifting from a convenience
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Will Civilian Drug Charges Cause Military Consequences?

Colorado has recently reduced the consequences for possession or use of most drugs in the state civilian courts. But will that leniency transfer onto any of the state’s many military bases? Find out whether civilian drug charges cause military consequences and whether you will have any defense under the new state laws. In this blog,
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Will Your Criminal History Affect Your Child Custody Battle?

Custody disputes can be hard on anyone. Angry spouses or parents can pull all the skeletons out of the closet in an effort to make you look bad and get more time with their children. But how much more do you have to worry if you have a felony or misdemeanor on your record? Will
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