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Emilio De Simone

Colorado considers domestic violence an act or threatened act of violence against a person the accused has an intimate relationship with.

An intimate relationship includes partners, spouses, ex spouses, ex partners, co parents and co habitants. If convicted of domestic violence in Colorado, the accused may face certain financial and legal repercussions. Jail time, domestic violence treatment programs, restrictions for firearm ownership, house arrest, probation, more serious felony charges if you have prior convictions.

The courts take domestic violence charges seriously and you should too. Protection orders are one common result of a domestic violence charge or conviction. We help our clients manage the complex process of protection orders.

In these cases, we want to help you defend yourself and your family. We understand the law and have the experience to navigate the legal system. We know seeking legal help can feel overwhelming. That's why we offer a free consultation.

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Emilio De Simone

Generally speaking, the answer is YES. The amount of alcohol classes that you will need to do is dependent if you are a repeat offender or not and whether your BAC results where above or below a .15. If it is your first DUI and your BAC is below .15 you will have to do 24 hours of level two alcohol classes and 48 hours of level two therapy. If it is your first DUI and your above .15 you will have to do a 24 hours of level two alcohol classes and 52 hours of level two therapy. For DUI's when you have priors, you will be required to do significantly more hours of acohol classes. If your BAC is below .15 you will need to complete 24 hours of level two alcohol classes and 68 hours of level two therapy. And if the BAC is above .15 you will need to complete 24 hours of level two alcohol classes and 86 hours of level two therapy.

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Emilio De Simone

Whenever drug crimes are mentioned, thoughts of imprisonment and other unpleasant consequences arise. It is likely that you are overwhelmed by the potential outcome of a drug-related criminal charge, such as distributing, possessing, or manufacturing. You should not lose hope despite how bad things may seem at first. Criminal defense attorneys can protect your rights and, in many cases, reduce or dismiss your charges entirely.

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Emilio De Simone

The chances of getting a DUI charge dismissed are very slim. When people come to see us about being represented over a DUI, the significant number of them come with the belief that their DUI is gonna be dismissed. This couldn't be further from the truth. Once the district attorney office charges you for a DUI, it's based on evidence that makes them believe that you may have been drinking and driving. And as a result they aren't inclined to dismissed the charge. There is usually room for negotiating with the district attorney to get an offer for a lesser charge but a dismissal is rare.

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Emilio De Simone

With the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana use in Colorado, the incidence of DUID charges (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs) is on the rise throughout the state and in Denver.

DUID is similar to DUI: the charged is that your use of drugs (any drugs) has rendered you incapable of properly driving. Also, as is the case with alcohol charges, there is a "lesser" charge of DWAID (Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs), in which case you're alleged to be impacted to the "slightest degree" by your use of drugs.

Some things you should know if you're charged with DUID:

The penalties for DUID are similar to those for DUI: significant loss of money, time, freedom, and reputation (to name a few).

It's harder to test for drug impairment than for alcohol impairment.

You're considered under the influence of drugs if there are at least five nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood in your system... but the blood tests will detect THC levels long after you've ingested marijuana (and long after the drug's effects would have ceased to impair your ability to drive).

The prosecution is counting on your ignorance of the law and the science in a DUID case... don't make their job easier!

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Emilio De Simone

There are two kinds of tests that maybe perform for testing for alcohol. The first is a breath test. Colorado uses intoxilyzer 9000 to conduct their breath testing. If you choose to take the breath test that is the machine that will be used and you will be given the results when you're done taking the test. If you choose to take the blood test, your test will be send to a forensics lab and it can take months before the lab provide the results.

Read more about breathalyzer here https://duilawfirmdenver.com/was-your-breathalyzer-test-really-accurate/

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Emilio De Simone

Whatever the case, this can be a stressful and uncomfortable time especially when this state is not your own and you now have to address the time, and consequences associated with a DUI in Colorado and maybe even in your own state too.

To ensure you get an easy transition, it is highly recommended that you hire an experienced private DUI attorney in Colorado.

Read more here https://duilawfirmdenver.com/you-visited-colorado-and-got-a-dui-what-now/

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Emilio De Simone

Unfortunately the answer is Yes. This comes as a big surprise to poeple but they usually don't find out that this is true until they get a DUI for sleeping in their car.

The law states that if you're in control of the vehicle you can be convicted of a DUI regardless of if you are driving or not. This means that the idea of sleeping it off in a car may land you in jail facing DUI charges.



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Emilio De Simone

What is a reckless driving ticket, and why did I get one? - DUI Law Firm Denver

A reckless driving ticket is issued when it is alleged that you drove a motor vehicle with a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons and/or property. This charge can be given to those within a motor vehicle, a bicycle, an electrically assisted bicycle, or a low powered scooter. Even if the conduct that resulted in a reckless driving ticket did not involve injury or death, this charge is still a serious offense in Colorado.



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Emilio De Simone

Why Request A DMV Hearing? - DUI Law Firm Denver

Emilio De Simone, a DUI Defense Attorney in Denver discusses why we request a DMV hearing.

We almost always request a DMV hearing and we primarily do it for two reasons:

1. If there is no hearing, you lose your license no questions asked. We believe that you shouldn't lose your license without a fight.

2. We generally request that the officer be present because it gives us an opportunity to question the officer and get a feel for what he will be like if and when we go to trial. And of course if he doesn't show up its an easy win.

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