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Criminal Defense
Judge using gavel on bench.
01
May

Objection! How to make the other side follow the rules.

Both sides can call witnesses at hearings or trials. But witnesses aren’t allowed to say whatever they want, and some questions are not permitted by rule or law. Attorneys try to make the other side follow the rules by objecting to questions or answers. Then, it is up to the judge to decide what she...
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01
May

How to know what the government has on you: Discovery in Criminal Cases

So you’re charged with a crime and you’re not sure why. Or you’ve been arrested and you’re trying to figure out what the prosecution has on you. Do you have to wait for trial to find out? Nope. that’s what criminal discovery is for.  This is about Colorado state cases. Discovery is different everywhere.  But,...
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Judge using gavel on bench.
01
May

What happens at your first criminal court date?

When someone has been charged with a crime, they have a right to be informed of the nature of the charges against them.  In serious cases, They also have a right to an attorney and at every critical stage of their court case. But how do you know what you’ve been charged with and if...
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