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Denver Criminal Defense Attorney: Overview of Lo-Ji v. N.Y. on Search Warrants

In 1979, the United States Supreme Court decided Lo-Ji Sales, Inc. v. New York. In that case the court addressed several issues related to search warrants and their execution. Factual Information In that case, a New York State Police investigator bought two films from the defendant’s adult bookstore. The investigator believed these films violated state … Continue reading Denver Criminal Defense Attorney: Overview of Lo-Ji v. N.Y. on Search Warrants

Domestic Violence Mandatory Restraining Orders in Colorado

In the State of Colorado, domestic violence charges are routinely filed when an argument arises between two people and the police are called.  Sometimes the people involved in the argument call the police;  sometimes it is a third party (e.g., someone else in the residence, a neighbor, or someone nearby – as in the case … Continue reading Domestic Violence Mandatory Restraining Orders in Colorado

Colorado Criminal Defense: You Must Provide Certain Information Before Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Under Colorado law, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident resulting in injuries or damage to others without first giving the driver’s name, address, and registration number of the vehicle, in addition to providing a driver’s license if requested. The driver must also render reasonable assistance to anyone injured in the accident, … Continue reading Colorado Criminal Defense: You Must Provide Certain Information Before Leaving the Scene of an Accident

The Legality of Colorado Wiretaps: The Judicial Officer, the Application, and Other Requirements

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that warrantless searches and seizures are presumptively invalid. Warrants are required before law enforcement may conduct a wiretap. Neutral and Detached Judicial Officers May Issue Warrants A judge or magistrate issuing a search warrant must be neutral and detached. Judges and magistrates are not to be … Continue reading The Legality of Colorado Wiretaps: The Judicial Officer, the Application, and Other Requirements

Explanation of Jury Selection, or De-Selection, in Colorado Criminal Courts

Jury selection is the first stage of any criminal jury trial. Sometimes it is referred to conversationally as jury de-selection. This is because jury selection is a process of questioning far more jurors than the number of jurors that will actually hear the trial, and eliminating jurors one by one until both parties have completed … Continue reading Explanation of Jury Selection, or De-Selection, in Colorado Criminal Courts