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New law makes police report if they seize funds from individuals

When you're pulled over for a traffic violation, the last thing you'd expect is ending up in jail or having your money seized from you. That happened in a case recently, where a man traveling to an auction with $50,000 was accused of having drugs. His cash was seized, even though the officer didn't use a trained drug-sniffing dog and had not found any drugs in the man's possession.

What are some DUI penalties in Colorado?

Colorado has many DUI laws that could affect you and how you're penalized if you're arrested and convicted of a DUI. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can land you with a DUI that has the potential to cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars, threaten your license and could put you in jail.

Do you have a right to appeal a conviction?

After you go through a trial for a criminal act, you may be found guilty. That doesn't have to be the end of your case, though. If the case has been unfair or you believe another court may come to a different conclusion, then you may wish to pursue an appeal. You have a right to appeal any conviction and the sentencing received.

Social media can help you avoid criminal convictions

If you're accused of raping or sexually assaulting another person, you have every right to be offended and to defend yourself. You may have found yourself in a situation where you're facing allegations out of revenge, and that's not fair to you. Fortunately, your attorney can help you in a number of ways.

Solitary confinement: Continued torture?

Solitary confinement. It's long been debated as cruel and inhumane, yet it's still used in the American prison system. The purpose is to extend punishment in the prison system, but "administrative segregation," as it's called in the system, isn't all it's cut out to be. Meals come three times a day through a slot in the door, and the person in the cell has little to no interaction with anyone for 23 hours a day.

Why a plea bargain is a good option in court

The first step in a trial for some is to consider a plea bargain. In most cases, a plea bargain can be made outside court and make it so you never have to step foot inside the courtroom. There are a few reasons why you may want to consider a plea bargain. For instance, you can avoid the expense of going to trial if you consider taking a plea bargain.

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