October 2016 Archives

What Is Ineffective Assistance of Counsel?

When people think of legal malpractice, they typically associate it with a lost case due to an inadequate lawyer. Though this is oversimplification of a complex concept, this type of potential legal malpractice likely falls under ineffective assistance of counsel. Many just call it bad lawyering.

How to get your landlord to make repairs

Many renters know just how hard it can be to get a landlord to make repairs. Even when you think your apartment is so far into disrepair that it's unsafe, you may struggle to get anything accomplished. You don't want to pay for these repairs yourself, and you may not know how to make them, so how do you get your landlord to do it?

Even warrantless arrests require probable cause

To come to your home and arrest you, the police typically need a warrant. To get that warrant, they need to have probable cause. They'll go before a judge, show him or her what evidence they have and why they think an arrest needs to be made. Then, with that in hand, they'll come and make the arrest.

What is the leading cause of nonfatal injuries?

There are thousands of ways to be injured on a day-to-day basis in Colorado. Threats are everywhere, from being hit by a car as you pull out of your driveway to slipping on a wet floor at the grocery store to falling down an ill-maintained stairway at work. While you can't predict them all, it does help to know what the leading causes of injuries are in the United States so you know how these are likely to occur.

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