Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard in a Seasonal Wildlife-Vehicle Collision

Posted in Automobile Accidents by Welsh Law Office on November 24, 2021

Breeding season, Daylight Savings Time, and snowfall at lower elevations have led to high numbers of wildlife-vehicle collisions. In November, deer, moose, elk, and bighorn sheep are on the move during migration and mating season. Drivers must be particularly vigilant during this season. Daylight Savings Time means drivers are returning home at dusk, the time of day when wildlife is on the move.

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What Is Samson’s Law?

Posted in Wildlife Defense by Welsh Law Office on November 16, 2021

Colorado prides itself on its diverse natural wildlife, so it is only fitting that state law acts to preserve and protect it. Hunters must be aware of the various laws around hunting wildlife in the state in order to avoid fines and penalties. One of the more interesting but lesser-known laws that hunters must observe is Samson’s Law. Samson’s law places stiff penalties on those who illegally hunt trophy animals so we can protect the lives and populations of Colorado wildlife. If you are a keen hunter in Colorado, keep reading to find out how this law may affect you.

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Consequences of a Felony DUI

Posted in DUI by Welsh Law Office on August 14, 2021

Driving under the influence is usually a misdemeanor in Colorado. But it becomes a Class 4 felony when it occurs after three or more prior convictions for separate and distinct incidents of DWAI, DUI, DUI per se, vehicular homicide involving alcohol or drugs, vehicular assault (collectively, DUI) or any combination. A conviction means a guilty verdict, or a deferred sentence or adjudication if you failed to satisfy the conditions of the court. The lookback period for prior DUI convictions is an entire lifetime. Any DUI conviction in any state counts as a prior conviction for felony DUI purposes in Colorado.

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Complying With State and Federal Telecom Laws in Colorado

Posted in Wireless Telecommunications by Welsh Law Office on August 5, 2021

Cell tower in front of lightly cloudy blue skyThe boom of the internet, social media, and smartphone services would not have been possible without the expansion of our country’s telecommunications networks. As a whole, this network is highly dependent on the various contracts, leases, and agreements between hundreds of companies, each of which has to comply with various overlapping laws.

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What Happens If You Violate a Colorado Wildlife Law?  

Posted in Wildlife Defense by Welsh Law Office on July 22, 2021

Hunter in field with rifleEven the most diligent hunters can make mistakes. Colorado’s hunting regulations can be quite complicated – hunting a certain species of animal might be allowed one season, but not allowed the next. In addition to being aware of which game can be hunted during each specific season, hunters must also be well-versed in other types of rules and regulations. It is not unusual for hunters with the best of intentions to receive a fine from $50 to $10,000-plus, depending on the violation in question. While most hunters are conscientious and careful, in Colorado, they are likely to unwittingly commit a violation of some sort.

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