The 5 Most Common DUI Defense Arguments

Posted in DUI by Welsh Law Office on March 2, 2022

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If you are facing DUI charges, your attorney should raise every available defense to help protect your freedom and your future. You could face mandatory jail time and fines and lose your driver’s license. A DUI arrest does not necessarily equal a conviction. Defenses will depend on the circumstances of your particular case.

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What If I Hurt Somebody in a DUI Accident in Colorado?

Posted in DUI by Welsh Law Office on February 1, 2022

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Driving under the influence is a serious offense to begin with. It becomes even more serious when someone is hurt in a DUI accident. In Colorado, if you are driving under the influence and cause a crash in which someone is injured, you can be charged with both DUI and vehicular assault. If another person is killed, the crime becomes vehicular homicide.

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Colorado is a Leading Hotspot in the Nation for Car Theft Crimes

Posted in Criminal Defense by Welsh Law Office on January 13, 2022

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Colorado is a leading hotspot for car thefts, the third highest in the nation. The Denver Metro area has been heavily hit with motor vehicle thefts, reported by CBS Channel 4. The news outlet revealed that about 3,000 car thefts are reported in the state monthly, with Denver having 73% of the state’s total car thefts, a 120% increase over the prior year. Broomfield County has had a staggering 352% increase in car thefts, with Douglas County a 164% increase, and Jefferson County up 135%.

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Environmental Protections and Cell Tower Construction

Posted in Wireless Telecommunications by Welsh Law Office on January 6, 2022

The developing of a new cell tower requires juggling several complex factors. A property owner must make sure their real estate is properly appraised, that they are abiding by local zoning laws, and that they have a strong lease agreement. Another major factor to consider is the environmental impact of a cell site and if local or state laws will restrict construction.

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What to Do If You’ve Been Charged with a Felony in Colorado

Posted in Criminal Defense by Welsh Law Office on December 30, 2021

Felonies are the most serious crimes with the stiffest penalties. They typically involve violence and are usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or death. The right to a court-appointed attorney is usually triggered by felony charges. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and usually carry penalties that include jail time up to one year. They are charged by written indictment, and low-income defendants may not be entitled to a court-appointed attorney in many jurisdictions.

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Getting Permission to Hunt on Private Land

Posted in Criminal Defense by Welsh Law Office on December 17, 2021

In Colorado, you must have permission from the land owner before entering private property. Hunters can be charged with trespassing violations without realizing they were committing a crime. Private lands do not have to be fenced or posted, and it is too easy to wander onto them accidentally when you are out hunting. Trespassing is a serious offense. A conviction can have a negative impact on your future, including criminal penalties and loss of your hunting privileges.

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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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Accident Photos Can Help With Your Settlement

Posted in Automobile Accidents by Welsh Law Office on November 16, 2021

Photos help you preserve evidence in a car accident case. They can help support your legal claim and provide proof of damages and fault. Whether you are negotiating with an insurance company or pursuing a claim in civil court, accident pictures can help with your settlement or award. If you were too badly injured in the crash to take pictures yourself, have a trusted friend or family member take them for you as soon as possible after the accident.

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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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