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Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense ,

Be advised that you can be charged with a crime labeled with domestic violence even if you do not hit your partner with whom you have an intimate relationship.  Domestic violence is an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom you are or have been involved in an intimate relationship.  Domestic violence includes any other crime against a person or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.  For example, if you harm your girlfriend's dog in an effort to exercise control over her or as an act of revenge, you can be charged with a crime labeled with domestic violence. 

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Motor Scooters/D.U.I.

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D.U.I. & Traffic,

There is an urban legend that says:  If a motor scooter has an engine that is 50 cc or less, then the driver is not subject to being charged with a D.U.I. if he/she drinks and hops on a scooter.  Be advised that the State Legislature, in defining a motor vehicle in Section 42-1-102(58) C.R.S. 2011, has specifically included a low-power scooter in the definition of motor vehicle.  Therefore, if you drink and hop on your scooter you can be arrested and successfully prosecuted for D.U.I.  I have had clients who live in the downtown area and like to ride their scooters into LoDo to party.  You cannot drink and operate a scooter without risking arrest for a D.U.I.  Please walk or take a cab. 

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Auto Insurance

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Personal Injury,

Thirty percent of drivers in Colorado do not have bodily injury liability insurance.  This coverage would pay you for your injuries and losses you suffer if injured by another driver.  If the other driver does not have this insurance, how can you be compensated for your injuries, damages and losses?

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