H. Michael Steinberg has over 32 years experience practicing Colorado criminal law. Mr. Steinberg strives to stay current with the ever changing aspects of criminal law issues and updates resulting in his extensive knowledge of successful criminal defense as well as appellate work. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Colorado and Arapahoe Bar Associations.
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New Law In Colorado Compels Police to Advise You of Right to Refuse Search of You or Your Vehicle

Just a quick FYI and a reminder. A new law passed in Colorado requires the police – in the absence of a legal right to search your vehicle – prior to conducting a consensual search of your effects or your vehicle of a person – to inform the person that they are being asked to voluntarily consent to a search and that they have the right to refuse.

The targeted “searchee” must provide oral or written consent.

Again this requirement does not apply to searches conducted under other valid exceptions to the wsearch arrant requirement.