Introduction: Knowing the Players in the Colorado Criminal Justice System
When a person is charged with a crime in the Colorado criminal justice system a thorough understanding of the balance of power among the three key actors that will play a role in their case – the Judge, the District Attorney, and the Defense Lawyer – can be instructive.
Introduction – A Reckless Driving Conviction Can Impact Your Life
There is an important line that is crossed when a Colorado police writes you a summons for reckless driving rather than the lesser charge of careless driving.
Introduction – “Justice Screams for a Remedy Here.”
The clash between the criminal law of states, such as Colorado, and federal immigration law has never been more stark than a silent crisis now occurring all over the United States. A crisis of such proportion that Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel recently said, in addressing this issue, “Justice screams for a remedy here.”
Introduction – Justice Delayed
You have not heard from your criminal defense lawyer for weeks …You might ask yourself “Why is this case taking so damn long?”
It is common for threats of civil lawsuits to have the impact of a kind of extortion. Typically, one side blusters and threatens the other side with a lawsuit that will “destroy them” if they don’t settle in a way that is acceptable to the party making the threats.
The question is raised as to whether the person making this kind of threat is committing the crime of extortion. To answer that question, a close analysis of the complex crime of extortion is needed.
By Colorado Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer – Attorney – H. Michael Steinberg
A recent case in New York City – clearly points out what can go wrong in a felony sex crime prosecution.
Darrell Dula – 26 – was one of four men – charged in a NY sexual assault case. His case was dismissed after an over zealous prosecutor was found to have violated New York’s criminal procedural laws involving basic fairness.