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Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Legal?

Posted by: Russell Hebets       17-Oct-2017       (0) Comments

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Legal? I was speaking to a friend from out of state recently when I mentioned a Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana case that I recently handled. His initial response, like so many others, was “but I thought marijuana is legal in Colorado.” For anyone out there thinking the same thing, think of alcohol as a surrogate for marijuana. Alcohol is legal in your state, right? Yet people are still charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol all the time. The same is true for marijuana, although the similarities largely stop there. Marijuana is d... Read more...

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Legal?

Posted by: Russell Hebets       17-Oct-2017       (0) Comments

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Legal? I was speaking to a friend from out of state recently when I mentioned a Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana case that I recently handled. His initial response, like so many others, was “but I thought marijuana is legal in Colorado.” For anyone ... Read more...

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Legal?

17-Oct-2017

I was speaking to a friend from out of state recently when I mentioned a Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana case that I recently handled. His in... Read more...

Sessions Continues to Threaten Legal Marijuana

Posted by: Russell Hebets       28-Sep-2017       (0) Comments

Sessions Continues to Threaten Legal Marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions (http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/09/20/sessions-marijuana-legalization-opposition/88440/) has made no secret about his attitude towards marijuana, he is vehemently opposed. Since his appointment there have been numerous rumors swirling about potential threats to legal marijuana businesses and states in the nation. Sessions has been fond of reminding the public that marijuana is still federally illegal and believes that it has already proven to be too hard to regulate in places with decriminalization. Of course,... Read more...

Sessions Continues to Threaten Legal Marijuana

Posted by: Russell Hebets       28-Sep-2017       (0) Comments

Sessions Continues to Threaten Legal Marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions (http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/09/20/sessions-marijuana-legalization-opposition/88440/) has made no secret about his attitude towards marijuana, he is vehemently opposed. Since his appointment there have been numerous ... Read more...

Sessions Continues to Threaten Legal Marijuana

28-Sep-2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions (http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/09/20/sessions-marijuana-legalization-opposition/88440/) has made no secret about his a... Read more...

Will Police Spy On You Through Your Phone?

Posted by: Colin McCallin       29-Aug-2017       (0) Comments

Will Police Spy On You Through Your Phone? Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review a case out of the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that addresses Fourth Amendment rights and cell phones. The case is Carpenter vs. United States and is significant because it can change the way digital information is accessed by police and if the access would require a warrant. Moreover, the ruling on this case has the potential to strengthen or seriously weaken the protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment in regards to surveillance. The Fourth Amendment states : The right of the people to be secu... Read more...

Will Police Spy On You Through Your Phone?

Posted by: Colin McCallin       29-Aug-2017       (0) Comments

Will Police Spy On You Through Your Phone? Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review a case out of the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that addresses Fourth Amendment rights and cell phones. The case is Carpenter vs. United States and is significant because it can change the way digital informat... Read more...

Will Police Spy On You Through Your Phone?

29-Aug-2017

Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review a case out of the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that addresses Fourth Amendment rights and cell phones. The c... Read more...

A Client Success Story: Defeating Meth

Posted by: Russell Hebets       22-Aug-2017       (0) Comments

A Client Success Story: Defeating Meth A Client Success Story I recently received a message from a client that I represented many years ago. Although nearly a decade had passed since I represented Scott, I remembered him vividly. He had everything going for him: a good job, a supportive family, and a passion for life. The only problem was that he had become addicted to meth amphetamines. While he was extremely committed to regaining his sobriety and moving forward in life, he was in a daily struggle against the very addictive drug. After many trips to court, I finally convinced the p... Read more...

A Client Success Story: Defeating Meth

Posted by: Russell Hebets       22-Aug-2017       (0) Comments

A Client Success Story: Defeating Meth A Client Success Story I recently received a message from a client that I represented many years ago. Although nearly a decade had passed since I represented Scott, I remembered him vividly. He had everything going for him: a good job, a supportive famil... Read more...

A Client Success Story: Defeating Meth

22-Aug-2017

A Client Success Story I recently received a message from a client that I represented many years ago. Although nearly a decade had passed since I represent... Read more...

Felony DUIs Mean You're Going to Jail

Posted by: Russell Hebets       16-Aug-2017       (0) Comments

Felony DUIs Mean You're Going to Jail In 2015, Colorado passed a law which made a fourth DUI or more a felony offense. By definition, a felony is a crime in which the sentence includes the possibility of prison time. In this case, a felony DUI (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/criminal-law-practice-areas/colorado-felony-dui) is punishable by 2 to 6 years in prison. However, despite the seriousness of this mandate, many of those convicted for felony DUI have only received probationary sentences or nominal jail time. One of the more significant examples (http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/... Read more...

Felony DUIs Mean You're Going to Jail

Posted by: Russell Hebets       16-Aug-2017       (0) Comments

Felony DUIs Mean You're Going to Jail In 2015, Colorado passed a law which made a fourth DUI or more a felony offense. By definition, a felony is a crime in which the sentence includes the possibility of prison time. In this case, a felony DUI (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/criminal-law-practi... Read more...

Felony DUIs Mean You're Going to Jail

16-Aug-2017

In 2015, Colorado passed a law which made a fourth DUI or more a felony offense. By definition, a felony is a crime in which the sentence includes the possi... Read more...

Should Older People be Barred from Driving?

Posted by: Colin McCallin       08-Aug-2017       (0) Comments

Should Older People be Barred from Driving? Utah recently passed a bill to lower the per se limit for DUI from .08, the national standard, to .05. The state argued that numerous studies indicate this would increase safety. However, the American Beverage Institute countered with an ad (https://www.ksl.com/?sid=45000564&nid=960&title=national-beverage-group-likens-utahs-05-dui-law-to-driving-while-old) that stated driving at a .05 makes you no more impaired than driving while over 65 years of age. The ad outraged some people, in particular the legislators who voted for the measure and ar... Read more...

Should Older People be Barred from Driving?

Posted by: Colin McCallin       08-Aug-2017       (0) Comments

Should Older People be Barred from Driving? Utah recently passed a bill to lower the per se limit for DUI from .08, the national standard, to .05. The state argued that numerous studies indicate this would increase safety. However, the American Beverage Institute countered with an ad (https://www.ks... Read more...

Should Older People be Barred from Driving?

08-Aug-2017

Utah recently passed a bill to lower the per se limit for DUI from .08, the national standard, to .05. The state argued that numerous studies indicate this ... Read more...

Bill Cosby Continues to Stave Off Rape Charges

Posted by: Russell Hebets       18-Jul-2017       (0) Comments

Bill Cosby Continues to Stave Off Rape Charges Previously, we blogged on the Bill Cosby (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/denver-criminal-attorney-blog/bill-cosby-trial-begins) sex assault trial prior to a jury verdict. Last month, after over 50 hours and 6 days of deliberation, the jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/criminal-law-practice-areas/sex-crime-attorney) trial came back deadlocked. They could not agree unanimously on his guilt or innocence in any of the 3 charges, so the judge had no choice but to declare a mistrial. However, prosecutors will ... Read more...

Bill Cosby Continues to Stave Off Rape Charges

Posted by: Russell Hebets       18-Jul-2017       (0) Comments

Bill Cosby Continues to Stave Off Rape Charges Previously, we blogged on the Bill Cosby (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/denver-criminal-attorney-blog/bill-cosby-trial-begins) sex assault trial prior to a jury verdict. Last month, after over 50 hours and 6 days of deliberation, the jurors in the Bi... Read more...

Bill Cosby Continues to Stave Off Rape Charges

18-Jul-2017

Previously, we blogged on the Bill Cosby (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/denver-criminal-attorney-blog/bill-cosby-trial-begins) sex assault trial prior... Read more...

Texting and Driving: Worse than DUI?

Posted by: Russell Hebets       06-Jul-2017       (0) Comments

Texting and Driving: Worse than DUI? In recent years cell phones have become ubiquitous and texting has become a primary form of communication. While this adds convenience to our lives it also creates tremendous risks when we text while driving. The Numbers Distracted driving (http://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com/texting-and-driving-stats), which includes texting while driving (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/denver-criminal-attorney-blog/is-texting-while-driving-worse-than-dui), leads to accidents that cause 8 deaths and 1161 injuries every day, making distracted driving a major fa... Read more...

Texting and Driving: Worse than DUI?

Posted by: Russell Hebets       06-Jul-2017       (0) Comments

Texting and Driving: Worse than DUI? In recent years cell phones have become ubiquitous and texting has become a primary form of communication. While this adds convenience to our lives it also creates tremendous risks when we text while driving. The Numbers Distracted driving (http://www.... Read more...

Texting and Driving: Worse than DUI?

06-Jul-2017

In recent years cell phones have become ubiquitous and texting has become a primary form of communication. While this adds convenience to our lives it also ... Read more...

Do I Need A Criminal Lawyer?

Posted by: Colin McCallin       22-Jun-2017       (0) Comments

Do I Need A Criminal Lawyer? Do I Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer? As with anything in life, sometimes there are times where we have to determine whether or not to handle a problem or situation on our own, or if we need to bring in the experience of a professional. In some situations it may make sense to try to handle it on your own, other times it makes far more sense to hire an attorney. Let’s discuss when do you need a lawyer (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/denver-criminal-attorney-blog/don-t-go-pro-pro-se-that-is-why-you-should-hire-an-attorney?A=SearchResult&SearchID=4679... Read more...

Do I Need A Criminal Lawyer?

Posted by: Colin McCallin       22-Jun-2017       (0) Comments

Do I Need A Criminal Lawyer? Do I Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer? As with anything in life, sometimes there are times where we have to determine whether or not to handle a problem or situation on our own, or if we need to bring in the experience of a professional. In some situations i... Read more...

Do I Need A Criminal Lawyer?

22-Jun-2017

Do I Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer? As with anything in life, sometimes there are times where we have to determine whether or not to handle a problem or si... Read more...

Can you Go to Prison for Texting?

Posted by: Russell Hebets       16-Jun-2017       (0) Comments

Can you Go to Prison for Texting? Michelle Carter is a young woman in Boston who is on trial for manslaughter (). While that is tragically unfortunate, the facts of this case are also highly unusual. Michelle’s boyfriend Conrad Roy III, the victim in this case, committed suicide. So why is she on trial? Michelle is accused of encouraging the act through a series of text messages that told Conrad to follow through on his plan and find peace by dying. Michelle was 17 and Conrad was 18 at the time of his death. Conrad died in his truck poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes, while texting an... Read more...

Can you Go to Prison for Texting?

Posted by: Russell Hebets       16-Jun-2017       (0) Comments

Can you Go to Prison for Texting? Michelle Carter is a young woman in Boston who is on trial for manslaughter (). While that is tragically unfortunate, the facts of this case are also highly unusual. Michelle’s boyfriend Conrad Roy III, the victim in this case, committed suicide. So why is... Read more...

Can you Go to Prison for Texting?

16-Jun-2017

Michelle Carter is a young woman in Boston who is on trial for manslaughter (). While that is tragically unfortunate, the facts of this case are also highly... Read more...

Bill Cosby Trial Begins

Posted by: Colin McCallin       09-Jun-2017       (0) Comments

Bill Cosby Trial Begins This week the long awaited trial (http://deadline.com/2017/06/bill-cosby-rape-trial-day-1-arguments-andrea-constand-1202107443/) against Bill Cosby began in Pennsylvania where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman some years ago. Jury selection was a lengthy process and many questioned whether Cosby could receive a fair trial due to his high profile and the visibility of this case. However, the members of the jury were selected from another county, about 300 miles away; they will be sequestered; and they include 7 men, 5 women... Read more...

Bill Cosby Trial Begins

Posted by: Colin McCallin       09-Jun-2017       (0) Comments

Bill Cosby Trial Begins This week the long awaited trial (http://deadline.com/2017/06/bill-cosby-rape-trial-day-1-arguments-andrea-constand-1202107443/) against Bill Cosby began in Pennsylvania where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman some years ago. Ju... Read more...

Bill Cosby Trial Begins

09-Jun-2017

This week the long awaited trial (http://deadline.com/2017/06/bill-cosby-rape-trial-day-1-arguments-andrea-constand-1202107443/) against Bill Cosby began in... Read more...

Tiger Woods and the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by: Russell Hebets       01-Jun-2017       (0) Comments

Tiger Woods and the Opioid Epidemic This past Memorial Day, Tiger woods was arrested. No, this brush with the law had nothing to do with an angry wife chasing him with golf clubs. This arrest stemmed from allegations of drugged driving (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/criminal-law-practice-areas/dui-drunk-driving-defense-lawyer/duid-defense-lawyer). Tiger was found asleep (or passed out, depending on who you ask) in his car early Monday morning. His car had 2 flat tires, with damage to both the front and rear bumper. When law enforcement officers in Jupiter, Florida, woke him, he i... Read more...

Tiger Woods and the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by: Russell Hebets       01-Jun-2017       (0) Comments

Tiger Woods and the Opioid Epidemic This past Memorial Day, Tiger woods was arrested. No, this brush with the law had nothing to do with an angry wife chasing him with golf clubs. This arrest stemmed from allegations of drugged driving (http://www.hebetsmccallin.com/criminal-law-practi... Read more...

Tiger Woods and the Opioid Epidemic

01-Jun-2017

This past Memorial Day, Tiger woods was arrested. No, this brush with the law had nothing to do with an angry wife chasing him with golf clubs. This a... Read more...

Smash and Grab Thefts on the Rise

Posted by: Russell Hebets       26-May-2017       (0) Comments

Smash and Grab Thefts on the Rise A smash and grab is a theft that occurs when the perpetrators drive a car into a building, quickly grab all the merchandise or money that they can and then flee. Even though the act is dramatic, attention getting, and often triggers alarms by breaking through security, they work because they happen so quickly. Just this week a Littleton gun store was hit for the third time this year. The smash and grab approach tends to focus on convenience stores, liquor stores and gun shops. These are places where products are typically not locked up but r... Read more...

Smash and Grab Thefts on the Rise

Posted by: Russell Hebets       26-May-2017       (0) Comments

Smash and Grab Thefts on the Rise A smash and grab is a theft that occurs when the perpetrators drive a car into a building, quickly grab all the merchandise or money that they can and then flee. Even though the act is dramatic, attention getting, and often triggers alarms by breaking... Read more...

Smash and Grab Thefts on the Rise

26-May-2017

A smash and grab is a theft that occurs when the perpetrators drive a car into a building, quickly grab all the merchandise or money that they can and ... Read more...

What to Do When the Police Serve You a Search Warrant

Posted by: Russell Hebets       16-May-2017       (0) Comments

What to Do When the Police Serve You a Search Warrant What Do You Do When Police Serve You a Search Warrant? Officers are only allowed to enter your house without your consent if they have a search warrant. The Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable or unnecessary police searches and seizures. A search warrant allows police officers the right to enter your home and gather incriminating evidence against you. The following information will clarify what a search warrant is, and how you should react if served with one.Defining Search Warrants A search warrant is issued to police officers to gi... Read more...

What to Do When the Police Serve You a Search Warrant

Posted by: Russell Hebets       16-May-2017       (0) Comments

What to Do When the Police Serve You a Search Warrant What Do You Do When Police Serve You a Search Warrant? Officers are only allowed to enter your house without your consent if they have a search warrant. The Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable or unnecessary police searches and seizures. A sea... Read more...

What to Do When the Police Serve You a Search Warrant

16-May-2017

What Do You Do When Police Serve You a Search Warrant? Officers are only allowed to enter your house without your consent if they have a search warrant. Th... Read more...

A Supreme Court Win for Innocent People

Posted by: Russell Hebets       09-May-2017       (0) Comments

A Supreme Court Win for Innocent People In a 7-1 opinion in March of this year, the court ruled that the current scheme in Colorado for exonerated defendants is unconstitutional and that it specifically violated 14th Amendment due process. Nelson v. Colorado () challenged a Colorado law which stated that if a convicted person was exonerated on appeal (or some other type of post-conviction relief) they still had to prove their innocence in a civil proceeding in order to collect compensation for their expenses. In most states, exoneration leads to a refund of any payments a convict... Read more...

A Supreme Court Win for Innocent People

Posted by: Russell Hebets       09-May-2017       (0) Comments

A Supreme Court Win for Innocent People In a 7-1 opinion in March of this year, the court ruled that the current scheme in Colorado for exonerated defendants is unconstitutional and that it specifically violated 14th Amendment due process. Nelson v. Colorado () challenged a Colorado la... Read more...

A Supreme Court Win for Innocent People

09-May-2017

In a 7-1 opinion in March of this year, the court ruled that the current scheme in Colorado for exonerated defendants is unconstitutional and that it ... Read more...


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