Category: Criminal & DUI Defense Articles

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The Many Problems of Criminal Mandatory Protection Orders in Colorado A mandatory protection order (sometimes referred to simply as an “MPO” or a restraining order) is court order against a defendant (restrained party) in a criminal case which requires them to not harass, molest, intimidate, retaliate against, or tamper with any witness or … Continue reading

restraining order

What is a Mandatory Protection Order (MPO)? Under Colorado Revised Statute 18-1-1001, whenever an individual is charged with a crime in Colorado, the court orders a mandatory protection order (sometimes called a restraining order). This order goes into effect at the time the person is advised of their rights at their arraignment date. … Continue reading

child abuse

If you have been accused of child abuse or neglect, you could be facing heart-breaking repercussions. Besides the stigma associated with a child abuse or neglect charge; child abuse charges can result in broad repercussions that can include probation, fines, various required classes and evaluations, and even jail. Moreover, when the Department of … Continue reading

driving on prescribed medications

But My Doctor Told Me to Take It!!! Recently my practice, Peakstone Law Group, LLC has seen an increase in calls from potential clients charged with Driving Under the Influence of prescribed medications. Apparently several local police agencies, including the Colorado Springs Police Department, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado State … Continue reading

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Congratulations! Your case was dismissed! Maybe the prosecutor dismissed your case because you took some classes they wanted. Maybe the prosecutor didn’t have sufficient evidence to charge you, or if you were charged, to proceed with those charges. Maybe you went to trial and were acquitted. Whatever the reason—you’re done! Right? Well, not … Continue reading