You certainly have options when you choose an injury lawyer. There are a number of us in Colorado and most of us can take more cases, including yours. But if you are reading this that is probably not good enough for you. Given that you are searching and actually reading something about/by your potential lawyer, you don’t seem like a person who chooses an attorney based on the first commercial you see on the television in […]
When you hear the phrase “frivolous lawsuit”, what do you think of? All personal injury lawsuits? All neck injuries? McDonald’s? Something else?
Now consider how much you know about this issue. If you thought of a specific case, how much do you know about that case? Have you ever looked into any specific facts related to that case?
If you thought of an entire class of cases, how much do you know about that type of injury? Is your belief based[…]
Common Methods of Identifying a Suspect Most law enforcement agencies continue to use “line-ups” for witness identification. Some consider this the most reliable method of suspect identification available to them, and reserve these procedures for their most serious cases. The process takes time and effort, after all. Police officers must gather “fillers”, who are the additional people standing in the line-up when a witness attempts to identify a suspect. Often, and surprisingly even in very serious cases, police will simply print […]
For the Accused, A Fair Trial Requires a Full and Open Discovery Process
When it comes to a government prosecuting an individual, the government always has the advantage. Arguably, the government always has access to greater resources than the accused. Their case begins with government-funded investigations that essentially have no limits on the amount of time and resources they can assign to a case. Most prosecutors also have their own investigators who can go out and further investigate any issues […]
Many people (jurors) assume confessions are a reliable indication of guilt. That makes confessions a very important aspect of a criminal case. Because so many jurors will simply accept a confession as true, presenting unreliable confessions to juries results in innocent people going to prison. We know this is true, and there is every indication that it continues to happen. In fact, of DNA exonerations studied by the Innocence Project, more than 1 out of 4 of those convicted and […]
Bite Mark Evidence Is Still Getting It Wrong – But Courts Are Fine with That
Bite mark evidence impressed many in the 1970s and 1980s. As an early example, bite marks received plenty of attention during the trial of Ted Bundy. Prosecutors fell in love with the idea that a positive and reliable match between dental records and physical evidence on a victim’s body could be the key to getting their conviction. Many of them still readily accept that the evidence […]
No one should have to put up with an abusive or controlling spouse. If you are filing for divorce, you and your spouse will automatically be issued something called a temporary injunction. This is a type of less severe restraining order.
Under the temporary injunction, both parties are prohibited from “disturbing the peace” of the other spouse. You will not be able to change, waste, or move marital assets, nor will you be able to move children out of the […]