R. Jake Johnson Of Counsel BAR ADMISSIONS Colorado Kansas Missouri Mr. Johnson joined Pollart Miller in 2011 and focuses his practice on insurance defense litigation, including representing companies and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and liability matters, and defending individuals and business charged with committing a [...]
Coronavirus has changed our day to day lives in many ways, including the court and jail systems. Given just how contagious the virus has proven to be, Colorado has taken steps to change how low level offenses are being handled. Officials in Denver and Boulder have given directives to law enforcement to reduce arrests for [...]
If you are seeking employment, a new apartment or home, or if you need to get a loan, there’s a very high likelihood that the people in charge of deciding whether or not you will get what you want are going to do a background check on you. Why should you care? Because background checks [...]
Breath Tests and How They May Impact Your DUI or DWAI Case Denver criminal defense lawyers specializing in drunk driving cases are questioning the validity of thousands of DUI and DWAI convictions after a state technician who certified the Intoxilyzer 9000 breath-test machines said his signature was forged on more than 100 records on file [...]
Many Coloradans love guns and are supporters of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. State laws vary dramatically on the rights of residents to carry firearms, and Colorado is one of the more permissive states regarding gun laws. However, any weapons charges resulting from illegal possession or carrying of a firearm are still harshly [...]
Colorado does not have a specific statute that defines “domestic violence” and you will not find a crime titled Domestic Violence anywhere in the Colorado criminal code. Instead, domestic violence is a broad term that is separated into categories of behavior that are inflicted upon a person with whom the actor is or has been [...]
If you were found to be in possession of controlled substances considered illegal to possess under the law of Colorado then there are various levels of severity for this charge, including possession, cultivation, intent to distribute, and trafficking of a controlled substance. Each one has its own penalties, each one worse than the last. The criminal law team at Pollart and Miller LLC can help you understand the circumstances behind the charges filed against you in order to prepare the proper defense.
Battery and assault are often used together but in fact, they are two distinct charges that can be leveled against a person. Due to them being different crimes, the penalties are different for each as well. Nevertheless, these charges are often used together in a criminal case in order to sufficiently describe the fullness of a person's actions.
Colorado theft is said to be common and occur when a person intentionally retains, obtains or controls anything of value belonging to another individual, without authorization from the owner, or by deception or threat. Theft crimes may include but are not limited to shoplifting, embezzlement, larceny, and pretenses. Understanding everything about theft is crucial in order to avoid it.
This Summer has been brutally hot here in Colorado and many of us are likely trying to beat the heat by spending time on one of Colorado’s numerous lakes or reservoirs. It is likely no surprise that hot weather, lakes and boats often go hand-in-hand with cold alcoholic beverages. Therefore, we wanted to clarify a [...]