Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers |Law Office of Andres R. Guevara http://guevaracoloradolaw.com If you have been charged with a felony, drug charge, DUI, misdemeanor, federal case, assault, or any crime in Denver, call Denver attorney Andres R. Guevara Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:35:52 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 “Saved by the Bell” Star Dustin Diamond Violates Probation, Owes Wisconsin $94,000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/dustin-diamond-violates-probation/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/dustin-diamond-violates-probation/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:13:07 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3187 Like many Millennials, “Saved by the Bell” was a staple of my childhood. Along with the high waisted, acid washed jeans and A.C. Slater’s infamous curly mullet, the popular cable show captivated young viewers with its relatable, yet, corny storylines. Thinking back to the early 1990s, mainstream entertainment seemed to regurgitate Nancy Regan’s anti-drug, “just

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Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell arrested probation violation

Like many Millennials, “Saved by the Bell” was a staple of my childhood. Along with the high waisted, acid washed jeans and A.C. Slater’s infamous curly mullet, the popular cable show captivated young viewers with its relatable, yet, corny storylines. Thinking back to the early 1990s, mainstream entertainment seemed to regurgitate Nancy Regan’s anti-drug, “just say no” campaign. “Saved by the Bell” echoed this narrative by exaggerating the dangers of drug use.

 

We saw the dramatic meltdown and quasi-intervention of straight-A student, Jessie Spano, as she struggled to confront her dangerous addiction to caffeine pills. Later, before the gang filmed the anti-marijuana “there’s no hope with dope” PSA, the class reflected on the unrelated deaths of NBA player, Len Bias, and actor John Belushi. Although marijuana played no part in their tragic overdoses, it was great propaganda nonetheless.

Cue Dustin Diamond, aka, Samuel “Screech” Powers; the lovable nerd who penned an autobiography claiming that drinking and recreational drug use was rampant off-camera. In contrast with Screech’s wholesome persona, Dustin Diamond now faces more legal trouble in Wisconsin. Last week, NBC News reported that Diamond was in custody in the Ozaukee County Jail for violating the terms of his probation.

You may remember hearing about the 2014 barroom brawl that sent Mr. Diamond to jail for 60 days following his conviction for stabbing a patron in a Port Washington, WI bar. Upon being released from jail he was placed on supervised probation, which prohibited him from using drugs or alcohol.

After a drug test showed traces of Oxycodone in his system Mr. Diamond initially denied using any drugs, but later claimed that he may have ingested the painkiller to manage a toothache.

Not long after serving two days in jail for the violation Mr. Diamond received more bad news from the Badger State. On June 16, 2016 a Denver Post article revealed that Dustin Diamond owes $93,768 in back taxes. Unfortunately for Diamond, there’s no bell that can save him from the IRS.

 

Author:  Criminal Defense Attorney Andres R. Guevara

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Indecent Exposure Charges Filed Against Denver Firefighter http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/indecent-exposure-denver-firefighter/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/indecent-exposure-denver-firefighter/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:33:09 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3180   Denver firefighter, Timothy Plybon, 34, has been placed on paid administrative leave following his June 6th arrest for indecent exposure. Although witnesses have offered different accounts of what happened, the alleged incident happened inside From Mexico Con Amor, a local candy store in the Town Center of Aurora. In a police report obtained by

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Denver firefighter, Timothy Plybon, 34, has been placed on paid administrative leave following his June 6th arrest for indecent exposure. Although witnesses have offered different accounts of what happened, the alleged incident happened inside From Mexico Con Amor, a local candy store in the Town Center of Aurora.

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In a police report obtained by 9news, witnesses observed Plybon walking around the store with his penis in his hand; possibly masturbating while other customers were present. One store employee told police she was helping two teenage girls at the time Plybon entered the store.

Aurora Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler said Plybon was confronted by an off-duty officer, refused to stop, and attempted to drive away. Plybon was ultimately stopped after being cornered by mall security.

Plybon, a Denver Firefighter since 2007, was issued a summons for misdemeanor indecent exposure. The class 1 misdemeanor carries a possible sentence of 6 to 18 months in jail. Depending on the particular facts of the case and the final disposition, Plybon could be required to register as a sex offender in Colorado

Mr. Plybon’s arrest is the latest embarrassment for the Denver Fire Department. Over the past few years the Denver Fire Department’s reputation has taken heat for numerous sexual harassment allegations; resulting in a $75,000 settlement, as well as claims of institutional racism based on DFD’s history of lacking diversity in supervisory roles.

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Sixteen Arrested in Alleged Denver Drug Sting http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/denver-drug-sting/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/denver-drug-sting/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:12:45 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3175 Adams County COCCA Arrest Nabs Sixteen After ten months of undercover investigation, the DEA, Front Range Drug Task force, and local law enforcement seized $30,000 in cash, more than a half-pound of cocaine, various weapons and numerous prescription drugs after searching homes in Arvada, Commerce City, Lakewood, and Thornton. As a result of Thursday’s sting

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Adams County COCCA Arrest Nabs Sixteen

After ten months of undercover investigation, the DEA, Front Range Drug Task force, and local law enforcement seized $30,000 in cash, more than a half-pound of cocaine, various weapons and numerous prescription drugs after searching homes in Arvada, Commerce City, Lakewood, and Thornton.

As a result of Thursday’s sting operation, the Adams County District Attorney’s office charged sixteen individuals with multiple drug and conspiracy charges. Three individuals have been charged in violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA), for alleged racketeering and operating a criminal enterprise. The remaining people were charged with various felony drug sale and possession charges.

According to the Denver Post all three COCCA defendants are in custody but police are still searching for a fourth suspect. Cynthia Orozco, of Commerce City; and Arturo Valenzuela, of Thornton are in custody on a $250,000 bond, while Carlo A. Nieto, of Lakewood is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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Modeled after the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), COCCA charges are often filed in large drug operations, financial fraud cases, and child prostitution cases. To be convicted of a COCCA offense the prosecution must prove that the defendant unlawfully participated – directly or indirectly – in an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity.

Under Colorado law, COCCA cases carry enhanced sentences well beyond the normal sentence for simple drug conspiracy charges. Categorized as Class 2 felonies, COCCA cases have a presumptive sentence ranging from 8 to 24 years in prison. This means that anyone accused of these cases is facing serious prison sentences.

In recent years the Adams County District Attorney’s office has filed COCCA charges on hundreds of Colorado residents. As a part of the local “war on drugs” Denver County, Weld County, and El Paso county have also prosecuted dozens of individuals for their alleged conspiracy and racketeering behavior.

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Aggravated Driving and Colorado Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/aggravated-driving-habitual-traffic-offender/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/aggravated-driving-habitual-traffic-offender/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:58:30 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3166 Denver Habitual Traffic Offender In Colorado there are many ways in which a person can earn the status as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). C.R.S. 42-2-202 classifies a Habitual Traffic Offender as: Any person, resident or nonresident, who has been convicted of three qualifying, separate and distinct driving offenses within a seven year period, based

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Denver Habitual Traffic Offender

In Colorado there are many ways in which a person can earn the status as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO).

C.R.S. 42-2-202 classifies a Habitual Traffic Offender as:

  1. Any person, resident or nonresident, who has been convicted of three qualifying, separate and distinct driving offenses within a seven year period, based on the date of violation, not conviction. Qualifying offenses that lead to a 5 year license revocation include, but are not limited to:
  1. If a person has 10 or more convictions of separate and distinct driving offenses within five years where the offenses carried four or more points each, or;
  1. If a person has eighteen or more convictions of separate and distinct offenses within five years where each offense carried three points or less.

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Colorado Habitual Traffic Offender Penalties

Although many people falsely believe that traffic offenses don’t carry serious consequences, a Habitual Traffic Offender will have their license revoked for 5 years. Depending on the driver’s record he or she may be eligible to reinstate his or her license early upon contacting the DMV and meeting their reinstatement conditions.

Colorado Aggravated Driving with a Revoked License, C.R.S. 42-2-206

A person commits the crime of aggravated driving with a revoked license if they are found to be a Habitual Traffic Offender and then operates a motor vehicle in Colorado while the revocation is in effect, and also commits any of the following offenses:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Driving while ability impaired (DWAI)
  • Reckless driving
  • Eluding or attempting to elude a police officer
  • Vehicular eluding

Aggravated Driving with a Revoked License Penalties

Any person convicted of aggravated driving with a revoked license commits a class 6 felony, punishable by a prison sentence between 1 year and 18 months.

Denver is particularly harsh of habitual traffic offenders in that the Denver Municipal Code allows the Denver Police to seize and impound the vehicles of habitual traffic offenders. Labeled as a “public nuisance” the vehicles can be permanently taken through civil forfeiture proceedings.

If you’ve been charged as a Habitual Traffic Offender or Aggravated Driving without a license you need competent legal advice from a Colorado criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the nuances of DMV proceedings. At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara our attorneys will work diligently to protect your legal rights and your driver’s license.  Please contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help.

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Denver Latinos Concerned about Officer Shootings http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/denver-latinos-concerned-officer-shootings/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/denver-latinos-concerned-officer-shootings/#respond Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:15:10 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3143 Denver Police Shootings Go Unchallenged In so many cases around the country and here at home in Denver, Colorado, police shootings fall under the radar and go unchallenged. While we hear of a few bigger shooting cases, many more police shootings go unreported. Maybe its because the victims were unlucky and didn’t have an eyewitness

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Denver Police Shootings Go Unchallenged

In so many cases around the country and here at home in Denver, Colorado, police shootings fall under the radar and go unchallenged. While we hear of a few bigger shooting cases, many more police shootings go unreported. Maybe its because the victims were unlucky and didn’t have an eyewitness videotaping the encounter, or perhaps because video is kept under lock and seal pending an investigation.

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In Denver, members of the Hispanic community are speaking up against police shootings of citizens. The Denver Police Department, in an public relations effort, is reaching out to representatives to discuss the rash of shootings. But these attempts have been a case of 2 steps forward, one step back. In March, representatives from Denver law enforcement met with the family of Latinos who have been shot and killed by police officers. The meeting was set-up as an outreach. However, family members were told that the meetings would only occur if they kept the news media in the dark and didn’t bring attorneys. So much for being transparent.

This month, members of Denver’s Latino community met with law enforcement and expressed concerns over the repeated police shootings of youth in the city.  They also expressed frustration that despite all the complaints, nothing has changed.  For example, far too many police shootings involve people who are kept from medical attention until it is too late.

For example, in 2015, police shot 17 year old Jessica Hernandez and in 2014 Ryan Ronquillo.  Both shootings were deemed justified by the Denver DA and controversy surrounds both cases.  Specially, in Ronquillo’s case, police waited for paramedics to arrive to aid the shooting victim and the lack of on scene medical attention contributed to his death.

In Denver, citizens are getting fed up with the rash of police shootings and instead of standing on the sidelines, the Latino community is taking a stand and demanding answers to tough questions.  The next step is to see if Denver’s police department starts making the necessary changes or if they continue to stonewall.

 

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Don’t Blame Marijuana for Denver Crime Increase http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/dont-blame-marijuana-denver-crime-increase/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/dont-blame-marijuana-denver-crime-increase/#respond Wed, 25 May 2016 14:59:58 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3123 People need a boogeyman and for the “War on Drugs” folks, after marijuana was legalized in Denver, anything that could be blamed on marijuana was blamed on the drug.  So, in Denver we have had news reports around Halloween that Denver Police were concerned that children were going to get candy infused with marijuana and

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People need a boogeyman and for the “War on Drugs” folks, after marijuana was legalized in Denver, anything that could be blamed on marijuana was blamed on the drug.  So, in Denver we have had news reports around Halloween that Denver Police were concerned that children were going to get candy infused with marijuana and THC.  Talk about a needless scare.  It turned out that the total number of cases where some kid got marijuana for Halloween was a whopping zero.

That’s right, zero.

Perhaps more disgusting is that Colorado police and government officials knew that there were no cases of kids getting marijuana/marihuana candy for Halloween.  And they still told the lie and the news folks ate it up.

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Marijuana Legalization isn’t making people into Gangsters or Hardened Criminals.

Marijuana Not to Blame for Crime Increase in Denver

As Denver’s population grows, it is naturally expected that there might be an increase in crime and sure enough, the beginning of 2016 shows a slight increase in crime along the Front Range.  As if on cue, the haters have come out of their caves to try to blame the boogeyman (marijuana) for this increase.

Recently, our neighbor to the South, New Mexico, considered a measure to legalize marijuana.  Of all of the states bordering us, New Mexico is by far the most likely to legalize.  Its a “blue” Democratic state (despite its current governor) and surely they must have seen that marijuana legalization in the Mile High City hasn’t led to some zombie apocalypse breaking out.  Plus, wouldn’t you as a state want some of these tax dollars? (hint to neighboring Kansas, whose budget is swimming in red)

Sadly, legalization failed and one of the reasons cited was a comment by New Mexico Republican William Sharer who pointed his crooked finger at Denver and proclaimed that since pot was legalized in 2014, Denver crime has increased.

Poor Mr. Sharer must have failed basic statistics and history in college, and may have missed out on the class where the professor warned not to confused “correlation” with “causation.”  I mean, under this analysis I could blame an increase in crime on Peyton Manning or the Broncos winning the Super Bowl.  Hasn’t crime increased since that great game?  I guess the Broncos winning led to an increase in crime!  Um, no.

Thankfully, people who actually care about evidence looked at the crime numbers and determined that this is just more fear mongering.

First, any increase in crime is minimized when you consider an increase in population.  Denver is a growing city and an increase in people correlates to a comparable increase in crime.

Second, and more importantly, people in Colorado have been keep tracking of the actual crimes being committed (perhaps in part to smack down the haters who continue to spread nonsense about marijuana).  Since 2012, officials have crunched the numbers and have determined the following:

In any given year, marijuana-related crimes account for less than one percent       of all crimes. 

That is less than one percent.  Not zero, but pretty dammed close.

And that ratio hasn’t changed.  Even with the increase in population, marijuana is accounting for less that one percent of all crimes.  The fear that marijuana legalization is causing crime is sheer nonsense, but the lies will continue unless we stand up to the lies and misinformation.  We won’t convince those who peddle in fear or individuals/companies that financially benefit from the so-called War on Drugs.  However, maybe we can start educating everyone else.

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Bilingual Criminal Defense Lawyer: Why It Helps |Denver Criminal Attorney http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/bilingual-criminal-defense-lawyer-helps/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/bilingual-criminal-defense-lawyer-helps/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 18:21:45 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3121 Having a bilingual criminal defense attorney at your side in court can be the difference between winning and losing your case.  Sounds like an exaggeration?  Well, its not. If your attorney cannot actually speak your language, that means that details can be missed in a case.  These details can be big facts or small facts–either

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Having a bilingual criminal defense attorney at your side in court can be the difference between winning and losing your case.  Sounds like an exaggeration?  Well, its not. If your attorney cannot actually speak your language, that means that details can be missed in a case.  These details can be big facts or small facts–either way, you can’t afford to work with an attorney who can’t understand you or the witnesses in your criminal case.

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Why a Bilingual Criminal Attorney Matters

Imagine a situation where you are arrested in Denver, or in a nearby county such as Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Douglas, or Weld.  You are completely innocent of the charges and you are talking to your attorney about the facts of the case.  One of the major facts is that the person accusing you used an expression which in your language is a threat or insult.  But it doesn’t translate clearly into English and only a person familiar with your language or culture understands what is being said. In certain countries, for instance, some words are curse words while that same word means something else in a different country.  If your attorney doesn’t understand either, how will this criminal attorney help you?  How can he or she present your case clearly?

And this is just one of a million examples. Every day, people who speak Spanish are represented by attorneys who know only enough Spanish to order at a restaurant.  In those instances, the attorneys should use an interpreter to communicate with a client or witness.  If an interpreter is used, then many of the problems or concerns that arise can be avoided. For example, not every attorney in our office speaks fluent Spanish, but these attorneys use a native Spanish speaker as an interpreter.

Having someone who actually knows the language can make a huge difference. For one, clients feel more comfortable speaking with someone who understands them.

Have you ever tried to speak your native language to a person you know doesn’t understand you complete?  When you try to do this, do you find that you cut out a lot of details, that you try to rush through and sometimes you even avoid communicating?  This can happen with clients who are faced with an attorney who doesn’t understand them.  The client talks less and leaves out critical details.  In a criminal case, those differences can be huge and could mean the difference between winning and losing a case.

Beware of Attorneys Who Aren’t Really Bilingual

A criminal defense attorney can put on their website: Hablamos Espanol? But what does that mean? In most cases it means that there is probably a person in that office space who speaks some amount of Spanish? But how much and how well? You can’t know for sure. Don’t assume that just because a criminal defense attorney has a Spanish-sounding last name that they can actual speak Spanish. For years, Colorado had a senator with a Spanish sounding last name who couldn’t actually speak Spanish.

Almost every time I go to court I see criminal defense attorneys that pretend on their website that they speak Spanish. And when I actually see them in action, these attorneys will sometimes use the client’s family member to translate. Or else these same attorneys speak broken Spanish at a high school or middle-school level.

Fluent doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. I grew up in a Spanish-speaking household. My parents were Cuban and had moved here in the 1960s. I learned to speak in Spanish before I learned English. For years, the only way English was spoken in the house was when we watched television. Not every criminal defense attorney should claim to read, write, or speak Spanish well even though many will try.

You wouldn’t want to hire a criminal attorney to handle your case at trial if they could barely speak English. Don’t settle for a attorney who only claims to be bilingual if what you want is someone who really is bilingual. There is a difference and you can hear it.

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Should You Enter a Guilty Plea to a Sex Crime? | Denver Sex Crime http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/enter-guilty-plea-sex-crime-denver/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/enter-guilty-plea-sex-crime-denver/#respond Tue, 24 May 2016 03:38:58 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3118 A guilty plea to a sex crime can change your life forever.  Sex crimes are some of the most serious felony criminal cases in Colorado and the law will harshly punish people who plea guilty or are found guilty of a sex crime.  So what should you do if you are charged with any of a

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A guilty plea to a sex crime can change your life forever.  Sex crimes are some of the most serious felony criminal cases in Colorado and the law will harshly punish people who plea guilty or are found guilty of a sex crime.  So what should you do if you are charged with any of a long list of sexual offenses?

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Consult with a Sex Offense Criminal Lawyer

First, speak to an expert.  And by expert I mean a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in sex offenses.  You don’t want just any attorney or someone who mostly handles DUIs or misdemeanors.  There is nothing wrong with those types of case and heck, our firm defends people charged with all crimes.  But sexual assault charges are completely different.

Sex assault cases are complicated and require unique care and attention.  You wouldn’t go to a dentist to handle a broken leg or open heart surgery.  Issues in a sex case can include DNA, fingerprint, rape kit, medical trauma, forensic interviewing, and constitutional prohibitions on search and seizure.  Get advice from only the most experienced criminal lawyers.

Investigate the Case First

For your own sake, don’t rush into any hasty decisions about pleading guilty.  Step back and realize that this is a decision that will follow you for the remainder of your life.  You don’t want to be looking back five or twenty years from now wondering why you made a rash decision.

Make sure that a proper investigation is done in the case.  Witnesses should be interviewed by your experts and not just by police officers who may be biased or may have performed inadequately.   After someone looks carefully at all of the facts in the case, it may be that you don’t need to plea after all, or if you have to plea, you may get a better offer.  Don’t make a choice based on incomplete or incorrect information.

Pleading Guilty is a Case By Case Decision

Each case is different and because of this fact, no one can give you a clear-cut blanket answer of whether you should plea until a full review of the facts is done.  In some cases, a defendant can benefit by entering a guilty plea.  But there are also many times where a guilty plea will place such harsh restrictions that the defendant might have been better off fighting the charges at trial.

Remember, the sentences which come from sex offenses are incredibly severe.  Punishment can include prison, sex offender registration, therapy sessions, community corrections, and the strictest probation requirements.

Before you make a bad decision, speak with expert sex offense lawyers who can properly advise you.  At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, we are experts in sex crimes.  Andres Guevara has successfully handled sex crime cases from all stages.  This includes work on cases pre-arrest all the way up to trial.  Using over two decades of legal experience, Andres Guevara fights for each of his client’s rights.  Call now for a free consultation.

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Denver Housing Boom Continues http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/denver-housing-boom-continues/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/denver-housing-boom-continues/#respond Fri, 20 May 2016 14:29:13 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3115 Denver, Colorado continues to be the place to move to.  When I moved out to Denver from New York City back in the late 1990s, the town was already showing great signs that it was growing at a huge rate.  LODO was booming after the construction of Coors Field and there were hints in the

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Denver, Colorado continues to be the place to move to.  When I moved out to Denver from New York City back in the late 1990s, the town was already showing great signs that it was growing at a huge rate.  LODO was booming after the construction of Coors Field and there were hints in the public that the expansion might cover the areas west of downtown such as the Highlands.

Things have changed and I can only image how much so for native Coloradans.  While other parts of the country have gone through ups and downs, Colorado continues to boom and no place is a better example than Denver’s housing market.

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How big has the Denver housing market grown?  Well, not fast enough it seems.  People keep moving into Denver at a far faster rate than construction can accommodate the pace.  The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that last year, Colorado’s population rose by almost 102,000 people.  However, home construction was at about 25,143 new homes.

This problem is felt greater in Denver, where space for new homes is limited and certain neighborhoods maintain covenants preventing new construction of historic homes.  While suburbs such as Highlands Ranch and Parker continue to see new construction, there just isn’t as much open space in the Denver city limits.  Instead, you can expect to see investors “popping” Denver squares, building duplexes, or purchasing large plots to construct apartments.

Just now, several large apartment buildings are either in construction or being planned in the Highlands and Tennyson areas.

While all of this construction is exciting, as it brings in new people and business to our community, it does come with obstacles.  Rents have gone up and while we won’t compete with cities on the East or West Coast, Denver rents are forcing certain people out of the city.

Also, while gentrification brings in younger adults, long-term residents with families are being pushed out.  In order to meet the demand for people, residential units are getting smaller.

Those challenges aside, the growth of Denver is an exciting time for residents.

As long as we can survive the never ending traffic jams.

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How Can a Denver DUI Attorney Help You? http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/can-denver-dui-attorney-help/ http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/can-denver-dui-attorney-help/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 15:44:05 +0000 http://guevaracoloradolaw.com/?p=3113 If you are arrested for a DUI in Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Brighton, Englewood, or any city in the Front Range, do you need to have a DUI attorney or can you represent yourself? Getting arrested for a DUI or DWAI in Denver can be scary many people every day face the same questions:  What will

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If you are arrested for a DUI in Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Brighton, Englewood, or any city in the Front Range, do you need to have a DUI attorney or can you represent yourself?

Getting arrested for a DUI or DWAI in Denver can be scary many people every day face the same questions:  What will happen to my license, will I lose my current job or will future jobs reject me, and do I need a lawyer?

Getting a trained DUI attorney can help you answer these questions and guide you through a difficult process.  

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A DUI Lawyer will Explain the Case and Sentences to You

Do you have a friend who just won’t go to a doctor?  No matter how often they lose sleep or run a fever, they just never go.  It’s as if your friend would rather just tough it out instead of having a trained and knowledgeable expert explain things and provide treatment.  Sometimes it’s fear.  Some people would rather not know.  Sometimes it’s the lack of resources or medical coverage.  Maybe even the inability to take time off from work to wait at a clinic.

People charged with DUI crimes are sort of like your friend.  Some people just don’t want to deal with the hassle or expense of hiring a trained DUI lawyer.  Maybe it won’t be that difficult, they think.  Heck, I can go to court and the prosecutor will tell me what I should do–what could possibly go wrong with that?  The answer is: a lot.  Please remember that not every DA is the kind and friendly prosecutors from a TV show.

There is a reason why people hire DUI or DWAI attorneys for help.  This is a speciality, kind of like a doctor who trains in an area of medicine.  You wouldn’t go to a general practitioner for an eye surgery.  It doesn’t make sense with doctors and this is very much the case with the law.  People who have lawyers get better results, learn more about potential defenses, and leave the case feeling like they know exactly what can happen as a result of an arrest, conviction, or dismissal.

So for example, even if you have been driving and had been drinking, we can sometimes find errors in the police procedure or in the case that can make the difference between a conviction and dismissal.  Wouldn’t you want to know for sure?  A trained DUI lawyer who spends time in the courts and meeting with prosecutors knows how to “speak the language” used by DAs.  We spend a ton of time developing positive relationships and we can use this good will on behalf of clients.  People we work with know we are careful, aggressive and ethical and when we make an argument on behalf of a client, prosecutors know we have put much thought into the case.

Even if You Have Been Driving Drunk, a DUI Attorney Can Help

Do I still need an attorney if I am guilty of a DUI and was driving under the influence?  Yes, an attorney can help regardless of whether you are guilty or innocent of a DUI.  Even if you are dead set on pleading guilty to a charge, it is a good idea to at least confer with a lawyer to make sure that you are making the best choice.  What if you found out after meeting with a DUI lawyer that you do not have to plead guilty?  What if you found out that instead of running into court and getting a terrible sentence, if you let an attorney play your cards the right way, you could be better off?

Why not at least find out?

Contact Denver DUI Lawyers at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara

Your livelihood and freedom is far too important to leave up to chance.  Sure, maybe you can actually go on your own and get a result.  Sure, maybe your friend can just take an aspirin and his medical condition will get better.  But then again, maybe not.  Its your life you are talking about.  Why take these types of chances?

At the least, call for a free consultation. You might find that hiring experts in the field will get you the best result and the clearest peace of mind possible.

At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, we have attorneys who are experts in the DUI field.  We aren’t “plea attorneys” that take your retainer and then think of the easiest way to finish your case with the least amount of work possible. Believe me, there are plenty of people out there who will.  Instead, we have built our reputation on the basis of doing the best work possible and making sure that our clients feel that they are listened to and have had their rights protected.  We are not the best fit for everyone and we are frankly proud of that fact.  Instead, we prefer to work on a specific number of cases so that we can dedicate the most time to getting results.

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