Child custody issues are among the family law matters that are often fiercely contested. While the custody dispute or disagreement is ongoing, one of the parents or a family member may deliberately abscond with the child to prevent them from having a relationship with the other parent. Unfortunately, a criminal conviction for parental kidnapping, custodial interference, or child abduction can result in harsh penalties and other devastating consequences.
This Is My First DUI. What Should I Expect?
In Colorado, a motorist could be arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) for operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or with a BAC of 0.08% or more.
I’m Innocent. So Why Shouldn't I Talk to the Police?
If you have been arrested, it is important to know your rights. You are entitled to certain privileges and protections when questioned by the police, and understanding these can help you protect yourself as you navigate the criminal justice system.
I’m Guilty. Do I Need an Attorney?
Facing a potential sentence can become an overwhelming situation. It can be tough to figure out your options, especially if you believe that you were guilty of the crime.
I Lost My License. What Can I Do?
We all take our driver’s licenses for granted. It gives us independence and freedom to move about as we want to. It is also indispensable to our ability to work, go to school and the grocery store, and seek medical attention when we need it.
Can I Be Arrested for Drugs That Aren’t Mine?
Being charged with drug possession is a serious matter. However, being charged with drug possession over drugs that were not yours is an unfair situation. So, I am here to support you by going over your options. At The Law Offices of Thomas W. Martin, LLC, I have the resources, practice, and skill to get you on the correct path toward seeking justice.
You’re Charged With Domestic Violence. What Does That Mean?
Being accused of and then charged with domestic violence can be an overwhelming experience, whether you believe that you’re guilty or not.
DUI? Know Your Rights
In the state of Colorado, it is illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. On reasonable suspicion of impaired or drunk driving, a police officer may ask you to pull over. The officer may ask you various questions or request that you conduct a DUI test.
I'm Charged with DUI. What Happens to My Driver's License?
In the state of Colorado, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited. Unfortunately, your driver's license may be suspended or revoked – along with other severe penalties and consequences – when arrested and charged with a DUI.
FBI DATA SHOWS STEADY INCREASE IN FEMALE DUI ARRESTS
According to recent data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the number of drunk driving arrests among women has been rising steadily for the past three decades. In the early 1980s, the Los Angeles Times reported recently, women made up only about 10 percent of all arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol in the United States. In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, nearly one in four DUI arrests involved a female driver.