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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.

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Tom Martin

A primer: divorce mediation basics

As people age and priorities change, those who promised to stay together "until death do us part," may find that continuing in an unsuccessful relationship is not the best option for any of the involved parties.

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Tom Martin

An in-depth look at Colorado child support actions

Colorado state law - like that in every other state - mandates that parents have myriad rights and responsibilities when it comes to their children. For example, parents generally have the right to enjoy a relationship with their children, and, within limits, to make decisions regarding how their children are raised (provided such decisions don't endanger the child's welfare or well-being). Parents must also ensure that their child's basic needs are met, i.e., that he or she has food, clothing and shelter, and that he or she is getting an education.

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Colorado’s New Drug Law Violates Federal Law

On behalf of Thomas Ward Martin at The Law Office of Thomas W. Martin, LLC. In 2012, Colorado voters chose to legalize the personal, recreational use of relatively small amounts of marijuana under Amendment 64. Voters in the State of Washington followed suit and passed a similar law. But despite the voters' wishes, the use of any quantity of marijuana — even for medicinal use — is a violation of federal law. Under the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause, federal law always trumps state law.

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Tom Martin

Consumer Product Safety Website Launched

On behalf of Thomas Ward Martin at The Law Office of Thomas W. Martin, LLC. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently launched saferproducts.gov, a website where consumers can list dangerous or defective products. The website originated through the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, initially passed in 2008 in response to a wave of defective products coming in from China. The website finally went live in March of 2011.

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Tom Martin

Domestic violence crimes carry harsh penalties in Colorado

In some marriages and relationships, the partners can find themselves having extremely emotional discussions about very serious issues. The parties may strongly disagree about the best choices to make at this time, and it can lead to lasting problems between the individuals.

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Tom Martin

Colorado divorce mediation basics

Divorce mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution that allows spouses to negotiate their divorce outside of court. Mediation can be used to resolve most divorce-related matters, including child custody, property division and spousal support. It offers many potential advantages over traditional litigation, particularly for couples who prefer to part ways amicably and peacefully.

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