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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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