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Drug Possession Defense Options Vary Considerably

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | January 11, 2022
While some people think that drug possession charges aren’t anything serious, a conviction of one of these can have major consequences. Not only do you have to think about the criminal penalties, but you also have to consider the social and career impacts of this type of conviction. Working on a defense strategy for drug […]

Why do Women Get Injured and Killed in Car Wrecks More Than Men?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | September 18, 2021
Researchers working on a study published earlier this year by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) discovered that women motorists have a higher injury and fatality risk than their male counterparts -- but probably not for any reason that you might think. The IIHS researchers pointed to the nature of a crash and the […]

What One Factor Results In Most Slip-and-Fall Incidents?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | August 17, 2021
If you were to envision a situation that may result in slipping and falling at your local grocery store, you might think of wax, cleaning solvents, oils, puddled water or some other residue. These are indeed dangerous. What's most apt to cause a slip-and-fall incident is floor mats. There are a few different reasons why […]

Can Non-citizens Get Into Trouble For Buying Marijuana In Colorado?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | August 2, 2021
Colorado legalized marijuana in 2014, making it available for those who are 21 and older to buy this drug in specific, licensed stores. Even though marijuana is broadly legal for medicinal or recreational use in this state, that doesn’t mean it’s safe for a non-citizen to indulge. Doing so could put you at risk of […]

A Conviction Could Cost You Your Professional License

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | January 20, 2021
Colorado licenses professionals in a huge number of different careers. Plumbers, barbers and medical professionals all need to have licenses, as do teachers, acupuncturists and architects. Licensing ensures higher levels of professional competence and can help people in these professions demand better wages. If you work in a licensed profession, running afoul of the law […]

What Can Affect Sentencing In Your Criminal Case?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | January 12, 2021
A person who’s been convicted of a criminal charge will have to go through the sentencing phase. This is when the court passes their sentence, or punishment. Sentencing can include a variety of options, including incarceration, fines, probation and more. Sentences are dictated by the jurisdiction’s laws. These can vary considerably, however, within a specific […]

For Teens, Even One Drink Could Mean A DUI Charge

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | December 23, 2020
Drunk driving is dangerous for several reasons. Alcohol increases your reaction time and the risk of you falling asleep at the wheel. It also impairs your judgment, which could lead to an improper maneuver and a collision. The effect of alcohol on a driver's judgment is of particular concern if that driver already has minimal […]

Why Do Military Personnel Sometimes Struggle With Violent Behavior?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | December 11, 2020
Military personnel who return home from deployment to war zones sometimes engage in violent behavior or outbursts. In order to deal with this issue, we need to know why and how it happens. Some studies have suggested that it is not entirely the fault of those service members, but just a product of the environments […]

Colorado Department Of Transportation Aims To Educate Drivers About Alcohol Metabolization

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | November 27, 2020
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) would keep all drunk or drugged motorists off the road if they could. This goal is the motivation behind the state agency's "Breathalyze Before You Drive" campaign. CDOT aims to highlight how drivers can avoid driving under the influence (DUI) charges by learning how long it takes the body […]

Sharing Prescriptions Can Lead To Felony Charges

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | November 24, 2020
If you have a prescription medication, possessing that drug and using it is fully legal for you. Other things may be illegal, such as taking the medication and then driving a car, but you’re not breaking the law simply by having the controlled substance. This can sometimes lead to the mindset that sharing these medications […]
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