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Is your 18-year-old son facing a “Baby DUI” conviction?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 16, 2020
As a freshman in college, your son will deal with many new situations. He will probably attend parties where beer is available, and he may join in the drinking. If he decides to get behind the wheel afterward, law enforcement may stop him on suspicion of drinking and driving, but because of his age, he […]

The 10-80-10 law and an overview of business fraud risk

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 6, 2020
Auditors for businesses, including large corporations, focus on fraud detection and the likelihood of fraudulent activity occurring within the company. Fraud investigators operate on what they call the “10-80-10” law. What is this, and how does it affect those who are under investigation for fraud? Why fraud occurs Studies indicate that most people do not […]

The one-leg stand, your ear infection and an arrest for DUI

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | June 15, 2020
Perhaps you have a history of ear infections and were fighting that condition again the night law enforcement stopped you on suspicion of DUI. Unfortunately, you failed the one-leg stand during a field sobriety test. This is a serious matter that could affect your future. What happens now? About the field sobriety test The Standardized […]

Veterans Trauma Court trades punishment for problem solving

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | June 9, 2020
Military service veterans may suffer from combat-related illnesses or substance abuse issues. If they run afoul of the law, appearing in the Veterans Trauma Court may serve them better than facing the types of penalties meted out in a traditional criminal court. What it is Veterans treatment courts exist in cities across the U.S. As […]

3 reasons people confess to crimes they did not commit

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | May 15, 2020
Because most criminal convictions have serious consequences, prosecutors must prove a person’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. While there are a variety of ways to do so, a defendant's confession is strong evidence of guilt. Not all confessions are reliable, though. False confessions are probably more common than most people think. In fact, subsequent evidence has exonerated hundreds […]

What is the difference between theft and aggravated theft?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | May 13, 2020
In its simplest form, theft refers to the taking of property belonging to someone else without permission and with no intention of returning it. Theft is serious enough, but the severity of the crime increases if it falls into the category of aggravated theft. Types of theft One example of theft is robbery, which involves […]

Sleeping in your car may lead to a DUI arrest

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | April 17, 2020
Colorado law prevents anyone with a blood alcohol concentration above 0.08% from operating a motor vehicle. As such, if you choose to drive after you have consumed too much booze, you risk charges for driving under the influence. You may not realize, though, sleeping in your car may also lead to a DUI arrest. The […]

A level 1 drug felony and becoming a habitual offender

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | April 9, 2020
In the state of Colorado, a conviction for a level 1 drug felony is a serious matter. Someone convicted of a level 1 drug felony who has a record of similar convictions risks classification as a habitual offender and years behind bars. About a level 1 drug felony Under Colorado law, there are four classes […]

What are the penalties for Colorado’s felony DUI offenders?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | March 16, 2020
Any conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol in Colorado has the potential to lead to some serious penalties. However, if authorities convict you of drunk driving for a fourth or subsequent time, you should anticipate an even harsher punishment. Nowadays, a fourth Colorado DUI constitutes a felony offense. In many cases, this means jail time, […]

Shoplifting may involve different types of conduct

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | March 11, 2020
The retail industry takes shoplifting seriously. This makes sense, as retail theft results in about a $50 billion loss to U.S. shop owners every single year. Even though it may seem to be relatively harmless, shoplifting is a serious offense in the Centennial State. In fact, depending on the value of the item, shoplifting may […]
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