DUI Criminal Defense Blog Colorado - The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Colorado Springs criminal defense and DUI attorney James Newby provides this blog to help you get informed if you are facing criminal charges in Colorado.

top attorneys 2018 framed optimizedColorado Springs Style is a magazine dedicated to Colorado Springs events, local businesses, and all things Colorado Springs.

Every year the magazine surveys over a thousand licensed attorneys located in El Paso County. The purpose of this survey is to determine whom Colorado Springs lawyers consider to be among the "top" attorneys in Colorado Springs.

The survey is a peer-to-peer review that takes advantage of the knowledge of people in the law industry to provide a list of highly recommended attorneys for whatever trouble you may find yourself in, from criminal law to bankruptcy.

Any attorneys, in good standing with the El Paso County Bar Association, were eligible for selection and the votes were polled in an unbiased manner.

It is an honor to be selected among the Top Attorneys for Colorado Springs consistently since 2016 because it represents a mutual respect and appreciation among my peers. I appreciate being selected for this award and am grateful to all of my colleagues for their vote of confidence.

One of the most common citations issued by law enforcement is speeding and driving violations.

On any given day in Colorado Springs and the surrounding communities, I would not be surprised if law enforcement issues hundreds of driving citations.

The charges range from simply speeding, careless driving, reckless driving, driving under restraint, no proof of insurance and no registration. More serious and gratefully less common are driving cases such as DWAI, DUI, vehicular assault, and vehicular homicide. The consequences of violating the law range from a small fine and no points, to massive fines, supervised probation, and even large amounts of prison time.

The criminal justice system in absolutely overflowing with cases. Every district attorney has more cases than they can possibly handle. The courts barely have the time to fit in all of the people that come before the court for judgment. The cost on society is astronomical and growing farther out of control. The prisons and jails are at maximum capacity and the numbers eligible for detention are not shrinking. The cause of such a problem is varied and widespread. The solution will not be found in legislation or the Courts. It is the reality of our justice system.

At this wonderful time of year, there are always reasons to celebrate. Regardless of your faith, it is a time of year when family and friends are important. For many, these gatherings involve alcohol.

If you drink during the holidays, there are many things to remember and some advanced planning can save you both regret and money. Please allow me to give you some advice when it comes to alcohol and the holiday season (or for that matter any season).

My client was driving with her child in the car when a man cut her off. He began driving erratically and road raging. Clearly he was angry at my client. She was afraid for her life and what he would do to her. He slammed on his brakes.

A moment before she had been driving, running errands. In a moment, she felt her life, and the life of her child, was in danger. How was she going to diffuse the situation?

A moment later, she saw a semi truck ahead. She saw her opportunity. She stepped on the gas and quickly accelerated and passed the semi-truck. She then changed lanes and put on her brakes hiding behind it. It worked, she had escaped from the man who seemed to want to hurt her. However, the drama was far from over...

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102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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