Colorado School Officials: Marijuana Is ‘The No. 1 Problem In Schools Right Now, Public school teachers and officials in Colorado say they are immensely concerned that large numbers of students are using lots of marijuana now that the drug is legal ac
a) C.R.S. 42-1-102(68.5) (a) "Persistent drunk driver" means any person who:
(I) Has been convicted of or had his or her driver's license revoked for two or more alcohol-related driving violations;
(II) Continues to drive after a driver's license or driving privilege restraint has been imposed for one or more alcohol-related driving offenses;
(III) Drives a motor vehicle while the amount of alcohol in such person's blood, as shown by analysis of the person's blood or breath, was 0.15 or more grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of blood or 0.15 or more grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath at the time of driving or within two hours after driving; or
(IV) Refuses to take or complete, or to cooperate in the completing of, a test of his or her blood, breath, saliva, or urine as required by section 18-3-106 (4) or 18-3-205 (4), C.R.S., or section 42-4-1301.1 (2).
(b) Nothing in this subsection (68.5) shall be interpreted to affect the penalties imposed under this title for multiple alcohol- or drug-related driving offenses, including, but not limited to, penalties imposed for violations under sections 42-2-125 (1) (g) and (1) (i) and 42-2-202 (2).
Persistent Drunk Driver
Colorado legislation has changed the definition of a persistent drunk driver under Colorado law. Persistent drunk drivers, (PDDs), are required to have a minimum 2 year ignition interlock as a mandatory term of driver’s license reinstatement. Along with the interlock requirement, being legally classified as a PDD requires you to complete Level II Alcohol Education and Treatment and to maintain an SR22 for no less than 2 years. These requirements are mandated by law! You will be designated as a persistent drunk driver, even if this is your first offense: if you refuse to take a test or your BAC is ≥ .150, as a result of an administrative revocation hearing at a Colorado DMV location.
Public school teachers and officials in Colorado say they are immensely concerned that large numbers of students are using lots of marijuana now that the drug is legal across the state.The growing problem of dazed and confused students was a widely discu
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Two Worst Mistakes People Make in Family Court
The two worst mistakes I’ve seen people make in family court are:
1. Representing yourself.
Many of my clients come to me after they have tried to represent themselves. Colorado tries to make it easy for people to represent themselves: they post the forms and guides on how to handle your case on your own. But filling out a form is one thing. Understanding the law is another.
There are at least three levels of law you have to understand in family court:
a. What the law says about the law. The State legislature is constantly passing and updating Colorado family and divorce law.
b. What Colorado courts have said about the law. Colorado courts interpret the written law. Their interpretation may or may not make sense.
c. What family law judges think about the law. Family law judges have a lot of discretion on what to do with your case. Even if the law says one thing, they have a lot of freedom to interpret how the law applies to your specific case.
2. Getting the wrong attorney.
While having an attorney is usually better than representing yourself, having the wrong attorney won’t do you any good. Attorneys need to be able to research the law and apply it correctly in your case. Not all attorneys put in the time and effort to make sure your case is fully prepared. Some attorneys may want you to fight when you have enough money, but when the money runs out, so does their will to fight.
One way to find a good attorney is to look at their history. If an attorney has a history or service, volunteer work, or working for a bar committee, then chances are the attorney is not simply working for a paycheck. Attorneys who work for the Government, for the poor, or in other jobs usually want to help people first. Many private attorneys left Government or non-profit jobs in order to better serve people without being limited by an organization.
The reason many people decide to go without an attorney is that they feel they cannot afford it. However, they end up losing more when they pay too much or don’t receive enough child support or maintenance or agree to an unfair division of property. The vast majority of my clients have gotten a better deal with my help then when they went on their own.
Can't believe this was over 10 years ago. What a long, long process for such a sad situation. Moore was a good player, a real bummer to see his career cut short.
What a great day today in Colorado? Or was it? Totally redefining a word, 'marriage', from man/woman to WHATEVER... In due time, maybe we can all legally partake in any form of marriage??!!
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the Obamacare mandate that some companies must pay for contraception coverage in an employee’s insurance plan, a decision hailed by many as a victory for religious freedom.
The court also ruled that it would be a First Amendment violation to force home healthcare workers to pay non-member fees to public employee unions. The decision was a setback for labor unions in Illinois, where hundreds of thousands of workers were forced to pay dues without a say in union business.
The 5 to 4 ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby means that women who want birth control pills or the so-called “morning after” abortion pills covered by their insurance carriers would have to pay for it, if their employers object to the practice based on religious convictions.
Hercules Industries, an HVAC manufacturer in Colorado owned by the Newland family, also filed a federal lawsuit against that provision in President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act arguing the mandate forced the business to violate its religious beliefs by purchasing the coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception.
The Newland family won their case in district court, and that decision was upheld in October by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bill Newland said the Supreme Court’s decision for Hobby Lobby supports their belief that family businesses can serve their market without giving up their religious beliefs and moral values.
“The alternative of complying with the mandate or face crippling fines and government punishment is something no person or family should face in this great country,” Newland said.
“To be forced to distribute life-terminating drugs runs counter to our beliefs and deeply held culture of life, permeates our business and personal lives,” Newland said.
Democrats are using the decision to fuel their narrative that Republicans can’t be trusted with women’s health issues, and say it’s discrimination to force women to bear the full cost of contraception that runs from $15 to $35 a month, or $50 and more for the “morning after” pills.
Democrats say the decision jeopardizes a woman’s right to cheap or free contraception and that private businesses should be forced to subsidize part of the cost.
Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall said the decision undermines a critical part of Obamacare and cited it as an example of his decisions to support the confirmations of Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
“A woman’s personal health decisions about choosing to use contraception and when to start a family should stay strictly between her and her doctor — not her boss,” Udall said in a statement.
Colorado Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette said in a joint statement with Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York that paying the full price for birth control denies a woman her constitutional rights.
“A woman’s private medical decisions should never be subject to the approval of bosses, politicians, religious leaders, or anyone else, and we are disappointed that the court has abandoned this long-standing interpretation of the Constitution’s right to privacy,” DeGette and Slaughter said.
Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, who is challenging Udall for the Senate seat in the November election, said the court made the right decision about who should pay, and that the Food and Drug Administration should move quickly to make oral contraceptives available to adults without a prescription.
“This easy step will make oral contraceptives both accessible and affordable for every woman who wants them. It’s common sense and it’s the right thing to do,” Gardner said.
Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to strike down the Obamacare mandate.
Lamborn called the ruling a victory for religious liberty and a rebuke against the Obama administration “that has shown continuous disregard for our constitutional protections in its efforts to impose a radical liberal agenda.”
By Aubrey Hudson, The Colorado Observer