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Three tests that can greatly impact your future

If you are driving along a Colorado highway and a police officer pulls you over, you may immediately feel a bit nervous. It seems to be an automatic reaction when red and blue lights flash in a rear view mirror. Just knowing that in a few moments a police officer is going to approach your vehicle may be enough to make you terribly anxious or even afraid. In many situations, an officer may simply issue you some type of warning and tell you that you are free to go.

If, on the other hand, the officer asks you to step out of your car, consider yourself detained. What happens next may determine your future, especially if you had anything to drink in the recent past that contained alcohol. When a police officer suspects you of drunk driving, he or she may ask you to submit to field sobriety tests.

Don't let a criminal charge of embezzlement steal your future

Facing a criminal charge such as embezzlement can understandably be both frightening and humiliating, as a conviction can lead to time behind bars and lost career opportunities. This is especially true for those who are public officials or are often in the public eye.

Fortunately, just because you are facing an embezzlement charge does not mean you are immediately guilty. Before you can receive a conviction, your guilt must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. You have the right to fight the criminal charge vigorously in Colorado.

What's in your child's mug may stir up trouble with the law

If you're the parent of a Colorado teenager (or one in any other state, for that matter) no one needs to tell you how challenging parenting can be. Today's youth face many decisions and situations that were nearly non-existent only a few decades ago. Along with advanced technology comes more independence. If you're like most parents, you probably teach your kids that more privilege also means more responsibility.

It's no secret that teenage years are fertile grounds for learning. Various influences affect the learning process. It's not a question of whether your son or daughter will experience peer pressure, for all teens do at one time or another, but how he or she reacts to the pressures at-hand that determines the outcome of a particular situation, as well as his or her entire future. Needless to say, negative influences often lead to problems involving underage drinking, drugs or other illicit behaviors.

Best defense strategies when facing drug possession charges

You or someone you love in Colorado has been arrested on charges of drug possession. You're scared and confused. You know that a guilty conviction can have serious repercussions on the rest of your life, and you have no idea what comes next. It may offer some consolation to know what possible approaches a lawyer might consider when putting together your criminal defense strategy.

How not to let a DUI charge ruin your college career

If there's one thing you don't want to do when attending college in Colorado, it's get arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Sure, you may need to relax and enjoy time with your friends to help de-stress after all your studying and hard work, but being charged with DUI would obviously be counterproductive and may possibly ruin your college life.

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