Grand Junction Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Blog

Why Skiing Lawsuits are Uncommon in Colorado

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 10, 2020

Skiing is an exhilarating sport, and the Colorado slopes are known across the globe for having some of the best resorts for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. As the ski industry brings millions of visitors to the state each year, Colorado lawmakers have enacted a piece of legislation, the Colorado Ski Safety Act. This act limits the liability of ski resorts when a skier is injured.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

What to Do After a Dog Bite

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on February 13, 2020

Being attacked and bitten by a dog is a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. Certain breeds of dogs can cause extensive physical damage, particularly when they attack children. Unfortunately, dog bites are a frequent occurrence in Mesa County. It is best to be prepared and know what steps to take in case you are bitten.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

When a Dispute Gets Ugly: Facing a Domestic Violence Accusation

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on October 16, 2019

Family relationships can be complicated, even at the best of times. Unfortunately, a family dispute that escalates can bring severe consequences. The police may arrive at your home if called by a member of your household, a neighbor, or another person who heard a loud argument. Once law enforcement arrives at your door, one of the parties could be facing a domestic violence charge.

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Posted in: Domestic Violence

Does Marijuana Lead to More Crashes?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 30, 2019

Colorado was the first of ten states and Washington, D.C., to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but it has never been allowed on the road. Under CRS 42-4-1301 of the Colorado Code, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal. It does not matter if the drug is illegal, prescription, over-the-counter, or legal for recreational use, as in the case of marijuana.

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Posted in: DUI

Taking Mushrooms from Denver to Grand Junction

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 25, 2019

In May 2019, voters in Denver chose to decriminalize psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms. Initiative 301, which made arrests for possession of “magic mushrooms” the lowest law enforcement priority in the city and county, passed with a narrow 50.5% of the vote. For nearly 50 years, psilocybin has been classified as a Schedule I drug. This legislation mimics Denver’s vote to decriminalize cannabis in 2005.

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

Being the Victim of a Drunk Driver Can Be Tough

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 20, 2019

It’s no secret that impaired driving puts you at greater risk of being involved in an accident, as your motor skills and reaction times are greatly reduced. Therefore, it is a violation of the law in the State of Colorado to drive with a blood alcohol level in excess of .05% or when your ability to drive is impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both so that you are less able to safely drive – even to the slightest degree.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

When a Drunk Driving Crash Ends in Death

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on August 5, 2019

It’s easy enough to explain the difference between vehicular assault and vehicular homicide in Colorado: to be charged with vehicular homicide, someone must have died. But in other respects, the two crimes are similar. Both are almost always charged in relation to driving under the influence or while impaired by alcohol, or driving under the influence of drugs (DUID).

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Posted in: DUI

What Happens If You Get into an Accident in Another State?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on June 4, 2019

Being involved in an auto accident is stressful under any circumstances, but even more so when you are out of state, in an unfamiliar area. After the wreck, you may be wondering about your car insurance – are you still covered outside your state of residence, and is your minimum liability coverage adequate?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Before You Sweep the Leg…

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 21, 2019

What do karate, Guam, and the Department of Revenue and Taxation all have in common?

Perhaps you’ve heard the old line, possibly from a movie, that goes something like: “I’m a trained karate expert. My hands and feet are registered as deadly weapons.”

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

A Night to Remember

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on February 13, 2019

With Valentine’s Day waiting right around the corner, it’s time to panic, and throw in some last-minute planning as to how you’re going to spend that special day with that special someone.

Here in Western Colorado, nothing could be more romantic than an evening surrounded by the magnificent splendor of the red rock cliffs and mesas that embrace Colorado’s breathtaking wine country. A fine dinner with an exquisite bottle of wine and maybe a little dancing are the ingredients for a memorable evening with your sweetie.

But don’t get too carried away on the vino, Romeo. It’s easy to let the love in the air impair your judgment, and that can lead to indulging in perhaps a bit more wine than you and your honey expected. And the fact that a lot of folks get a little tipsy around dinnertime on February 14th is not lost on local law officials.

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Posted in: DUI

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