Grand Junction Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Blog

Identifying an Infected Injury After an Accident

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on May 20, 2021

Cuts and lacerations come about in many forms. Blunt force trauma. Road rash. Contact with shrapnel like broken glass, or bent and broken vehicle frames. Compound fractures where broken bones push through the skin. Split lacerations, which occur when a part of the body is crushed between two objects, compressing and tearing the skin.

These injuries are common after car crashes, motorcycle collisions, and many other accidents. But they also have an added danger: with an open wound in the skin, harmful bacteria can enter the body, leading to a potentially serious infection.

After you have suffered a severe laceration, it is crucial to be on alert for the symptoms of infection.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Can I Take My Gun Through a National Forest?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on May 20, 2021

The laws surrounding firearms in Colorado are complex, with gun owners having to fulfill specific registration requirements and guidelines to legally transport their weapons. Making a mistake could easily lead to a criminal charge, but you should never forget your rights, especially if you are a hunter.

You are allowed to carry a firearm while visiting a National Forest in Colorado, but you must comply with federal regulations in addition to state laws. Specific rules apply to where firearms can be discharged or transported within National Parks, as detailed by the Colorado State Patrol, and the attorneys at Peters & Nolan, LLC, have broken them down below.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Understanding Colorado’s Homicide Laws

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on April 22, 2021

Murder and manslaughter are both crimes that involve the taking of another human life, but the line between the two can become blurred in a criminal case. In Colorado courts, the crime of manslaughter carries a lighter sentence than the crime of murder. Let’s see why.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Police Pullovers: Why You Need to Know Your Rights

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on April 8, 2021

If you are driving on a public road in Colorado, a police officer can pull you over. This happens to most people sooner or later, often for something simple like a busted taillight or an expired registration sticker. Even when you have already had the experience, those flashing lights in your rearview mirror can still cause an adrenaline rush. When this happens, it is important to know that you have rights and remember what they are. Trust us, you should always protect yourself.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Who Can Claim Domestic Violence?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 25, 2021

Being accused of domestic violence is not something to take lightly. That kind of claim could destroy your career, relationships, and reputation. That is why knowing who can legally make such a claim in Colorado may help prove your innocence.

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Posted in: Domestic Violence

Runaway Truck Ramps: The Safety Feature You Never Think About

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 11, 2021

Driving to Grand Junction from any direction requires a trip through the Rocky Mountains. While these mountains are picturesque, their steep inclines can be particularly hazardous for commercial trucks. Semi-trucks are much heavier than passenger vehicles, and so require far more time to slow down. As a result, truck drivers must take downhills slowly in order to keep the truck under control.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Who Is Liable for a Passenger’s Injuries?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on February 24, 2021

When you get into a car as a passenger, you are putting your life in the hands of the driver, as well as in the hands of the other drivers on the road. Sadly, drivers are not always responsible. There are always a few out on the roadways who have been drinking, who want to text their friends, or who just cannot keep their eyes open.

If you have been involved in a serious accident as a passenger, you may be searching for who to hold liable for your injuries. Thankfully, the liable party may be easier to find than you realize.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Felonies vs. Misdemeanors: What’s the Difference?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on February 17, 2021

If you watch the news or legal dramas, then you are likely already aware that crimes are sorted into one of two categories: misdemeanors or felonies. What crime gets what label may seem arbitrary to you. That may be, but the truth is, there are some key differences in misdemeanors and felonies, which carry over to the penalties that the defendants will be facing.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Sealing vs. Expungement: What’s the Difference?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on January 4, 2021

After being arrested or convicted of a crime, you may be keen to have your criminal record washed clean. After all, that record can have a severe impact on your ability to get a job, find a place to live, or receive benefits from public assistance programs. In your research to determine how to get rid of a rap sheet, you may have stumbled upon the phrases “sealing” and “expunging.” Both sound promising for your needs, but what is the difference between them, and which would serve you better?

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

What Makes Truck Cargo So Dangerous?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on December 28, 2020

Commercial trucks carry goods from place to place. Without them, our country’s economy would fall apart. We all rely on tractor-trailers for our food, clothes, and even our gasoline. However, the sad truth is that this service comes at a high cost. Truck cargo can be, and often is, incredibly dangerous, especially when truckers are lazy or reckless. After a cargo spill, the worst part is that the people who face the consequences will be the innocent bystanders, not the parties actually responsible for the spill.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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