Grand Junction Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Blog

Drug Classification: Everything You Need to Know

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on November 5, 2020

Dangerous drugs are classified in different categories (called schedules), according to their abuse or dependency potential and accepted medical uses. These schedules are used by law enforcement for the purposes of classifying crimes and imposing penalties. Each state has its own schedules of controlled substances. Most states, including Colorado, model their schedules on the federal schedules, as listed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

When a Manufacturer Is Liable for Your Car Accident

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on October 24, 2020

When you buy a new car or a new car part, you expect the machine to work as is advertised. After all, it is brand new. What could possibly go wrong? Sadly, when it comes to poorly manufactured parts or vehicles, everything could go wrong. From defective brakes to popped tires, that new car could fall apart within months of a purchase and cause a catastrophic accident. When that happens, the party responsible should be held liable for their negligence.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Colorado De-Felonizes Schedule I and II Drugs

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on October 14, 2020

Colorado has, once again, taken a step forward in the fight to end drug abuse. What the Coloradan legislature has recognized is that charging every alleged drug user with a felony won’t help anyone, and it certainly won’t help the user. That is why the use and possession of small amounts of Schedule I and II drugs are no longer considered felonies.

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

Why a Black Box May Save Your Truck Accident Case

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 8, 2020

After being involved in a truck accident, you may have experienced just how hostile trucking companies can be when it comes to paying proper compensation. When filing a personal injury claim against a trucking company and their insurance provider, you will need all the evidence you can get. The best tool for obtaining that evidence, however, is sitting within the truck itself.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

The Latest Technology in Car Safety Is Here

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on July 27, 2020

With massive machines traveling at high speeds all across the country every day, it is no wonder car accidents are so devastating. Whenever these vehicles collide with each other—or with someone less protected, like a cyclist or pedestrian—everyone involved is bound to suffer a serious injury. Thankfully, as car technology advances, the industry finds new ways to help prevent accidents from happening altogether and keep everyone safe when they do occur.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Roadside Testing for Marijuana: Knowing Your Rights and the Process

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on June 18, 2020

As cannabis use has been legal in Colorado since 2012, many rules and regulations have had to be drawn up in regard to people driving while high. Marijuana, like alcohol, can impair your reaction time, making it dangerous to drive after smoking or consuming the drug. However, testing for recent marijuana use is difficult at best and almost impossible at worst. That is why, in a new age with legal recreation marijuana use, you should know your rights when it comes to roadside testing.

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

When That Delivery From Amazon Turns Into a Nightmare

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on May 28, 2020

There was once a time when an order taking a week or more to arrive was the standard. These days two-day shipping reigns supreme, thanks, in part, to Amazon and their Prime subscription services. However, as our deliveries have faster and faster turnaround times, our roads become congested with delivery vans, all rushing to get their packages dropped off on time. This demand for fast service has, sadly, led to more dangerous roadways.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Grand Junction?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 31, 2020

No matter how responsibly and defensively you drive, other drivers still make poor and negligent decisions. Unfortunately, driving is a fact of life. We drive to work, to the grocery store, and to the houses of our loved ones. Not driving, for many of us living in Grand Junction, simply isn’t an option. But changing your commute to minimize your risk is. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most dangerous intersections in Grand Junction, so that we can do our part to help keep people safe while on the roads.



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Posted in: Car Accidents

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

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