Frequently Asked Questions
Our Clients Want to Know the Basics
You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers. Andrew J. Peters and Andrew J. Nolan of Peters & Nolan, LLC, have been serving the Grand Junction area for nearly two decades, and we are ready to help you resolve your legal issues.
The following are some of the questions we get asked most often:
Am I going to court?
This is a tough question to answer without knowing the specifics of your case, whether the issue you are dealing with is criminal or civil. In a criminal case, even if your matter is resolved with a plea agreement or your charges end up getting dropped, there’s a good chance that you will need to appear before a judge, even if it’s just a formality. You can rest assured that our attorneys will have you fully prepared for any and all court dates.
On the other hand, with a civil matter, such as a personal injury lawsuit, there’s a good chance we’ll be able to reach a settlement on your behalf outside of a courtroom. But since we work aggressively to secure the best possible compensation for you and your family, we’re fully prepared to take your case to court if necessary to get you the full amount you are entitled to.
Am I going to jail?
Again, without knowing the specifics, it’s impossible for us answer this. Our team is dedicated to doing everything we can to keep our clients out of jail. As soon as you hire us to represent you, we’ll start investigating your case and building the best possible defense, with the goal of getting the charges against you significantly reduced or dismissed altogether.
What legal areas do you have experience with?
As trial attorneys who have been practicing in the State of Colorado for more than 20 years, we have direct experience handling all sorts of criminal and civil proceedings.
Here’s a list of some of the criminal charges we are prepared to help you with, whether misdemeanor or felony:
- DUI, DWAI, and DUID
- Cannabis Offenses
- Probation Violations
- Bench and Arrest Warrants
- Juvenile Crime
- Domestic Violence
- Child Abuse
- Traffic Offenses
Furthermore, we also have experience representing victims in personal injury cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Animal Bites
- Premises Liability
- Slip-and-Fall Accidents
- Bad Faith Insurance Companies
- Wrongful Death
What if the person who caused my accident doesn’t have (enough) insurance?
When you’re the victim of an accident, the worst thing you can find out is that the person responsible does not have adequate insurance. In this case, we will work with the court to find a way to get you the compensation you deserve, whether by creating a payment plan, docking the pay of the at-fault person, or looking for other parties who may have also been negligent in the accident.
Do you handle cases outside of Grand Junction?
We handle cases throughout the State of Colorado, including everywhere in Mesa County, as well as Garfield, Montrose, Ouray, Delta, Eagle, Rio Blanco, and San Miguel Counties.
What are your hours of operation?
Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Do you offer payment plans?
For criminal cases, we can work with you to establish a payment plan that is right for your circumstances. If you are an injury victim in a personal injury lawsuit, we work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if you do.
What is an attorney-client relationship?
When you hire us to represent you, all of your conversations and communications with us are strictly confidential, as required by law. That means you are free to disclose all information to us regarding your case, without fear of prosecution or it being shared with anyone else.
Have another question? Call Peters & Nolan, LLC, directly.
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.
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