Blanco Law Office - 217 N. Meldrum St., Ft. Collins, CO 80521 serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Denver, Colorado Springs.
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FORT COLLINS DUI ATTORNEY - DWAI ATTORNEY
Each DUI in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley has the ability to impact you on two levels. One level is your criminal case and exposure to jail, community service, fines, alcohol evaluation and treatment and probation. The second level is your driver’s license and the DMV. An experienced DUI attorney can make a huge impact on your case. Frequently people wonder about their rights, the roadside maneuvers, choosing between a breath or a blood test, retesting samples of blood, DMV hearings, whether to request an officer’s presence at the hearing, possible costs and consequences of a DUI. Each case is unique and in order to best assess your case we welcome you to contact us for a free consultation.
DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY
From our experience, many of our clients who are facing drug charges have an underlying addiction, substance abuse problem or health problems that are causing them to self-medicate. We work hard to help our clients address these problems and pursue treatment to aid them through this difficult time. The most important priority is our client's health and safety. Though over the years recreational drug use has become more common, it is important to remember that it is illegal and the ramifications of drug related charges can be huge.
Drug charges carry with them significant penalties depending on the facts of your specific case as well as the particular charge the government is alleging you committed. You need to keep a few things in mind. First, any drug related conviction can have a significant impact on your life. For example, students may not qualify for student financial aid after pleading guilty to even the most minor of drug offenses. In addition, some charges carry hefty prison sentences with them. An experienced attorney can help you understand where on the spectrum your case falls. Second, drug charges can fall into enhanced ranges depending on the facts of the case. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you make educated decisions regarding your case and strategizing to help you develop the best defense. Finally, some drug related charges can impact your driver's license.
Whether you are charged with a petty offense, a misdemeanor or a felony, we encourage you to come into the office for a free consultation and learn more about the impact a drug related conviction can have on your life. We want to help you with your case so please call to set an appointment.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE
Domestic Violence is not a separate crime in the State of Colorado but it attaches itself to charges if the prosecution is able to establish certain facts. The consequences can be life changing for those accused and convicted of domestic violence. Susan Blanco has experience defending those who are accused of domestic violence including teachers, adoptive parents, paramedics, nurses, military personnel--- all of whom are adversely affected by convictions in domestic violence. In addition, your right to arms is affected by this type of conviction. If you enjoy hunting or owning a firearm and you are being accused of this type of crime, you may lose your privilege to possess a weapon. With experience litigating both sides of these cases, Susan Blanco can help you. Contact us for a free consultation.
Misdemeanors are more serious than petty offenses but less serious than felonies. There are three classes of misdemeanors with class 1 being the most serious and class 3 being the least serious. They can all involve jail, community service, classes, fines and probation. Susan Blanco is a Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley attorney experienced in defending misdemeanor offenses including Theft, Shoplifting, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Assault, Harassment, Obstructing Government Operations, Resisting Arrest, Fighting, Possession of Marijuana, and Property Damage. Each of these areas requires special analysis of the facts and circumstances individual to your case. We analyze whether there was reasonable suspicion, probable cause, Miranda rights, appropriate searches and seizures. We want to make sure your rights are protected at every stage of your case. Please call for a free consultation.
Felony offense are the most serious crimes to be accused of. A felony offense will carry potential county jail time, prison time, probation, parole and impact your rights as a citizen. Felonies can impact your ability to vote, possess weapons, serve in the military, qualify for assistance in the form of grants or loans, financial aid, certifications and employment It is highly recommended that you have the benefit of a competent and effective attorney to represent you as the impacts of these types of crimes are life changing. Susan Blanco has experience both as a former prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Her knowledge and command of both sides of the case are an advantage for you while preparing your defense. She is versed in defending First and Second Degree Assault, Possession of Drugs, Distribution of Drugs, Criminal Mischief, Fraud, Theft, Trespass, Burglary, Identify Theft and Arson. Proper analysis of these types of cases include careful examination of search and seizure, reasonable suspicion, probable cause, Miranda, and details of the interview and interrogation. Susan has worked in both Larimer and Weld Counties so she is familiar with the nuances of the local courts and prosecutors. We welcome you to call for a free consultation and assessment of your case.
If your being charged with a crime that is alleged to have occurred when you are under 18 (regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor or felony) then the government may have charged you in juvenile court. You should be wary of the long ranging effects this charge will have - you may want to apply for college and have to disclose the adjudication (this will not be a conviction if it is in juvenile court), you may be relying on student loans and no longer qualify for them if you plead to certain types of cases, or you may have to disclose this information during a job application.
Juvenile court is a very specialized area of law. The legal terminology, the sentences, the probationary programs are all unique to juveniles and the best protection for a juvenile being charged is to have an attorney who is experienced in working in juvenile court.
If you are charged with a serious crime (usually a crime of violence) the District Attorney alone has the option of whether to move your case to the adult court system. Even as a juvenile you are facing adult consequences that are fixed to your adult criminal history. Now more than ever you need specialized in juvenile law and sensitive to the alternatives that are available to juveniles caught in the adult system.
Ms. Blanco is an experienced criminal defense attorney who previously prosecuted cases in juvenile court and is able and qualified to handle cases involving juveniles. Come in and speak with her about your case- the consultation is free and may help you have a better understanding of what your rights are and what you can expect during the course of a juvenile case. We want to help you with your case - call us and set up your appointment today.
The Blanco Law Office is backed by the experience and expertise it takes to deliver case altering results. We offer our services in all areas of criminal law - from traffic matters to misdemeanors to felonies. With extensive trial experience on all kinds of criminal charges, we have earned a reputation for ourselves and can handle any kind of criminal case with confidence.
Our firm is dedicated to providing you assistance from the moment your case begins through the conclusion of your case- you can call on us anytime you have questions or concerns. We want to help you.
Before you make the decision to go to trial, call on us. We would welcome you to consult with us at no charge. It is a time to weigh out all possible options and a time to strategize and prepare your defense. In addition there may be different trial options available to you at this time (court or jury trial). Do no wait because trial preparation is something that should be done meticulously leaving no stone unturned and will take time to adequately prepare.
If you have already made the decision to go to trial, time is of the essence. We want to help you- give us a call.
If you are on probation the government may want to revoke your probation for a number of reasons. Those reasons can include new law violations or not completing court ordered requirements in a timely fashion. If you are found to be in violation you can face an open sentence before the Judge and may be exposed to jail or prison penalties.
Before you make any admissions of denials you can benefit from having an attorney help you with your case. Though an attorney will not be able to undo the original plea of guilty you made in your case, an attorney can help you shape the outcome of your case. You are entitled to a hearing where the government would have to prove their allegations before the Judge. Or perhaps your case will be better served to engage in active negotiation with the District Attorney to take advantage of any agreements or concessions they would be willing to make. Your case is unique and your defense is unique.
Come in and take advantage of a free consultation where Ms. Blanco can help tailor and fit a defense that is right for you.
A bench warrant means the judge has asked for your immediate arrest should law enforcement make contact with you. The bench warrant is issued due to a failure to appear for court or they can be issued for someone who is being accused of committing a crime.
Sometimes you may not realize that you have a bench warrant until you are arrested. On the other hand, perhaps like many others you are afraid of being arrested and taken to jail so you are avoiding addressing the bench warrant. Regardless, missing court can have an impact on the resolution of your case. It may also have an impact on your driving privilege. Contacting an attorney can often times help you avoid additional penalties and sometimes may even help you avoid being arrested at all.
We want you to take a pro-active stance in clearing up this matter but we want to equip you with the knowledge and education to help you make a good decision at this time.If you are in need of legal advice because of an existing bench warrant, call us and speak to Ms. Blanco directly to answer your questions and alleviate your concerns. We want to help you get this matter resolved so you can move on with your life without the worry and stress of this bench warrant.
DUR or DARP
Driving under revocation or driving after revocation prohibited are serious offenses. They are also very sensitive cases. Pleading to any offense that establishes you were driving a vehicle can re-suspend your driver’s license and expose you to more severe consequences if you are caught driving again. This is a terrible and vicious cycle for many people. Some do not even realize their license has been restricted. Restrictions can come from child support obligations, warrants, lapses in insurance coverage, excessive traffic tickets, certain types of misdemeanor or felony offense and DUIs. Even a simple plea to a minor traffic infraction can cause major consequences at the DMV. It is always best to consult with an attorney on these matters. Consultations are free—please call to set up a consultation and a review of your individual case.