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New Drunk Driving Law to Make Repeated DUIs a Felony

New Drunk Driving Law to Make Repeated DUIs a Felony In Colorado, a new bill for a drunk driving law to make multiple DUIs a felony offense has gone through the House and has been approved unanimously to be passed and for the required funding. This proposed drunk driving law provides a harsher response in Colorado to those who drive under the influence of alcohol; currently such an offense is considered only a misdemeanor no matter how many times a person has been convicted of driving drunk previously. Now, if a person receives three DUIs over a seven-year period or four over their lifetime, they will be charged with a Class Four felony which carries a sentence of two to six years in prison.There has been little opposition to the bill, and those who have spoken out against it have pointed out their concerns about the “lifetime” DUI limitation in this new drunk driving law. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino D-Denver noted, “say you have a driver who gets a DUI when he’s younger and another in this thirties. What happens when he gets another one when he’s sixty and another one when he’s seventy – do you really want to call him a repeat offender?” However, despite this concern, this new bill has garnered strong support and is expected to become law.This bill brings Colorado in line with thirty-seven other states that currently have drunk driving laws that make driving while impaired a felony offense for repeat offenders. At The Law Center we believe no one should ever drive while under the influence of a substance that impairs them. However, if you have been arrested and are awaiting trial for a serious criminal charge such as a DUI; you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, your liberties and livelihood to do what you can to avoid these harsh punishments. You should contact the experienced Law Center P.C. criminal defense attorneys at 303-991-5200 or info@thelawcenterpc.com right away.Courtesy of arapahoehouse.org : The Law Center PC

CEO Robert B. Wareham and wife attend NightSparks 4th Annual Fundrasier April 5th

CEO Robert B. Wareham and wife attend NightSparks 4th Annual Fundrasier April 5th CEO Robert B. Wareham and wife Jennifer Holschuh-Wareham attended LifeSpark Cancer Resources 4th annual spring fundraiser NightSparks hosted by KUSA and KOSI 101′s Denise Plante.Read more about LifeSpark Cancer Resources Annual fundraising event by clicking on the link below!http://www.lifesparknow.org/nightsparks-igniting-the-light/ : NewPara

Weekly FAQ #2: Spousal Maintenance

Weekly FAQ #2: Spousal Maintenance A common question that comes up during a divorce is “what spousal maintenance am I entitled to?” and the answer to that question varies. A new law in Colorado defines the potential payment for spousal maintenance for a couple whose combined income is less than $240,000 with a formula that includes taking 40% of the higher earner’s wage and subtracting 50% of the lower earner’s wage. As an example, if the higher earner made $100,000/yr and the lower earner made $50,000/yr, the spousal maintenance amount paid to the lower earner would be $15,000/yr. For spouses whose combined income is over $240,000 the rules are less clear.Additionally, according to Colorado divorce law, the necessity of spousal maintenance varies. In some cases if both wage-earners make the same amount no maintenance will be awarded unless there are circumstances such as children needing special care. If one spouse does not work, barring extenuating circumstances the spousal maintenance will be temporary with the intention of helping the lesser-earning spouse find more lucrative employment or gain more education.The rules that surround spousal maintenance in Colorado can quickly become confusing especially if disabilities or children are involved. Ensure you receive what you deserve from your spouse; call The Law Center today at 303-991-5200 to schedule your free consultation and discuss your spousal maintenance. : The Law Center PC

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