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James Forslund

3780 S. Broadway
Englewood CO 80113
(303) 761-6067

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Law Office of James C. Forslund

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When you've been arrested in Denver Boulder metro area or beyond and you don't think it's fair, you need a lawyer who can protect your rights...make sure you're treated fairly...and who knows how to get results.

Colorado Domestic Violence Defense

Few crimes require more immediate intervention of an attorney for the accused than do domestic violence-related crimes. Otherwise, the system takes over and the accused may find themselves without family and employment. An experienced and skilled lawyer is critical to minimize the immediate consequences of a domestic violence (DV) charge. This is true in order to advise the client how best to avoid additional charges which occur due to the accused's lack of knowledge regarding the enforcement of the Mandatory Protection Order (MPO) entered against them shortly after their arrest. Expert advice is needed to detail what steps must be taken to minimize the harmful consequences of a DV charge, and to maximize the chances for a successful result. Missteps at the outset of DV cases are very common and often lead to irreparable damage to the accused's ability to successfully defend himself.

Domestic Violence is any crime committed within an intimate or formerly intimate relationship, regardless of whether violence is involved. The results of a DV charge can be devastating and may include: immediate arrest and incarceration, no opportunity for release on bail until an MPO is issued at your first court appearance, no contact directly or indirectly with the alleged victim who is usually a spouse or other intimate partner, no modification of the MPO until the alleged victim is contacted and consulted (a process which takes precious time), the intervention of victim advocates who usually advise your loved one that it is unsafe and ill-advised to agree to any contact with you, and legislative mandates which prohibit judges and prosecutors from dealing leniently with these cases.

In addition to other substantial consequences, a DV conviction automatically prohibits one from ever owning or possessing firearms or ammunition for the remainder of their life. Any violation of this prohibition is a federal felony.

We will take the necessary steps to avoid making your case worse and to begin taking immediate steps to minimize the effects of a pending DV case. Just as importantly, we begin working your case toward a successful resolution either through jury trial or settlement acceptable to you. Contact us now to begin the defense of your case.

Attorney Profile

JAMES C. FORSLUND, Attorney at Law
Englewood Law Bldg.
3780 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
Telephone: (303) 761-6067, FAX: 303-672-6815

Appointments to fit your schedule. Weekends and early morning. Calls returned promptly.



 

Who is Jim Forslund?

 

 

 

 

  • He has been helping people save their licensees and their freedom for over 18 years.

 

 

 

  • He spends over 20 hours per month researching the latest cases, legal treatises, scientific literature, and articles on the subject of drunk driving defense allowing him to be on the cutting edge of DUI defense at all times.

 

  • He graduated from the University of Denver Law School in 1979 and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in that same year. Many attorneys must take the bar exam more than one time to pass

 

  • He has never been disciplined by the State Bar.

 

  • He is doggedly independent, and believes in challenging everything for his clients' defense to be successful.

 

  • As a matter of course, he is ready to fight your case by bombarding the District Attorney with extensive pre-trial motions, demonstrative evidence, photographs, witness testimony, videos, defense experts, essential cross-examination of the prosecution's witnesses, and, of course, your testimony.

 

  • Clients come from across Colorado and from other states to retain his services. He focuses on cases in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties. Mr. Pareja covers Larimer and Weld counties

 

  • DUI Help Member

 

Colorado DUI Gunslinger:

Alamosa, Archuletta, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Dolores, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Platta, Mesa, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel Counties.

DUI Colorado Springs

El Paso and surrounding counties.

Colo DUI

Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero and Pueblo counties.

If having your license and your freedom play a large part in your life, call 303-761-6067 now for your appointment.

 

Gary P. Pareja, Attorney at Law
Englewood Law Bldg., 3780 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80110
Telephone: (720) 394-1593, FAX: (303) 313-9673

Please Call : 303-761-6067

Cases

Recent Cases Which May Be Helpful In Your Defense Of A Colorado DUI

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  1. State v. Homan: Field Sobriety Tests not allowed to establish probable cause unless done correctly.

  2. Knowles v. Iowa: Officers may not search beyond what is necessary for officer safety in a routine traffic stop.

  3. People v. Redderson: Consent for a search my not be obtained by coercion, deception, duress, promises, threats, intrusive conduct or undue influence.

  4. People v. Carlson: An officer must have probable cause to order a driver to take roadside sobriety tests. Otherwise consent must be voluntary.

  5. U.S. v. Lambert: A defendant was seized while agents held his driver's license for 20 minutes.

  6. U.S. v. Buchannan: The defendants were seized when the troopers separated them from their vehicle.

  7. U.S. v. Mitchell: A defendant retains his priveledge against self-incrimination through sentencing.

  8. Florida v. J.L.: A seizure can not be made based on an uncorroborated anonymous tip.

  9. People v. Roybal: Odor of alcohol and an unexplained accident are not sufficient for an arrest.

  10. U.S. Gastellum: A one-time weave over solid white line on right does not justify a stop.

Domestic Violence Defense

Colorado Domestic Violence Defense

Few crimes require more immediate intervention of an attorney for the accused than do domestic violence-related crimes. Otherwise, the system takes over and the accused may find themselves without family and employment. An experienced and skilled lawyer is critical to minimize the immediate consequences of a domestic violence (DV) charge. This is true in order to advise the client how best to avoid additional charges which occur due to the accused's lack of knowledge regarding the enforcement of the Mandatory Protection Order (MPO) entered against them shortly after their arrest. Expert advice is needed to detail what steps must be taken to minimize the harmful consequences of a DV charge, and to maximize the chances for a successful result. Missteps at the outset of DV cases are very common and often lead to irreparable damage to the accused's ability to successfully defend himself.

Domestic Violence is any crime committed within an intimate or formerly intimate relationship, regardless of whether violence is involved. The results of a DV charge can be devastating and may include: immediate arrest and incarceration, no opportunity for release on bail until an MPO is issued at your first court appearance, no contact directly or indirectly with the alleged victim who is usually a spouse or other intimate partner, no modification of the MPO until the alleged victim is contacted and consulted (a process which takes precious time), the intervention of victim advocates who usually advise your loved one that it is unsafe and ill-advised to agree to any contact with you, and legislative mandates which prohibit judges and prosecutors from dealing leniently with these cases.

In addition to other substantial consequences, a DV conviction automatically prohibits one from ever owning or possessing firearms or ammunition for the remainder of their life. Any violation of this prohibition is a federal felony.

We will take the necessary steps to avoid making your case worse and to begin taking immediate steps to minimize the effects of a pending DV case. Just as importantly, we begin working your case toward a successful resolution either through jury trial or settlement acceptable to you. Contact us now to begin the defense of your case.

JAMES C. FORSLUND

JAMES C. FORSLUND, Attorney at Law
Englewood Law Bldg.
3780 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
Telephone: (303) 761-6067, FAX: 303-672-6815

Appointments to fit your schedule. Weekends and early morning. Calls returned promptly.

Who is Jim Forslund?

 

 

 

  • He has been helping people save their licensees and their freedom for over 18 years.

 

 

 

  • He spends over 20 hours per month researching the latest cases, legal treatises, scientific literature, and articles on the subject of drunk driving defense allowing him to be on the cutting edge of DUI defense at all times.

 

  • He graduated from the University of Denver Law School in 1979 and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in that same year. Many attorneys must take the bar exam more than one time to pass

 

  • He has never been disciplined by the State Bar.

 

  • He is doggedly independent, and believes in challenging everything for his clients' defense to be successful.

 

  • As a matter of course, he is ready to fight your case by bombarding the District Attorney with extensive pre-trial motions, demonstrative evidence, photographs, witness testimony, videos, defense experts, essential cross-examination of the prosecution's witnesses, and, of course, your testimony.

 

  • Clients come from across Colorado and from other states to retain his services. He focuses on cases in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties. Mr. Pareja covers Larimer and Weld counties

 

  • DUI Help Member

 

Colorado DUI Gunslinger:

Alamosa, Archuletta, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Dolores, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Platta, Mesa, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel Counties.

DUI Colorado Springs

El Paso and surrounding counties.

Colo DUI

Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero and Pueblo counties.

If having your license and your freedom play a large part in your life, call 303-761-6067 now for your appointment.

Attorney Fees

Attorney Fees

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Fees and Payment Policies: Reasonable flat fees and hourly rates. Payment plans to fit most budgets.

When we talk, I'll also tell you about my fees and payment plans. I understand that the cost of an attorney is an expense that you weren't planning on. So I offer fees at a flat rate to assist you with your budgeting. You may also pay me by the hour.

Of course I accept cash or checks. But you might be interested to know that for your convenience, I'll also gladly accept payment by credit card.

In any case, the initial phone consultation with me is free, so there is no risk on your part-and you will learn just what your rights and options are. When we are finished, if you're not convinced that I will be able to protect you to your complete satisfaction, then you can simply decide not to hire me. I won't trouble you again . . . and you'll owe me nothing.

Some individuals do try to defend themselves without legal assistance, but this is usually risky because the penalties can be harsh. Good legal representation can decrease many of these concerns. See what your DUI may cost.

You can discover for yourself how I can help save your license and freedom by calling me at 303-761-6067

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions in Colorado DUI/DWAI Cases

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  1. What are my Miranda Rights?

    When an officer has arrested a person and starts to ask them questions about a crime, the officer must first advise the person of their Constitutional rights. Most often, the advisement is this:
    • You have the right to remain silent.
    • Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
    • You have the right to be advised by an attorney before answering any questions.
    • If you desire an attorney and cannot afford one, one will be appointed for you free of charge.


  2. Will I be able to get my case dismissed because I was not read my rights?

    Probably not. But if you were interrogated after being placed in custody, your statements can not be used against you.

  3. What are my rights?

    See
    Know your rights in a Colorado DUI/DWAI

  4. Will I go to jail?

    On a first offense, probably not. On second or later offenses, it becomes more probable, but an experienced attorney may be able to keep you out.
    See the ranges of penalies.

  5. If my DUI is reduced to a DWAI, what do I gain?

    Not much. In Colorado both are counted as alcohol offenses (crimes) for the rest of your life. While DWAI most likely will not be considered by other states, DUI travels across state lines. DWAI may avoid an interlock for multiple offenders and a suspension for all.

  6. I had two alcohol offenses when I was younger. What will happen to my license if I have a third conviction?

    Your license will be automatically revoked for two years.

  7. I have three serious offenses within seven years, what will become of my license?

    It will be automatically revoked for five years.

  8. How many hours of alcohol classes will I have to take?

    Plan on at least 24-48 hours, one two hour session per week. The higher your BAC, the more hours you will have to take.

  9. What will happen if I do not complete the classes or public service ordered by the Court?

    You will go to jail.

  10. I lost my Colorado license. May I obtain a license in another state.

    In most cases, no.

  11. If I obtain an international driver's license, may I drive in Colorado, even though my Colorado license is revoked?

    No.

  12. Am I a bad person, because I was arrested for DUI?

    No, but you are well advised never, never smell like alcohol while behind the wheel.
    You do not need to feel humiliated.

  13. What if I burped within twenty minutes of blowing?

    The breath machine may have read alcohol from your stomach rather than you lungs. The result may be incorrect. A similar problem occurs with dentures.

  14. Answers to other questions posed on lawguru.


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