Appeals and Post Trial

Direct Appeals

There are various ways to try to get a decision overturned.  The most common way is a direct appeal where you seek review from a judge or panel of judges higher than the trial judge.  Everyone convicted at trial has this right.  While this is generally difficult, this is usually the best chance to fix an...

Motor Vehicle and Administrative Appeals

I also handle administrative appeals including challenging decisions to suspend a driver’s license by the Division of Motor Vehicles.  If you have wrongfully lost a driver’s or commercial motor vehicle license, you have the right to appeal to the District Court.  There are also hearing procedures for other types of administrative actions.  If the hearing...

Post-Trial Motions and 35(c)

There are various ways to try to get a decision overturned. These include motions to withdraw a plea, motions for new trial, motions for judgment of acquittal not withstanding the verdict, petitions for post-conviction relief {often called 35(c) due to the rule of procedure where it comes from}, and motions to reduce your sentence {often called 35(b)...

Sealing and Expunging Records

In Colorado, sealing of records refers to adult cases and expunging records refers to juvenile cases.  The rules as to who is eligible differ, but when successful the result is the same.  You can honestly say that the case does not exist.  Only certain cases are eligible and the law changes from time to time. ...

Sex Offender Registry Removal

If you have been required to register as a sex offender, you know how difficult and unfair the process can be.  You may have been innocent but pressured into taking a deal due to the risk of a lifetime sentence after trial, committed the most minor of acts, been wrongfully convicted, or have now been rehabilitated...