During the weekend of Friday, March 30 - Monday, April 2, Ryan Leaf, a former #2 overall draft choice in the 1998 NFL draft, was arrested twice on similar charges of burglary and criminal drug possession in his hometown of Great Falls, Montana.
Public figures often find their criminal problems in the news, making Mr. Leaf's case that much more difficult. Judges, prosecutors and the public hold him to a higher standard because of his celebrity and he may find it difficult to get a fair trial on these new charges. He also faces the possibility of enhanced penalties and statutory minimums due to the fact that he was charged with new felonies while on a felony probation.
This also demonstrates that probation is not always the best option for clients. Probation keeps you out of prison because any jail sentence is suspended on the condition that you successfully complete probation and all related conditions. However, if your drug addiction has taken over your life, probation can be very dangerous because the judge can bring you back on a motion to revoke the probation when something like this happens. The cycle can last for years and years, whereas a short jail sentence on the front end of the case may have been a better choice.
While Leaf's celebrity is sure to have helped him in many aspects of his life, when facing the court system Denver Burglary Attorney Doug Richards says this can hinder his case. It is important Leaf seeks counsel that is experienced in high profile cases and will make sure he receives a fair trial.
A jury deliberated for only 20 minutes before returning a verdict of not guilty for former Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, Jeffrey Campos. Gary Lozow represented Campos, who had been accused of assault by former mistress Jennifer Reins. Gary Lozow argued that his client was guilty of adultery, but not of assault. The prosecution claimed Campos had "snapped" during an argument and grabbed Reins' arms and choked her. Gary Lozow contested that while his client did grab Reins' wrists, it was in self defense and that Reins was the aggressor. Testimony from Reins' previous boyfriends that claimed she had a violent streak backed up Lozow's argument.
Denver Divorce Attorney talks about family law in Colorado. The process of hiring a Denver Family Law Attorney is very key as you need someone that you can trust, as most people are very vulnerable at this time in their life. The Family Law Attorneys at Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher have years of experience helping people make it through these tough times.
Denver Estate Planning Attorney discusses estate and tax planning in Colorado. With the complexities involved with taxes, it is always a good idea to seek counsel to make sure that your estate and assets are secured and planned out the way you want.
Congratulations goes out to Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Gary Lozow for being selected to the 2011-2012 Colorado Judicial Institute Board of Directors. This is quite an honor for Gary Lozow as the CJI mission is to "preserve and enhance the independence and excellence of Colorado courts, to further public understanding of the Colorado judicial system, and to ensure that the courts meet the needs of the people."
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Isaacson Rosenbaum, a 50-year-old Denver law firm, has announced that it will cease operations and close at the end of this month. A staple in Colorado law, the firm regularly ranked among the largest in Colorado with around 40 attorneys and had recently been honored as one of the top eight in Colorado real estate, government investigations, and white-collar crime. It has been announced that one of the firms most experienced Denver Criminal Defense Attorneys, Gary Lozow, will be joining Denver's Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher.