‘Drug dealer’ learns why you don’t call cops when someone steals your cocaine

Apparently, one should not call the police if her/his illegal drugs are stolen. A self-described Florida drug dealer, found this out the hard way the other day when he called 911 to report a robbery. When the police officers showed up he told the responding deputy that someone broke into his car and took some money and about a quarter ounce of cocaine. The deputy then looked around the car and found some crack-cocaine and a crack pipe, and the reporting party was arrested on the spot. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and resisting arrest without violence, which is inevitably going to cost him far more than just the quarter ounce of cocaine. We specialize in Colorado Drug Defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation at 303-635-6768.

 

NY Post, Associated Press, 7/19/2017

Link: http://nypost.com/2017/07/19/drug-dealer-learns-why-you-dont-call-cops-when-someone-steals-your-cocaine/

The Juice to be let loose? O.J. Simpson faces parole hearing this week in Nevada

OJ Simpson is reportedly up for parole after nine years in prison for his role in a Las Vegas armed robbery. Simpson, who is 70 years old, could be out as soon as October 1, 2017 if the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners deems him ready. According to close friend Tom Scotto, Simpson’s plan if granted parole is to either move back to Florida and live with Scotto, or to move to Sacramento and live with his sister, Shirley Baker.  Scotto claims that Simpson is “very positive” about his parole chances, and that the former NFL running back still has money despite the $2-3 million in legal fees he faced from the 2008 case. OJ has also reportedly lost around 70 pounds since his first parole hearing in 2013, and has had no behavioral issues or writeups while incarcerated in the Las Vegas prison. He has also spent his time watching NFL games and coaching softball, and even started a Baptist church within the prison. Hopefully Simpson’s good behavior continues outside of prison if he is granted parole, as his history with the law is not one to be proud of. If he sticks to playing golf and keeping his head low, maybe he can live out the rest of his life in peace. That is not to say that Parole is easy. Mr. Simpson would still potentially be monitored, have regular check-ins and could go back to prison if he violates the terms of the parole.

The Law Offices of Steven J Pisani specialize in DUI, traffic, and criminal defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation at 303-635-6768.

 

USA Today Sports, Josh Peter, 7/17/2017

Link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2017/07/17/oj-simpson-faces-parole-hearing-thursday-nevada/483653001/

Aaron Carter bragged about not getting a DUI before arrest

It is rarely beneficial to be overconfident when it comes to the law and our justice system. Aaron Carter, The less-successful brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, was recorded on camera bragging that he will never get a DUI just five days before the Georgia police pulled him over and arrested him on DUI and marijuana charges. His girlfriend, Madison Parker, was in the car with him at the time and was charged with possession of marijuana and obstruction of law enforcement officers. Maybe the has-been pop star should have knocked on wood after he made such a bold claim. Or at least gotten somebody else to drive. The Law Offices of Steven J Pisani specialize in DUI, traffic, and criminal defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation at 303-635-6768.

Page Six, Linda Massarella, 7/16/2017

Link: https://pagesix.com/2017/07/16/aaron-carter-bragged-about-not-getting-duis-before-arrest/?utm_campaign=iosapp

Longmont police didn’t follow procedures with warrantless searches, city concludes

Officials from Longmont have concluded that procedures used by Longmont police to establish consent during warrantless searches did not adhere to the police department’s standards. The tenets of a Longmont apartment building were reportedly not told in advance that they had a right to refuse entry by the police and K-9 dogs that, along with housing authority staff, were conducting the unconstitutional searches. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation on the searches, but decided that Longmont police “policies, procedures, training and practices are all in place and appropriate.” Apparently infringing upon the rights of others is “appropriate” in the eyes of the police. The Law Offices of Steven J Pisani specialize in DUI, traffic, and criminal defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation at 303-635-6768.

 

Denver Post, John Fryar, 7/14/2017

Link: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/14/longmont-police-didnt-follow-procedures-with-warrantless-searches-city-concludes/

Why Your Personal Auto Policy Doesn’t Cover Your Work Truck

Personal driving and business driving are two different risks that require two different insurance policies to protect your assets.

If you work as a contractorbuilder or painter, you probably use a truck to transport your tools and equipment between job sites. If the truck is registered to your business, chances are you also purchased a commercial auto insurance policy. But let’s say the truck you drive for work is also your personal vehicle. It’s registered in your name and covered by a personal auto insurance policy. You may think that policy also provides coverage for work-related use of your truck. But it probably doesn’t. In most cases, personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage for business driving. This could be an issue in No Proof of Insurance traffic tickets. Denver’s best traffic ticket defense lawyer can help sort this out.

Different Policies for Different Risks

If you read through your personal auto policy, it probably states that business use of your vehicle isn’t covered. That’s because personal auto policies are written with consumers in mind. Insurance companies assume that people who drive a personal vehicle are commuting to work or running errands, and they price the policy accordingly.

But when you use a vehicle for commercial purposes, you usually spend a lot more time behind the wheel. More miles spent on the road means a greater chance of an accident. From an insurance carrier’s point of view, business driving is riskier and more expensive, so it requires its own policy. And they aren’t wrong. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, accidents involving a commercial vehicle cost Americans $87 billion in 2011.

So, if you get into an accident while hauling tools to a worksite and you don’t have the appropriate commercial coverage, you could be responsible for:

  • Repairs for damaged property
  • Medical bills if someone was injured in the accident
  • Legal expenses if you are sued over the accident

If you don’t want to pay those bills out of pocket, it might be time to consider commercial vehicle coverage.

Protect Your Truck with Commercial Auto Insurance

Unlike personal auto policies, commercial auto insurance is a type of business insurance. Business policies address the risks of business driving, such as:

  • Additional time behind the wheel
  • The need to move tools and equipment between job sites
  • Transportation of employees or clients

Aside from covering business driving, commercial auto insurance is similar to your personal auto policy. A typical commercial auto policy may offer:

  • Liability coverage for damage you cause to a third party or their property
  • Medical payment coverage for bodily injuries you suffer in a crash
  • Physical damage, vandalism and collision coverage for your vehicle
  • Uninsured motorist coverage for damage caused by drivers who don’t have insurance

The medical expense coverage in a commercial auto policy can be particularly useful. If you’re involved in an accident that injures you or occupants in your vehicle, your policy may help pay for:

  • Emergency care
  • Diagnostics
  • Hospital stays
  • Rehabilitation costs

For example, let’s say you and an employee are en route to a client’s house for a painting job. You rear-end a car at a traffic light. If you file a claim under your personal auto policy, it may be denied. However, if you have a commercial auto policy, it may cover the cost of repairs to the vehicle you rear-ended, as well as medical expenses if you or your employee were injured. Contact the Best Denver Traffic Ticket Lawyer Steven J. Pisani for more information.

Worth noting: Commuting doesn’t qualify as business driving. If you get into an accident while on your way between your home and the office, your commercial auto policy typically won’t cover it. For better protection when you use a personal vehicle for business, consider purchasing both personal and commercial coverage.

If you have more questions about Insurance law, Denver Traffic Ticket defense, contact the Best Denver Traffic Lawyer Steven J. Pisani for more information.

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Sessions: Softened approach to drug enforcement led to surge in drug abuse and violent crime

In a recent letter sent to and published by The Washington Post, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions elaborated upon his plan to be tougher on drugs and drug offenders. Sessions blamed the United States’ supposedly rising rate in violent crime on the Justice Department’s increasingly relaxed approach to drug offenders and offenses. According to Sessions, drug prosecutions have decreased from 2011 to 2016 by 23 percent, while the average sentence for a convicted drug offender has decreased 18 percent from 2009 to 2016. This is what he believes is causing the “disturbing trend that could reverse decades of progress,” as violent crime is rising across the country. This rise in violent crime has made Sessions issue a memorandum to all federal prosecutors in which he authorizes prosecutors to charge offenses “as Congress intended.” This memorandum is supposed to allow prosecutors to apply the laws fairly while still exercising discretion, yet seems like it is meant more to punish minor drug offenders and minorities. Sessions’ misguided efforts are due to his fear of this “crime surge” being an ongoing trend in America, and apparently this policy will improve minority neighborhoods and communities that are “disproportionately impacted by violent drug trafficking.” Yet, Sessions does not seem to want to address the root cause of the oppression faced by minority communities, and is instead content attacking minor drug offenders and users who he claims are “infecting their communities.” Jeff Sessions and his “time-tested policy” are supposed to help, but will end up punishing small-time drug users as the United States punitive policies once again become the focus of our justice system. Steven J. Pisani is a Denver Criminal Defense Attorney, Denver DUI Lawyer and Denver Criminal Defense Attorney.

 

The Cannabist, Jeff Sessions, June 19, 2017
Link: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/06/19/jeff-sessions-drug-enforcement-violent-crime/81865/#disqus_thread

Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to DUI, dodges jail time

Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor plead guilty to DUI on Monday, June 19th. The former New York Giant was sentenced to 75 hours community service and 12 months probation after reportedly crashing into a parked police car in Florida. His blood alcohol levels were recorded at .082 and .084, just over the legal limit. The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in Denver DUI Defense, Colorado traffic Defense, and Denver criminal defense. Call for a free consultation.

 

NY Post, Todd Venezla, June 19, 2017

Link: http://nypost.com/2017/06/19/lawrence-taylor-pleads-guilty-to-dui-dodges-jail-time/?utm_campaign=iosapp

Tiger Woods tells Florida cop he was taking Xanax and Vicodin following DUI arrest: report

Former golfer Tiger Woods reportedly was on both Vicodin and Xanax when he was arrested for a DUI on May 29, 2017. Xanax and Vicodin can cause unintended side affects such as drowsiness, unconsciousness, slurred speech, or worse when used together. Although Woods denies being drunk he failed to pass the DUI field sobriety test administered by the police officers who pulled him over. A body camera caught the interaction with police. Tiger Woods will be facing Driving under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) charges. Even if the driver does not intend to drive under the influence, taking medications that impair your ability to drive safely may result in DUI charges. The Law Offices of Steven J Pisani specialize in DUI, traffic ticket, and criminal defense. Call us for a free consultation.

 

NY Daily News, Graham Rayman

 

Link: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/tiger-woods-tells-fla-xanax-dui-arrest-report-article-1.3236042

Venture Capital Firm Investing in Cannabis Breathalyzer

Hound Labs is making a breathalyzer for use by police that detects THC, the psychoactive substance in cannabis. The goal is for the breathalyzer to function just like an alcohol breathalyzer. The real story, however, is that more businesses are trying to cash in on legal cannabis through ancillary means. Until now, most investment surrounding the cannabis industry has been in the direct grow process.
The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in the field of Criminal Defense, Medical Marijuana Law and Colorado Cannabis Law. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation.
Cite: 5/23/2017, Melia Robinson, Business Insider
Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/hound-labs-marijuana-breathalyzer-2017-5

“Click it or Ticket” Enforcement Begins

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will start to crack down on seat belt violations during the Click it or Ticket campaign running through June 4. Last year’s campaign resulted in 5,983 seat belt violations CDOT is displaying 60 wreaths on Bandimere Speedway in Morrison as part of an awareness campaign and to represent the people who died in 2016 due to not wearing a seat belt. The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in the field of Criminal Defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation.

Cite: Amelia Arvesen, The Denver Post, 5/22/2017

Link: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/22/cops-begin-click-it-or-ticket/

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