Pursuit of Wounded Wildlife in Colorado: Trespassing and Wanton Waste Charges and the Ethical Duty to Retrieve Downed Game

Pursuit of Wounded Wildlife in Colorado: Trespassing and Wanton Waste Charges and the Ethical Duty to Retrieve Downed Game

Hunters facing Hunting Violations in Colorado should understand the charges they're facing by consulting with an attorney prior to pleading guilty or paying the fine.

2017 Dove Season: Rules and Regulations

2017 Dove Season: Rules and Regulations

Hunting Doves in Colorado for 2017? Don't overlook important hunting laws on tagging and baiting for migratory birds.

Do You Need An Attorney for a Hunting Ticket or Violation?

Do You Need An Attorney for a Hunting Ticket or Violation?

Receiving a hunting violation is stressful enough.  Finding and hiring the right attorney to handle your hunting or fishing ticket should be an easy decision.

How to Find a Hunting Lease

How to Find a Hunting Lease

Hunters looking for hunting leases have more ways than ever to find coveted ground to pursue trophy big game and plentiful waterfowl and upland birds.  However, just because it is easy to find a lease doesn't necessarily mean that you should sign right away.  

Attorneys Fees in an Eviction: Residential, Commercial, Agricultural Rules

Attorneys Fees in an Eviction: Residential, Commercial, Agricultural Rules

Landlords facing the process of evicting a tenant are often hesitant regarding hiring an attorney in hopes to save expenses.  However, Colorado Statutes provide for attorneys fees to be awarded to successful landlords, subject to certain exceptions.  

Colorado Hunting and Fishing License Suspension Points: 10 Point Offenses

Colorado Hunting and Fishing License Suspension Points: 10 Point Offenses

Hunting and Fishing Violations in Colorado are assigned point values based on the severity of the charges.  The Hunting License Suspension Points accumulate on the hunter's record for 5 years before dropping off, and depending on the number accumulated by the hunter or fisher, he or she may be facing a hearing with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Officer regarding a suspension of their privileges.

Hunting With Artificial Light is a Misdemeanor in Colorado

Hunting With Artificial Light is a Misdemeanor in Colorado

Hunters in Colorado who utilize any kind of artificial light, thermal imaging, or night vision may be in violation even if they are not holding their gun or bow at the time.  Depending on the circumstances, different kinds of artificial light used at different times for different reasons may place hunters in jeopardy of receiving a hunting ticket when they least expect it.

Which Hunting Violations in Colorado are Felonies?

Which Hunting Violations in Colorado are Felonies?

While most outdoor related criminal statutes in Colorado are classified as misdemeanors, certain hunting offenses in Colorado are classified as felonies.  A conviction of any felony charge can have lasting impacts on your ability to earn a living, hunt, and otherwise meaningfully participate in society.

Colorado Hunting and Fishing License Suspensions: 15 Point Violations in Colorado

Colorado Hunting and Fishing License Suspensions: 15 Point Violations in Colorado

Colorado hunting charges have administrative consequences beyond the fines and additions to your criminal record.  Violations carry license point assessments that can have a lasting impact on your hunting and fishing plans in Colorado and across the nation in the coming years.  

Preparing To Evict Your Tenant: What steps do you need to take to make sure you can legally evict a problem tenant

Preparing To Evict Your Tenant: What steps do you need to take to make sure you can legally evict a problem tenant

Landlords looking to evict a problem tenant in Colorado may find themselves out of luck if they fail to follow proper procedure in the time leading up to the eviction.  Find out the steps you can take now to prepare for an eviction later.

Landlord’s Defenses to Claims of a Breach of the Warranty of Habitability

Landlord’s Defenses to Claims of a Breach of the Warranty of Habitability

Landlords facing any claim of the breach of the warranty of habitability may have defenses available to the action by their tenant.  Some defenses are provided by statute, where certain defenses and limitations on tenant actions and remedies are specifically enumerated.

Hunting Near Roads: Rules For Hunting in Close Proximity to Public Roads for Colorado Hunters

Hunting Near Roads: Rules For Hunting in Close Proximity to Public Roads for Colorado Hunters

If you hunt anywhere near any public roads in Colorado, you must be careful not to shoot or send any arrows across or from the road.  Even if an animal falls before they reach the road, such as the case with a flushing pheasant, you may still face charges or a Colorado hunting ticket.

New Mexico Upgrades Certain Wildlife and Hunting Charges to Felony Status

New Mexico Upgrades Certain Wildlife and Hunting Charges to Felony Status

New Mexico has moved one particular hunting offense from a misdemeanor offense to a felony.  If convicted, hunters charged with these crimes can face not only losing their hunting privileges, but several other rights as well.

What Hunting Violations Are Worth 20 License Suspension Points?

What Hunting Violations Are Worth 20 License Suspension Points?

Being charged with a Colorado Hunting Violation is serious business, especially when possible suspension of your hunting and fishing privileges is at stake.  While there are several combinations of offenses that could lead to your privileges being suspended, certain offenses can mean an almost automatic suspension of your hunting and fishing license in Colorado.

When is a Rental Property Uninhabitable in Colorado? Landlord’s Breach of the Warranty of Habitability

When is a Rental Property Uninhabitable in Colorado? Landlord’s Breach of the Warranty of Habitability

Property owners in Colorado who desire to rent their homes to tenants must abide by the Warranty of Habitability.  But what requirements exist and what makes a home "uninhabitable?"  

When Is A Tenant Responsible For Maintenance of a Rental Property?

When Is A Tenant Responsible For Maintenance of a Rental Property?

As a tenant, you have certain obligations to the premises in terms of upkeep and maintenance under Colorado Landlord Tenant Statutes.  These obligations may not appear in your lease agreement, but you are no less responsible for not only knowing them, but upholding your obligations.

What is the Cost of a Hunting License?

What is the Cost of a Hunting License?

Colorado is debating increasing the price of resident and non-resident hunting license fees.  Where does Colorado stand on the national stage as far as cost of licenses?

Do I Need A License To Guide in Colorado?

Do I Need A License To Guide in Colorado?

Yes and no.  Technically, guides do not need licenses in Colorado to provide guiding services for fishing and hunting trips.  However, unlicensed guides must be employed or contracted by licensed outfitters.  Outfitters must be licensed in Colorado if they are providing outfitting services on land that they do not personally own.  So really, yes, there must be a license involved somewhere in order to guide in Colorado.

What is the Warranty of Habitability in Colorado?

What is the Warranty of Habitability in Colorado?

Every lease agreement carries with it an implied warranty of habitability.  That is, the landlord warrants to the tenant that the premises leased to the tenant for the purpose of habitation is in fact suitable for human habitation.  This does not need to be written in your lease in order to be in effect; the implied warranty of habitability is implied in every lease agreement.

Do I Need a Second Rod Stamp For Fishing in Colorado?

Do I Need a Second Rod Stamp For Fishing in Colorado?

Second rod stamps allow fishermen and anglers in Colorado to have more than one line in the water while fishing.  Without a second rod stamp in your possession, you may only fish using one rod at a time, unless you fishing exclusively with trotlines or jugs.