What is a Deferred Judgment?

A deferred judgment is a way to plea bargain a case that gives the defendant the opportunity to avoid a conviction for a crime so long as he or she successfully complies with terms and conditions of the deferred judgment.  If a deferred judgment agreement is reached, the judge will take a guilty plea to… Read more »

DUI Sentencing CLE

We had the privilege of presenting at a CLE this week.  CLE stands for Continuing Legal Education.  Attorneys are required to complete 45 Continuing Legal Education hours every 3 years in order to keep their law license up to date. The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar gave us the opportunity to present on DUI sentencing. Specifically,… Read more »

Colorado Springs Chamber Event

Dahl, Fischer & Wilks is a member of a few local chambers of commerce, including the Aurora Chamber, the Colorado Women’s Chamber, the Glendale Chamber and the Colorado Springs Chamber. So, what is a chamber of commerce? It is an organization composed of business leaders in a community. Businesses form these groups to advocate not… Read more »

Ex El Paso County Sheriff Found Not Guilty

Terry Maketa, the former El Paso County Sheriff, stood trial in a Colorado Springs courthouse. Maketa was accused of using his power to punish employees and contractors with whom he disagreed.  He was also alleged to have persuaded a domestic violence victim to recant her story and she was subsequently arrested.  The alleged defendant in… Read more »