Each year a lot of people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are denied benefits. Your next step in Colorado is a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).
It is important to understand that the timeline for appeals through the SSDI process is slow. Because of the backlog at the Social Security Administration, we advise our clients to apply for SSDI benefits as soon as it is understood they are disabled and no longer able to work.
For years, the breathalyzer test was considered by law enforcement to be the holy grail of evidence in DUI cases. Fast-forward to the present day, and these devices are known for being unreliable.
If you submitted to a breath test in Colorado, and are facing serious DUI charges, consult with an experienced defense attorney immediately. A skilled lawyer can quickly assess your case and determine if the breathalyzer results are inaccurate.
Here are 5 reasons breathalyzer tests can be unreliable in DUI cases:
If you become disabled, it is important to know the resources available to help make ends meet.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program for workers who become emotionally or physically unable to work any longer. When approved, SSDI gives you regular payments that are calculated on the average wages you earned throughout your working career.
To be eligible for SSDI you must meet the definition of disability used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and have sufficient, recent time in the workforce. Payroll tax deductions fund the disability trust fund used by SSDI to aid disabled workers.
Because of wait times, potential backlog, and the high potential for the need to appeal a denial, you should complete and submit your application for SSDI as soon as possible. We’ll walk through the process in this blog.
It is common for a worker’s compensation claim to be denied, and there are some steps you can take to get your claim moving again.
When you receive notice that your claim is denied, it is important to understand the reasons behind the denial. Worker’s compensation is an insurance benefit, and as can happen with insurance companies, receiving benefits for which you are eligible may take some work.
A good first move is to speak to an attorney with a focus on workers’ compensation. Your attorney can give you insight into why you were denied benefits. You can also contact the insurance company directly to talk about why the claim was denied.
When you become a legally licensed driver in Colorado, you provide “expressed consent” to submit to a blood or breathalyzer test administered by a law enforcement agency that has probable cause to believe you are under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both while operating a motor vehicle. This means that if police stop your vehicle because you are swerving all over the road, they may request that you take a breathalyzer test. Since you agreed through “expressed consent” that submitting to such a test was okay when you obtained your driving privilege, a refusal will result in repercussions.
If you are arrested and charged with a DUI, you face jail time, costly fines and a license suspension. After being charged with a DUI, the DMV suspends your driving privilege. You then have 10 days to contact a local DMV office and request a license suspension hearing. An experienced lawyer can assist you in filling out and filing the necessary paperwork. Then they can assist you with the following steps in a DMV license suspension hearing in Colorado:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides much needed compensation and medical care if you are disabled and unable to work. If you are disabled by injury or illness, you may wonder how you can qualify for help from the program.
If you are injured on the job and receive workers’ comp benefits, wage replacement, or a settlement, you may wonder about paying taxes—isn’t that income?
When you suffer a work-related injury or illness, the workers’ comp insurance carried by your employer gives you access to medical care and other benefits. If you suffer a serious injury, or are partially disabled, you may also be eligible for a cash settlement.
When you are awarded wage replacement or other cash benefit, your workers’ comp may be a primary source of income. Despite that, workers’ compensation proceeds are not considered taxable income.
A common misconception is that DUI charges are unbeatable. However, an experienced attorney knows how to poke holes in the prosecution’s case. Depending on the circumstances of your case as well as the skill of your attorney, you may be able to reduce or even dismiss the charges against you.
Below are a few examples of DUI defense strategies.
Being arrested for DWAI in Colorado is a stressful experience. One moment you are driving in your car, the next you are being handcuffed and placed in the back of a cruiser. Because the criminal justice system can be so intimidating and unforgiving, you must retain the services of an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled criminal law attorney can stand by your side, protect your rights, and help you build a solid defense.