July 3, 2017

Congratulations to Sarah Schielke who was elected to the DUI Defense Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors for the 2018-20 term! This is an incredible national organization of the country’s best DUI attorneys and Sarah could not be more proud to represent such an amazing group on their Board.

June 14, 2017

Sarah just won her SIXTEENTH consecutive DUI jury trial in a double-refusal case out of Denver County. Her client was facing lots of jail time and instead was found NOT GUILTY of all charges against him, including weaving and careless driving. Here’s a photo of Sarah’s client leaving the courthouse after the verdict. Justice sure feels good, doesn’t it?

May 18-19, 2017

Sarah was invited by the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to present on Winning Marijuana DUIs. The conference put on by NHACDL was great and Sarah had lots of fun meeting all the many defenders out east.

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Sarah Schielke, who was elected to the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s Board of Directors for the 2017-18 fiscal year!

April 27-29, 2017

The DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association (DUIDLA) put on one hell of a DUI Defense Conference in Austin, TX and Sarah was honored to be asked to present on her Winning Marijuana DUIs strategy and cross-examination! It is always wonderful meeting up with these incredible DUI defenders from across the nation and a real treat to have been asked to present on repeated occasion. DUIDLA is a tremendous organization Sarah couldn’t be more proud to be a part of.

April 13-14, 2017

Sarah Schielke headlined the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s 2017 DUI Trial Practice Seminar, presenting on DUI Theory of the Case and Voir Dire to Beat the Intoxilyzer 9000 in Breath Cases. She also led small groups of attorneys teaching on trial practice and strategy. The conference was a great success!

March 15, 2017

Spotted! Sarah Schielke in the news, helping to expose Colorado’s fraudulent and secretive Intoxilyzer 9000 breath-testing program.

March 14, 2017

Sarah Schielke, in another front page Denver Post story, exposing Colorado’s fraudulent, corrupt and secretive DUI breath testing program:

Attorneys: Thousands of Colorado DUI Convictions Could be in Doubt Amid Forgery Allegations

March 9-11, 2017

Sarah Schielke had a fantastic time flying out to Columbus, Ohio to serve on faculty and present on Winning Marijuana DUIs at the Ohio’s Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers’ 2017 Best in the Midwest DUI Defense Seminar & Trial Skills Academy. The OACDL is an amazing, strong organization! Sarah was also part of the seminar’s panel for the “Kicking Ass in Heels” presentation, comprised of six of some of the country’s most successful female criminal trial attorneys.

July 10, 2016

Due to her tremendous success in winning Marijuana DUI trials, the National DUI Defense Lawyers’ Association (DUIDLA) asked Sarah Schielke to serve as a course director and to give two presentations – one on Winning Marijuana DUIs, and another on Beating Alcohol Breath Test Cases at the 2016 DUIDLA Summer Seminar on Marijuana DUI Defense in Denver, CO from July 7-9. 2016. The conference was a great success, and Sarah had a wonderful time; very proud to be a member of this excellent organization.

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June 21, 2016

The Denver Post has picked up Shawn Lovett’s story and Sarah Schielke’s federal lawsuit filed against DOC on his behalf:

DOC Correction Officers Face Criminal Charges, Federal Lawsuit, After Assaulting Inmate Shawn Lovett

June 16, 2016

Sarah Schielke, in the news, fighting for justice for Shawn Lovett:

Two Correctional Officers Facing Felony Charges for Attack on Inmate

June 15, 2016

On September 10, 2014, inmate Shawn Lovett at Centennial Correctional Facility was fully restrained (both hands and legs cuffed) and helpless when two correctional officers assaulted him by flipping him onto his head. Shawn lost consciousness and a lot of blood and DOC refused to send him out to a hospital for even a single scan. He now suffers from brain damage, vision loss and PTSD. The officers who attacked him have been criminally charged for both the assault and their cover-up afterwards. DOC continues to deny Shawn access to the medical care he needs. Sarah Schielke will not rest until there is justice for Shawn and his family.

Two DOC Officers Attack Helpless Inmate

March 10, 2016

Another excellent case victory, this time in federal court. Elderly client calls newspaper to ask for 50th time that they stop littering their weekly advertising circular on his lawn… and ends up charged with harassment and menacing. Arrested in his HOME without a warrant! Charges were dismissed a year later and I brought this lawsuit against the cops who screwed up. Police tried to get lawsuit tossed rather than take accountability… sad! Now they’re going to pay.

Federal Court Decision – Derosier v. Balltrip et al

February 26, 2016

Two thumbs up to the Longmont Times-Call for reaching out to get the real story on Ms. Burris. I will never stop fighting for my clients.

Attorney: Former SVVSD Bus Driver Loved Kids, Is Innocent

December 4, 2014

Some solid quotes from Colorado’s preeminent DUID-Marijuana defense attorney Sarah Schielke in this IBTimes article:

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