Why You Hire a Lawyer

If you have been charged with a crime, you want to retain a lawyer immediately. And not just any old lawyer, or a family lawyer – you need someone who has expertise in criminal defense because it is a highly specialized area of the law.

If you can't afford to hire a lawyer in your criminal defense matter, a lawyer known as a "public defender" will be appointed for you. However, if you are looking to hire a criminal defense lawyer in private practice, one of the best places to start in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Larimer or Weld is with Sarah Schielke. This is because, unless there a...

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Proper Cop Etiquette

There is no such thing as a casual encounter with a police officer. Every single unsupervised interaction you have with the police presents a serious and significant threat to your liberty. Always be wary. Always protect yourself and your interests before anything else. Start by reading this.


It’s always better to cooperate with the police; they’ll go easier on you later if you do.

[Insert loud buzzer sound here.] WRONG. Cooperating with the police earns you nothing.

If the police officer thought you deserved some credit for being “a nice guy,” he would...

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Fight the Man

You may be asking yourself at this point, who is this “the Man” to which we keep referring? And why do we need to fight him?

The “Man,” for broader purposes at least, is government and state authority. When we talk about “the man,” gender is irrelevant. The man is male, and the man is female. In proverbial terms, the man is generally meant to include any authority figure. When I say “the Man,” however, I mean something a little bit different and a tad more specific.

Fighting the man, for me, means fighting authority th...

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