Monday, December 30, 2013

DUI Law Firm Denver


Get help from a DUI law firm in Denver today at McAllister Law and you’ll be glad that you found us as your source in Colorado. Our competence and experience will be an asset in your situation if you have been charged with a DUI in Denver. Many years of experience working with DUI cases, criminal cases, family law cases, medical marijuana cases, and more are what make McAllister Law the top choice in the Denver region for legal representation.

We make it easy to get aggressive legal representation and get help with your DUI charge. The team at McAllister Law will be there with you from start to finish as soon as you give us a call or contact us online. We can help minimize the stresses involved with your DUI charge as we are a DUI law firm with a team of attorneys that’s ready to represent you aggressively and with skill in Colorado courts.

The sooner you can contact us to get DUI representation, the better, as time is of the essence when it comes to DUI charges in Colorado. Get help fast from McAllister Law and you’ll have a better experience minimizing your DUI charge for better results.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Denver DUI Attorney


Get help today from a trusted Denver DUI attorney at McAllister Law. We are here to help with quick DUI representation for the best possible results. Have less stress with help from a competent DUI defense attorney and the outcome will inevitably be better for you in the long run. Our many years of experience as DUI legal defense representatives will be an asset to you no matter what type of DUI of DWAI case you’re involved with.

It’s important to act quickly if you have been driving under the influence and charged. If you are convicted, you may lose your license, go to jail, be forced into probation as well as take drug and alcohol classes or provide community service. With help from McAllister Law you may be able to avoid certain aspects of your conviction with competent DUI legal representation on your side.

At McAllister Law we will protect your rights even if you had been charged with a DUI in Colorado. You still have rights and deserve to be represented with skill in court. Learn more about why McAllister Law is an excellent choice for DUI indeed criminal defense attorney services in Denver from our website. Call of a request a consultation online today.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Denver Criminal Law Firm


Come to McAllister Law the to find a Denver criminal law firm that will immediately get started representing and defending your case in Colorado. Our skills at getting our clients the representation they deserve and aggressively fighting for their rights is a great benefit to our clients and we can help you out too this year.

As a leading drug policy reform lawyer, Sean T. McAllister will immediately get started working on your case providing all medical marijuana case representation, criminal defense representation, DUI legal representation, and family law representation in Colorado. With years of experience and practice, the team at McAllister Law is ready to take on you criminal case and get you the legal defense representation that will make good thing happen for you this year.

We are an excellent choice n the region for all criminal cases as your criminal law office. Our services are thorough and accurate and will help you get out of the sticky situation you are in, in Colorado. Get help today from McAllister Law and you will so glad that you found us as your source in the region. You can contact us online today to schedule a free consultation or call us anytime for help. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Criminal Lawyer Denver


Don’t wait to get legal representation for your rights in Colorado, call us at McAllister Law to speak with a criminal lawyer in Denver today! We can help as we are experienced criminal defense attorneys with many years of experience defending and representing the rights of our clients in Colorado. Knowledge, strength and confidence will be a great asset for your situation, so do not hesitate to get professional help.

Misdemeanor and felony charges will be addressed with skill here at McAllister Law. Our dedication to making our client’s lives better with thorough legal representation is making a big difference all over the state. The sooner you can contact us, the sooner we can get started working on your unique case in Denver. With help from a trusted criminal defense attorney, you will have better results in the end.

We are ready to help you have a better experience with our legal defense services. No matter what crime you are being accused of, we will mount a strong defense in court so you will know that your best interests are being represented. Safeguarding our client’s right in challenging circumstances is one of the many services we provide with skill and experience in Denver Colorado. McAllister Law can help you too this year. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Marijuana Interim Production Cap Rule For Colorado

Friends, 

Attached is the MED interim production cap rule for retail marijuana grows. Basically, it allows Centers to double their current production to up to 3,600 plants for a Class I facility. There are provisions for waivers of the rule. Contact me if you have any questions. 

McAllister Law Office will be closed or on reduced hours after today untilJanuary 6, 2014, so have a great holiday and a happy/safe new year. 

Sean T. McAllister, Esq.
McAllister Law Office, P.C.
36 Steele St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(Ph) 720-722-0048
(Fax) 720-542-8391
(Em) sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com
www.mcallisterlawoffice.com
Offices in Denver and Summit County

From: "Wellington - DOR, Jordan" <jordan.wellington@state.co.us>
To: "Jordan Wellington - DOR" <jordan.wellington@state.co.us>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 8:18:03 AM
Subject: MED Emergency Rule Adopted

You are receiving this message because you have requested to receive updates on the rulemaking activities related to the Marijuana Enforcement Division.  If you no longer wish to receive this updates, please respond to this email and you will be removed from the distribution list.  

Attached, please find a copy of the interim production management rule adopted by the State Licensing Authority. 

A List Of What You Can Do Starting January 1st In Colorado

Friends, 

One last post, here are a list of things you can DO in Colorado starting January 1, 2014. Enjoy and happy holidays again, 


Sean T. McAllister, Esq.
McAllister Law Office, P.C.
36 Steele St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(Ph) 720-722-0048
(Fax) 720-542-8391
(Em) sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com
www.mcallisterlawoffice.com
Offices in Denver and Summit County

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Marijuana Dispensaries Fighting Opposition Under The New Recreational Rules In Denver

Below is the playbook of Smart Colorado for stopping the permitting of dispensaries under the new recreational rules in Denver. Put this under the heading of knowing you enemy. I had a client approved at one of these Denver hearings yesterday and I've been working for dispensaries facing opposition in their neighborhood. Contact me if you have any questions.

Sean T. McAllister, Esq.
McAllister Law Office, P.C.
36 Steele St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(Ph) 720-722-0048
(Fax) 720-542-8391
(Em) sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com
www.mcallisterlawoffice.com
Offices in Denver and Summit County

















1. Determine whether a 25 day extension on the hearing should be sought


a. must be a relevant registered neighborhood organization
b. request must be submitted in writing within 10 days of receiving emailed notice of the hearing
c. hearing WILL be rescheduled

2. Determine whether an evening hearing should be sought

a. must be party in interest
b. request must be submitted in writing at least 15 days prior to scheduled hearing date
c. granted at the discretion of the Director

3. Get a copy of and review the relevant file.

Five days prior to hearing request copy of findings by Denver Excise & License (EXL). Call the phone number listed on the Notice for New Retail Marijuana Store. (The Policies and Procedures Manual recommends that parties intending to participate in the hearing do this. Do not be bullied by employees of EXL into believing you are not entitled to this information.)

4. Notify residents within the Designated Area (5 blocks N/S/E/W of the proposed store).

While the Relevant Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) is given notice, individual residents are not. Consider a flyer or phone tree.

5. Convene RNO meeting.

Seek vote and official statement of opposition from RNO. Identify RNO representative for hearing.
6. Consider circulation of a petition, but do not use “needs and desires” language from liquor license petitions.

7. Seek assistance from your City Council member.

8. Execute good neighbor agreement?

Issues involving retail marijuana will be different than liquor. Four provisions can run with the license. Ex: trash, odor abatement, public consumption, sale of edibles. Not required to be executed prior to hearing, but parties must be ready at hearing to agree to negotiate and seek delay on license issuance from Excise & License.

9. Prepare for hearing:

a. Identify parties in interest (PI)
b. Prepare testimony on adverse impact to health, welfare and public safety
c. Select a representative to do cross-examination of applicant’s witnesses and introduce parties in interest (limited to 3 individuals, additional PI can testify as a group)
d. Prepare exhibits and visuals, prepare for objections by both applicant and city to admissibility
e. Go to another hearing to watch the proceeding

10. Avoid speculative evidence of adverse impact on health, welfare or public safety. Recent hearing decisions and questions indicate admissible evidence must be:

a. tied to specific applicant, not general facts and information
b. based on PAST evidence of criminal activity, public consumption or loitering on or adjacent to the applicant's property. Examples: that police were called, or that applicant violated operating hours, had loitering or public consumption outside and witness saw the customer exit the facility or asked the loiterer or consumer where they obtained their marijuana (this is hearsay testimony that might be admitted in this context)

11. Get copy of the Hearing Officer's Recommended Decision.

At the end of the hearing, ask to be put on the distribution list.

12. Consider filing written objections to the Recommended Decision within 10 days of the emailing of the Recommended Decision.

All parties listed on the Certificate of Mailing must be mailed or emailed a copy of the written objections.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Criminal Attorney Denver


As a criminal attorney in Denver, Sean T. McAllister will be there for you when you need it most and provide the knowledge, strength, experience, and confidence needed to get through your current situation and on to better things. He will protect you rights for all felony and misdemeanor cases in Colorado. Having 14 years of experience as a criminal lawyer, he is an incredible asset for McAllister Law clients.

With hundreds of cases under our belts, we will have a handle on yours and provide the much needed personalized attention and service you deserve. The wide array of criminal defense legal services we provide including felony and misdemeanor criminal defense will get you past this difficult time with better results in Colorado. If you have been charged with a crime, then act fast and talk to an experienced and aggressive criminal attorney at McAllister Law.

The sooner you can get representation, the better the outcome in most cases. We are here for you at McAllister Law where we will give you all of the personalized attention your case needs, whether it is a misdemeanor case or a felony case in Colorado. Learn more from our website today, contact us through our website to request a consultation, or call us to schedule. 

Denver Colorado Retail Marijuana Licensing Policies

Friends, 

Attached find the policies of Denver regarding retail marijuana licensing, including a discussion of the public hearing process. My firm is representing several dispensaries in the public hearing process. Let me know if you have any questions. 

You can view the documentation by clicking here: 

Sean T. McAllister, Esq.
McAllister Law Office, P.C.
36 Steele St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(Ph) 720-722-0048
(Fax) 720-542-8391
(Em) sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com
www.mcallisterlawoffice.com
Offices in Denver and Summit County


McAllister Law Office Nominated for Cannabis Business Awards 2013

Friends, 

I've been nominated in a few categories for the Cannabis Business Awards. I respect Chloe Villano and the work she has done in this industry and I appreciate being nominated. If you feel like voting for what I call the Cannabis Prom, go to http://cannabisbusinessawards.com/?page_id=377

Also, I'm offering any current or future clients a one time 10% discount on an outstanding bill or a flat fee legal service if you take the time to rate my services on Yelp
 , Avvo
, 
Google+ and Facebook
.  



Thanks and have a great holiday everyone. McAllister Law Office will be closed Dec 20-January 3, 2014. 

Sean T. McAllister, Esq.
McAllister Law Office, P.C.
36 Steele St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(Ph) 720-722-0048
(Fax) 720-542-8391
(Em) sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com
www.mcallisterlawoffice.com
Offices in Denver and Summit County

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Colorado Marijuana Lawyer


Come to a knowledgeable and experienced source at McAllister Law to find a Colorado marijuana lawyer that will give you the attention you need and an excellent defense. We have the confidence and strength needed to thoroughly protect your rights in Colorado for felonies and misdemeanor charges in marijuana cases.

 All matters relating to new and old marijuana laws in Colorado will be addressed with skill and 14 years of experience as a criminal lawyer. We will provide personalized attention and work closely with you, our client, to mount an effective defense. Civil issues and medical marijuana, drug possession, drug distribution charges, medical marijuana caregiver, medical marijuana business regulation, medical marijuana center representation, medical marijuana patient representation, infused marijuana product manufacturer representation, these and more are what the law team at McAllister Law can help you with in Denver Colorado.

Legal matters involving Colorado marijuana laws including Amendment 64 are what McAllister Law is ready to help you with this year. We can assist you or your loved one in a big way. Contact us today through our website or by phone to get started on our marijuana defense case in Denver. We are ready to get started with knowledgeable and concise legal representation at McAllister Law.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Marijuana Defense Attorney Denver


No matter what type of marijuana defense you need, McAllister Law can supply a marijuana defense attorney in Denver that will aggressively fight for your rights in Colorado. Civil issues with medical marijuana, drug possession, drug distribution charges, medical marijuana caregiver, medical marijuana business regulation, medical marijuana center representation, medical marijuana patient representation, infused marijuana product manufacturer representation, and more are in our repertoire of marijuana legal defense in Denver.

Our 14 years of experience will be a great asset as we represent you in Colorado. We provide personalized attention to your unique case, no matter the circumstances. All matters involving Colorado marijuana laws and Amendment 64 will be addressed with knowledge, strength, experience, and confidence at McAllister Law. Presently, we are expanding our practice to represent civil matters throughout state, so we can help you even more.

We protect our client’s rights for felonies and misdemeanors and all matters relating to the newer and older marijuana laws in Colorado. We will work closely with you to mount an effective defense case. Contact us online or by phone today! We are ready to help you get concise legal defense representation for your marijuana drug charge in Denver Colorado. You will be glad that you found us at McAllister Law.

Denver Excise and Licensing Hearings For Marijuana Dispensaries, Colorado

Friends, 

I have been participating in the Denver Excise and Licensing hearings on behalf of dispensaries looking to go retail. As you may know, you need to have at least one independent witness from the neighborhood come testify on your behalf. In addition, today the Hearings Officer made clear that witness must be a manager of a business in the neighborhood with the power to hire or fire employees in order to meet the regulatory requirements for the hearing. This has tripped up a few applicants so far and caused hearings to be continued - though no one is being denied if this error occurs. Contact me if you have any questions and good luck with these hearings. 

Also attached is some info from Denver on the licensing process and best practices for cultivation.  

Sean T. McAllister, Esq.
McAllister Law Office, P.C.
36 Steele St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(Ph) 720-722-0048
(Fax) 720-542-8391
(Em) sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com
www.mcallisterlawoffice.com
Offices in Denver and Summit County
 
 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Where Recreational Marijuana Is Allowed In the State Of Colorado

Friends, 

This link shows a map of where recreational marijuana is allowed in Colorado. In addition, it notes several cities, such as Aurora, that are close to lifting moratoriums to allow recreational marijuana. I am working with a few groups interested in Aurora and other cities soon to come on line. Contact me if you have any questions. 


Sean T. McAllister, Esq.
McAllister Law Office, P.C.
36 Steele St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(Ph) 720-722-0048
(Fax) 720-542-8391
(Em) sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com
www.mcallisterlawoffice.com
Offices in Denver and Summit County

Monday, December 9, 2013

Drug Possession Charges Colorado

If you are facing drug possession charges in the Colorado or throughout the state, McAllister Law Offices P.C. has the right experience to defend felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.  McAllister Law Offices P.C. knows how drug possession charges in Colorado can make your life turn upside down.  They work to defend your rights and create a positive case.

McAllister Law Office P.C. employs leading experts that understand the right of defending drug possession charges in Colorado.  A good defense requires you have a strong 4th Amendment defense, an aggressive posture with the DA and good investigative work.  Colorado citizens can be assured McAllister Law Office can help mount an effective defense for you.   They have many years of experience and they have aggressively defended hundreds of drug possession charges in Colorado.

McAllister Law Office P.C. provides personalized attention to you and to your case. They work closely with you and offer a variety of legal services to suit your particular case. They are the experts in this area of criminal defense in the State of Colorado.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Colorado NORML Legislative Priorities For The 2014 Colorado General Assembly

I am the spokesperson for Colorado NORML. Attached please find our legislative priorities for the 2014 Colorado General Assembly. Contact me if you have questions. 

Sean T. McAllister, Esq.
McAllister Law Office, P.C.
36 Steele St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(Ph) 720-722-0048
(Fax) 720-542-8391
(Em) sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com
www.mcallisterlawoffice.com
Offices in Denver and Summit County



 

                                                                   
Colorado Chapter

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     

Media Contacts:
Statewide: Sean T. McAllister, Esq., sean@mcallisterlawoffice.com – 720-722-0048

December 5, 2013
 
14 State Legislative Priorities for Colorado NORML in 2014 Session
 
Denver, CO – The Colorado Chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) 
announces its priorities for legislative change in the 2014 session of the Colorado General Assembly: 

Public Use/In-home Cultivation

1. Define public use to exclude consumption on one's own property, either residential or commercial property, including outside in places open to public view. This protection should also extend friends and invitees on people’s property who are authorized by the owner to use marijuana on that property.

2. Prohibit local governments from limiting plant counts in homes. Each adult in Colorado has the right to grow 6 marijuana plants. If 4 adults live in a house, they should be able to grow 24 plants. Any attempt by local governments to infringe on these rights is unconstitutional.

3. Explicitly allow for social clubs where marijuana consumers can use marijuana in a responsible manner outside of the home.

Criminal Code

4. Modify the Colorado criminal code to conform with Amendment 64 so that display of marijuana is no longer a crime. State statutes still criminalize display, while the Constitution allows it.

5. Modify the criminal law to reduce the severity of minor overages of the limits in Amendment 64. Currently, if an adult possesses more than 12 ounces of marijuana or more than 6 plants over the legal limit of 6 plant, then the person is committing a felony. NORML recommends that marijuana not become a felony matter until a person has more than 30 plants over the limit or more than 5 pounds over the possession limit, these matters should remain misdemeanors.  In addition, Amendment 64 allows for the lawful possession of the entire amount harvested from an adults home cultivation and NORML opposes any attempts to limit the amount legally kept on hand following a harvest.  Similarly, the Legislature should explicitly make legal the entire resulting harvest for medical marijuana patients of all of their legal plants.

6. Allow marijuana use on probation as it is legal under state law. Last year, a Colorado Court of Appeals decision made it illegal for any probationer to use marijuana, even in medical marijuana circumstances. This rule forces people to use addictive and harmful prescription narcotic drugs. At a minimum, medical marijuana patients should be exempt from this rule and recreational users should not be prohibited as a blanket rule from using marijuana because it is legal under Colorado law.

7. NORML objects to any attempt to define a “drug endangered child: to include parents growing in a home where children are not exposed, consistent with the requirements under Amendment 64 that grows occur in locked and enclosed spaces. Parents should not be criminalized for any activity that is legal under Amendment 64.

8.  Repeal the 5 ng/ml DUID-marijuana standard. This standard is based on incomplete science and it is unfair to chronic users and medical marijuana patients who will likely test over that limit many hours after use when they are no longer impaired.

Marijuana Business Regulation

9. Modify the rules for medical marijuana employees, allowing individuals with drug felonies to be eligible to apply to work at a medical marijuana dispensary. The Legislature made this change for recreational marijuana last year, but failed to extend the change to the medical system. These two systems should be harmonized to allow individuals with old convictions to get a fresh start and work in the industry.

10. Harmonize the rules for medical and recreational marijuana by removing the requirement for “vertical integration” in the medical marijuana system. Vertical integration artificially limits the options of entrepreneurs and harms consumers by limiting production and choice.  Similarly, vertically integrated companies, either medical or recreational, should not be limited by the 70/30 rule which inhibits a true free market.

11. Modify the rules for medical marijuana so that the number of plants a dispensary may grow is no longer tied directly to patients who designate that dispensary. This creates record keeping problems and the number of patients that designates a dispensary is not necessarily reflective of the demand for that dispensary. Both medical and recreational retail marijuana should merely have a tiered permitting system to allow companies to grow specific quantities of marijuana based on their permit limit. This system will ensure more competition and lower prices for consumers.  

12. Modify the residency rules for ownership of medical or recreational retail marijuana businesses. Prohibiting out of state ownership severely restricts investment in these businesses at a time when it is nearly impossible to get normal bank financing because of federal banking issues.



Employment

13. Amend the drug testing rules for all state employers and contractors so that marijuana use off the job, without any impairment at work, is not grounds for termination.

Taxes

14. Create a citizen’s oversight board to review the collection and distribution of taxes authorized in Proposition AA. If it appears the taxes are reaping a windfall, the Legislature should lower the 10% special sales tax so that marijuana consumers are not paying excessive taxes.  
 
Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana smokers. A non-profit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly.
 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Marijuana Charges Denver

You want the best when your future is at stake and honest people have a right to aggressive representation. If you have marijuana charges in Denver again you, then McAllister Law Office P.C. has experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who can help with representation.

Their practice includes:
·         Criminal
·         Civil issues
·         Drug possession
·         Drug distribution
·         Medical marijuana
·         Medical marijuana caregiver
·         Medical marijuana business regulation
·         Medical marijuana center representation
·         Infused marijuana product manufacture representation

The McAllister Law Office P.C. if based in Denver, Colorado and Sean T. McAllister, a member of the Colorado Bar Association, has a four lawyer law firm which he is expanding throughout Colorado. They have extensive knowledge as a leading drug policy reform attorney.  Their firm is very versed in new and old marijuana charges in Denver and has been involved in forming the policy for marijuana through groundbreaking medical marijuana cases and ballot initiatives.

Marijuana charges can be devastating and life changing let the attorneys at McAllister Law Office help protect your rights especially when facing marijuana charges in Denver.  They will give you the personal attention your unique circumstances required.