Gold Law is Open Amid the COVID 19 Pandemic
Operations at Gold Law are up and running during the COVID 19 global pandemic. Legal Services are an essential service, and "Stay at Home" orders allow us to remain open and to continue representing our clients in court while practicing social distancing protocols. Wherever possible, Gold Law is engaging current and new clients remotely to avoid community spread. We will continue to appear for necessary court appearances throughout the Denver Metro Area.
The COVID 19 Pandemic Brings New Urgency to Inmates
The novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) poses a real threat of infection, and death in our state. Slowing the spread of the virus is critical to the health and safety of our entire community as it is the only way to ensure the state has the necessary resources to care for those who do become ill. Recent weeks have brought heartbreaking examples of how quickly the virus can spread, and the damage it can inflict in closed environments: the Life Care Center in Washington State, the Princess Cruise ship. The jail is just such a closed environment.
Given the minimal sanitary conditions in the jail, and the inability of inmates to protect themselves through social distancing, continuing to hold low level and nonviolent offenders in the jail unnecessarily and unjustifiably exposes them to an increased risk of infection .
Additionally, maintaining jail populations at their current levels ensures a crowded, closed environment where any introduced virus will flourish. By reducing jail populations before the virus takes root in the population, we reduce the likelihood that released inmates will spread virus from the jail to the broader community.
 There are a myriad of articles available raising the heightened health risks faced by jail and prison inmates during a pandemic. See for example: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/7/21167807/coronavirus-prison-jail-health-outbreak-covid-19-flu-soap;
Gold Law Can Help
Bond Motions and Pre-Trial Release
For inmates in jail awaiting their trial or case to resolve, Gold Law can file an emergency motion to reconsider the amount and conditions of their bond in light of the COVID19 pandemic and risks associated with remaining in jail during this time.
Reconsideration Of Sentence Motions
For those who have received a sentence to jail, Gold Law can file an emergency motion for reconsideration of their sentence to allow for temporary or permanent release, to reduce the amount of time needed to be served, or to convert their sentence to in home detention.
If you are sick or part of a vulnerable population, and need a continuance of your case, Gold Law can help you get it.
Speedy Trial Violation and Motion to Dismiss
If the court has continued your case without consideration of your right to a speedy trial, your rights could have been violated, and Gold Law can assist with a motion to dismiss if your case qualifies.
Please note: the success rate for such motions will vary greatly based on the County, Judge, and specific circumstances of your case. Talk to Gold Law today to determine if they can help you.