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Austin Lux’s Interview on “The Human Lawyer” Podcast

Who wondered whether COVID created a legal loophole for drunk driving? Spoiler: the answer is no one. Austin Lux did. And he published a YouTube video on the topic. His passion and investment in that criminal defense, and specifically representing those who have been charged with driving under the influence should not be surprising since Austin is a member of the National College of DUI defense. He dedicates his life towards helping others navigate the criminal justice system. He does his work in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Austin’s work affords him the privilege of meeting people in their darkest hour. On some occasions, Austin ushers these same people to a shining moment—one that in their not-to-distant past may have seemed unattainable or worthy only of a dream. Through that journey, Austin witnesses the evolution of humans encountering struggle and developing the tools to overcome that struggle. Setting aside the intricacies of winning a case at trial, what are some memorable evolutions Austin has observed of us clients. What role does he see for himself in those evolutions? Heady stuff. To give the full podcast episode a listen, head over to “The Human Lawyer” Podcast: Austin Lux

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Update on COVID-19

El Paso and Teller County courts are still open and but are now operating on an emergency basis. Courthouse visitors have been restricted and many cases are now being rescheduled, although questions about specific court appearances should be directed to the division the case is assigned to. Division phone numbers can be accessed here. Jurors are still ordered to honor their summons but may submit a postponement request if they are experiencing symptoms or are at risk for serious illness. The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered that certain cases and court proceedings may not be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include: Petitions for temporary civil protection orders and pennanent protection order hearings; Petitions for temporary emergency risk protection orders and hearings on emergency risk protection orders; Crim.P. Rule 5 advisement for incarcerated persons and the initial setting of bail; Revocation hearings on complaints to revoke probation involving an incarcerated defendant; Proceedings necessary to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants including bond-related matters and plea agreements for incarcerated individuals; Detention hearings for juvenile delinquency cases; Shelter hearings in dependency and neglect cases or other juvenile proceedings; Petitions for appointment of an emergency guardian and/or special conservator; Hearings on motions to restrict parenting time and parental abduction prevention; and Emergency mental health proceedings. You can view the Chief Judge’s order in its entirety by clicking here.

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