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Pueblo Personal Injury, Civil Rights & Criminal Law Blog Committed to making a difference to the people we serve at the Law Office of Matthew Scott Martin, LLC, in Pueblo, Colorado, we believe strongly in the rights of individuals. We are ready, willing, and able to fight anybody, anywhere, anytime to protect and defend the civil rights of our clients. If you want a lawyer who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you throughout your case, Pueblo attorney Matt Martin is the lawyer for you.


Welcome to my legal Blog. I have created this blog to show those who need legal help with criminal charges (felonies, misdemeanors, drug charges, sex crimes, DUI, homicide), personal injuries (car accidents), or civil rights issues (policy brutality, excessive force, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, employment discrimination, housing discrimination) that you are not alone. There are others that have gone through what you are going through and I am here to tell you that I have seen a lot and worked with a lot of different people and I am confident that based upon my many years of experience I can help you as well.


The Temporary Demise

The Temporary Demise of ,"Stand Up, Speak Up for Your Rights, with Matt Martin"

My weekly radio talk show, "Stand Up, Speak Up for Your Rights, with Matt Martin," a self-described provocative, entertaining and useful talk radio show on the law is at a temporary end. The show was on I25 Talk Radio, 690 AM in Pueblo and 1490 AM in Colorado Springs. The station underwent a change of ownership. The new ownership group immediately and without warning switched format of 690 AM from talk radio to oldies. 1490 AM, however, was not included in the deal. I would like to take the show to internet radio, but I am going to take a break,


Miss a little on Stand Up Speak Up

Miss a little on "Stand Up Speak Up for Your Rights with Matt Martin," and you miss a lot.

I intend that my weekly talk radio show, "Stand Up, Speak Up for Your Rights, with Matt Martin," is a provocative, entertaining and useful talk radio show on the law. When you miss a little, you miss a lot. June 11, 2014, for example, we lampooned the RNC's statement to the press on the impact of legalized marijuana on the GOP's decision on whether Denver will play host to the 2016 Republication National Convention. The Pueblo Chieftain stated that the RNC Chair said "that logistics are more important than local marijuana laws. . . that he’s “not a big fan” of legal marijuana but that party officials aren’t considering it in their decision." On the show, I said one has to read between the lines as to what the RNC Chair really meant, and keep in mind that, despite legalization of marijuana use in Colorado, the GOP is STILL scouting out Denver as a possible site for the convention. Anyway,

Federal marijuana laws

Do the feds have to obey state laws legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, such as those laws in Colorado and the state of Washington? The answer is no; the federal government can enforce its laws outlawing possession of marijuana at any time, but they have chosen not to do so in those states permitting the possession of small amounts of marijuana, as long as the “states and local governments that have enacted laws authorizing marijuana-related conduct . . . implement strong and effective regulatory and enforcement systems that . . . address the threat those state laws could pose to public safety, public health, and other law enforcement interests.” See the August 29, 2013 memorandum sent to all US Attorneys by the Department of Justice, and an


Colorado Job Protection

Colorado Job Protection Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2013 Signed Into Law!

Well, its about time. On May 6, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law the Colorado Job Protection Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2013. This law, which is located at C.R.S. 24-34-405, remedies a woeful situation for employees who are victims of intentional discriminatory and unfair employment practices in Colorado companies with less than 15 employees.

How Can You Represent That Man?


This is how.

In a recent jury trial, I am sitting by my client Joe Smith (all names in this post are fictitious), in a room full of strangers, including potential jurors. Above us all, between the American and Colorado flags, sits Judge Thompson, in a nondescript black robe that nonetheless conveys ultimate authority in the courtroom. Two plainclothes deputies sit behind us, ready to spring into action should Joe attempt to escape or should someone attack him.

It begins.

“My name is Judge Thompson. The matter before you today is a criminal case. The defendant, Joe Smith, is charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child.” They hate us, now, I think, for interrupting their daily routines for this despised crime. She continues, "The defendant has pleaded not guilty."
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