Those of us living in Colorado know we’re truly blessed. It’s a state with a solid economy, friendly people, and comfortable weather. However, there are a few parts of Colorado that are truly sublime, areas of arresting natural beauty that are unique to anywhere else on the planet. Vail Valley is one of those areas.

tourist_ipimageWhether it involves skiing in winter or camping in summer, Vail Valley, located in Eagle County, along with Summit County, attract hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly. Most of them enjoy a wonderful visit, but for some visitors, the dream of Colorado can turn into a nightmare. If you’re a visitor from out of state or out of the country, what can begin as a mistake or misunderstanding can quickly spiral out of control.

Every year, tourists are arrested and charged with crimes,
including the following:
  • Shoplifting
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug charges
  • DUI
  • Assault

Making matters worse, some tourists believe that if they are charged with a crime, they can simply leave the state and the problem will go away. If that happens, a warrant can be issued for their arrests, and an extradition order could be issued, which forces their return to Colorado. Penalties levied by Colorado judges can affect people in their home states, such as the suspension of a driver’s license.

If you’re visiting our beautiful area and you run into legal trouble, don’t try to go it alone. Make the smart choice, and find a lawyer at the Law Office of Warren D. Price. With years of experience and a passion for providing a zealous defense for our clients, our team of criminal defense lawyers has in-depth knowledge of the law and how it affects visitors. In many cases, we can potentially appear on your behalf or limit the number of times you do need to return.


If you have questions, or you’d like to schedule a free initial legal consultation with a lawyer at our firm, Contact Us Today.