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In Colorado, if a person receives a deferred sentence for felony

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In Colorado, if a person receives a deferred sentence for felony theft and probation, and one of the conditions is to be a lawful citizen, can small claims actions for non-payment of rents and evictions and using a former last name (not maiden name, a former married name) be considered unlawful?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Juliana replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Being a lawful citizen means that the person does not violate any laws. Being involved in a small claims action (whether plaintiff or defendant) and using a former last name are not unlawful, and would not be in violation of the condition that requires the probationer to be a lawful citizen.

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