Category: DUI

Category: DUI

Colorado DUI With a Child in the Car: Child Abuse?

  • April 16, 2024
  • DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) is never a good idea. You are putting not only your life in danger but also the lives of everyone else on or near the road. One of the few things that can make this behavior worse is when you put the life of a child in danger by driving under the influence with a child in the car. This activity is considered so heinous that Colorado increases the penalties for people who are convicted of a DUI when a child is in the car. The conseque[ ... ]

Defenses Against DUIs

  • September 1, 2023
  • DUI

Being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) is stressful. You could face a driver’s license suspension, hefty fines, and even the possibility of jail time. But there is hope. Evidence in a DUI or DWAI case is often technical and highly complex. An experienced[ ... ]

Differences Between DWAI vs. DUI

Colorado is unique in that it recognizes two different criminal charges for drunk driving. The first and better-known criminal offense is Driving Under the Influence, or DUI. But Colorado also identifies a second, less-serious drunk driving offense called Driving While Ability Impaired, or DWAI. Even though the penalties for this second charge are somewhat less severe, it is still a serious crime with significant penalties. There are key differences between DWAI vs.[ ... ]

Can An Improperly Conducted Field Sobriety Test Send Me To Jail?

  • May 13, 2022
  • DUI

Field sobriety tests (FST) are designed to validate legal intoxication in drivers suspected of drunk driving, which in most cases are administered by a trained officer. They are a group of three tests that assess balance, coordination, and the ability of the driver to divide his attention to more than one task while being tested. If the driver fails any of these tests, they will be asked to take a breath or chemical test to confirm their blood-alcohol level.[ ... ]

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Colorado?

  • January 10, 2020
  • DUI

The answer to this question varies, but there are a few vital deciding factors in it all. In other words, whether or not you can, in fact, refuse taking a breathalyzer test in Colorado depends on the situation. Let's look further into this. When You Can Refuse If you are 21 years or older, in Colorado and many other U.S. states, you may have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test in some circumstances[ ... ]

Marijuana DUIs: Has Science Finally Caught Up?

Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws Within the last few years, Marijuana laws have drastically changed in Colorado. In 2000, Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment that allows people to possess and use marijuana for medical purposes. In 2010, the state enacted a law that provided a licensing system that allowed people to secure licenses to purchase medical marij[ ... ]

Edible Marijuana Etiquette

Now that marijuana is legal in many states, it is much easier to find edibles like drinks, candies, and brownies. Most people prefer edibles to smoking cannabis, so many recreational stores sell drinks and food as well as joints. If you are new to edibles, make sure to use the proper etiquette. There is no puff-puff-pass rule with edibles, but there are a few niceties you should remember. Guide to Eating Edibles In gene[ ... ]

Always Fight Marijuana-Related DUIs

In 2012 Colorado became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, but legalization came with several stipulations. For example, you can’t smoke in public, you can’t carry around a bunch of weed, and you can’t drive while high. In fact, each of these actions can result in criminal charges despite marijuana’s legalization. However, in this blog post we will talk about three reasons why you should always fight marijuana relat[ ... ]

3 Things You Should Always Do at a DUI Checkpoint

  • February 18, 2019
  • DUI

Colorado is one of the many states that uphold the police’s right to conduct driving while under the influence (DUI) checkpoints. Therefore, you should remember these three things that will help you get through a DUI checkpoint without a hitch. 1. Stop While police typically need probable cause to stop a vehicle, courts have continued to uphold the legality of DUI checkpoints. Therefore, if police ask that you stop your vehicle, you must comply wi[ ... ]

3 Things You Should Never Do at a DUI Checkpoint

  • January 16, 2019
  • DUI

Colorado upholds the legality of DUI checkpoints through the state constitution; therefore, Coloradoans should be on the lookout for these blockades. If you ever find yourself at a DUI checkpoint, here are there things you should never do. 1. Break Traffic Laws You are legally allowed to turn around and avoid a DUI checkpoint up ahead; however, you must follow proper driving etiquette when attempting to take another path. Therefore, if you make an i[ ... ]

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