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Drunk Driving

Posted May 22, 2024

What is a SCRAM Device?

A SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) device is a specialized tool used primarily in legal and rehabilitation contexts to monitor an individual’s alcohol consumption continuously. SCRAM devices are typically worn on the ankle and provides real-time data to authorities, ensuring compliance with court-ordered sobriety programs. How SCRAM Devices Work The primary technology behind...
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Posted February 28, 2023

What is the Difference Between DUI and DWAI?

Driving under the influence in Colorado can be charged as either a DUI or DWAI. A DUI is a charge that stands for driving under the influence, while a DWAI is a charge that stands for driving while ability impaired. DWAI A DWAI charge means a driver was operating a vehicle while under the...
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Posted January 12, 2023

FAQ: DUIs in Colorado

Here are some common questions we receive regarding DUIs in Colorado. Q: What do I say when the officer asks me if I have been drinking? A: You do not have to say anything and can hand the officer your license, registration, and proof of insurance when requested. It cannot be used against you...
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Posted December 24, 2022

What to Do if You Get a DUI While Out of Town

Dealing with a DUI is stressful enough, but being arrested while out of town can be overwhelming. The decisions you make soon after can be critical to your freedom, finances, and future. However, although it is a serious matter, it is not impossible to deal with. Here are the steps to take. Don’t Talk...
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Posted February 19, 2022

DUIs and student financial aid

Like many other college students on winter or spring break, you probably want to let loose and enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. However, if you make the mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated, you could face serious consequences, including an injury or arrest.If you rely on loans or...
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Posted September 3, 2021

Could drunk driving lead to felony charges in Colorado?

Most drivers in Colorado understand that causing a crash while under the influence of alcohol can lead to major criminal charges. If you hurt someone or cause a death, then the state will most certainly charge you with a felony offense that is more serious than a standard impaired driving charge. Fewer drivers realize that...
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3 things you may not know about the blood alcohol concentration

If you are planning to visit Breckenridge this winter, you are undoubtedly in for some excellent skiing, delicious cuisine and beautiful views. When you anywhere in the Centennial State, though, you must beware of enhanced drunk driving enforcement.Colorado law prohibits anyone with a blood alcohol concentration greater than 0.08% from driving or having physical...
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Drugged DUIs: 3 Things for soft drug consuming drivers to know

While Colorado’s relaxed drug laws are good news for consumers of soft recreational substances like cannabis, the legality of consumption does not extend to driving. In other words, it is best not to eat or smoke any form of tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, whenever in a vehicle.When a police officer pulls...
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Posted January 27, 2021

Can I challenge breathalyzer results?

If the police are charging you with drunk driving, it is likely that a key piece of evidence is a breathalyzer reading. In fact, in some cases, the entire DUI case hinges on a breathalyzer reading.Breathalyzer results are very similar to radar gun results. It is entirely possible to contest breathalyzer results in certain...
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Posted December 29, 2020

Does your BAC reflect how drunk you are?

Colorado has strict laws against drunk driving and other such risky behaviors. As with all states, it relies on a system of blood alcohol content levels to determine if you are too drunk to drive. But having a low BAC does not necessarily mean you are safe to drive. In fact, BAC levels are an...
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Posted December 8, 2020

DUI charges, convictions and possible defenses

Depending on the circumstances of your DUI charges and whether it is a first or subsequent offense, the judge may determine fines or time in jail is appropriate upon a conviction decree. Although the prosecution may present findings that seem cut and dried, several defenses are available that may reduce charges or help avoid...
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Posted November 23, 2020

How does BAC affect driving?

With the holidays right around the corner, the risk of drunk driving will also increase. It can be difficult to gauge the impact alcohol has on your driving ability, until it is too late. That is why it is important to understand how alcohol impacts your blood alcohol concentration (BAC).Breathalyzers measure BAC to determine...
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