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Drunk Driving

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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Posted October 13, 2020

What are field sobriety tests?

In Colorado, an officer may administer tests if they suspect you are driving under the influence. In some cases, a breath test may come first. But you are also likely to run into a field sobriety test.Officers use these tests to determine if further testing should follow. They are a tool of measurement you...
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Could penalties from a Colorado DUI follow you to your home state?

If you visit Colorado—whether you pass through on your way to another state or you travel to the state for a getaway—you will probably spend some time enjoying the scenery on Colorado’s roadways. However, if the authorities charge you with driving under the influence (DUI) while you are in the state, the impact of...
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Posted July 31, 2020

DUI penalty may increase distracted driving

A person in Colorado arrested for a suspected driving under the influence charge may be required to install and use an ignition interlock device in order to regain their driving privileges.The IID aims to prevent repeat impaired driving events by keeping a lock on a vehicle’s ignition until the driver passes a breath test.Colorado’s...
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Posted July 29, 2020

Breaking down the basics of a breath test measurement

Previous posts on this blog share a good deal of information about breath testing to determine intoxication. Yet one question that you (along with many of those that come to see us here at the Law Offices of J.B. Katz, P.C.) may have is why would law enforcement officials choose to test your breath...
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