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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More