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Drunk Driving

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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Posted March 17, 2020

Do you understand the field sobriety test?

Field sobriety tests determine driver impairment. The purpose behind a field sobriety test, according to AAA, is to assess your coordination and balance and to determine sobriety. These results are admissible in court. While the tests are difficult to pass if intoxicated, there are reasons why you may fail the test without touching a...
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Posted January 22, 2020

Do you need a breathalyzer in Colorado?

Colorado laws on drunk driving are so strict that you may need to take a blood alcohol content test before driving. Therefore, authorities encourage you to have a breathalyzer to determine whether your blood-alcohol content allows you to drive on Colorado roads.Currently, taking blood tests is the easiest way to determine whether you are...
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Posted May 24, 2019

Memorial Day weekend impaired driving checkpoints

The Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us in Colorado, which means millions of people will be traveling to barbecues, parties, parades, concerts and their vacation destinations. The roads will be flooded with vehicles and traffic might be at a standstill at times. The holiday weekend is known for a lot of drunk driving...
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Posted April 20, 2019

What are drunk driving diversion programs?

Have you ever been pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado? Have you ever been arrested, charged and convicted of DUI? This is a serious crime that you should never ignore. It’s always in your best interest to fight charges when they are levied against you. One way to...
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Posted March 15, 2019

How do I protect my future after driving under the influence?

Being arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado can change your life in an instant. You might not be able to return to work if you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or are required to drive a company vehicle. This means you could have trouble finding employment and taking...
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Posted February 14, 2019

Don’t underestimate the penalties for felony DUI in Colorado

Driving under the influence is a serious issue that results in thousands of deaths per year in Colorado and the rest of the country. People make mistakes. Some people make the same mistake more than once. A felony charge for driving under the influence (DUI) comes when a person has been charged with the...
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Posted January 20, 2019

The Heat Is On saw fewer DUI arrests in Colorado

Colorado residents are familiar with the annual The Heat Is On campaign, during which police attempt to really crack down on drunk driving. This usually leads to a notable spike in arrest numbers. While there was a spike this year, it was far smaller than it has been in previous years. Not nearly as...
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Posted December 28, 2018

Police officer picked up for alleged DUI

A police officer in Colorado has found himself in a bit of legal trouble after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The arrest happened just a few days before Christmas, on December 21. According to reports, a sergeant with the Breckenridge Police Department saw a car driving down the road...
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