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DUI/DWAI

Posted August 31, 2022

What Not to Do After Getting a DUI

Getting a DUI can make you feel stressed and overwhelmed by the thought of potential repercussions. However, try to remain calm because although there are many important steps to take after a DUI, it is also essential to know what NOT to do. Do Not Incriminate Yourself You may know that you have the...
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Posted May 12, 2022

Can DUI charges follow you out of state?

If you have ever worried about whether certain crimes will follow you when you leave the state, you should know that a charge for driving under the influence is particularly difficult to escape.Even if you leave the state, chances are that a Colorado DUI conviction will follow you.Getting charged with a DUIYou can get...
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Posted April 22, 2022

Driving and drugs: What you need to know

Drivers have to be in the proper mental and physical condition to drive. Any impairing factors can render them unsafe to drive. While most people may think about alcohol when they hear about impaired driving, it’s also possible for drugs to cause this effect.You may not realize this, but all drugs, including those that...
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Posted March 9, 2022

Defending DUI charges means protecting your career

There are severe criminal penalties associated with DUI convictions but the impacts of such charges also have wide-ranging effects. Generally, DUI cases involve attending court over an extended period of time, which can take its toll on the family. You might also have to miss days from work and other important family events.It is...
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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 October 7, 2021

Do you have to take a DUI breath test in Colorado?

When you drive in Colorado, you give your express consent to a breath or blood test if an officer suspects you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Failure to take this test at the scene of a traffic stop can result in sanctions beyond a DUI conviction.Learn more about Colorado DUI...
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Posted September 14, 2021

Repeat DUI charges in Colorado: What are the penalties?

Without a doubt, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious matter. Not only can doing so lead to expensive fines, loss of driving privileges and points on your license, but it can also lead to jail time and public service requirements.With that said, when it comes to your second, third...
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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 June 3, 2021

Can I get rid of my drunk driving charge?

Colorado has some of the harshest drunk driving laws in the nation. The charge of DUI results from having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or above. The state also has Driving While Ability Impaired. The police may charge you with a DWAI if you drive with a blood alcohol level of 0.05 to...
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Posted February 11, 2021

What kind of life might I have in five years if convicted of DUI?

In many cases, a felony conviction for DUI could result in your spending the next five years in jail. According to a 9Wants to Know investigation, however, one-third of individuals with felony DUI convictions stayed out of prison.Instead of incarceration, you may have a chance to attend a substance abuse treatment program and receive...
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Posted January 25, 2021

Was your failed DUI breath test due to officer error?

Few things can ruin your fun trip to Breckenridge faster than a DUI or DWAI stop. To determine if you have a blood alcohol concentration above Colorado’s legal limit, the officer who stopped you may have asked you to breathe into a testing device.While DUI breath test results are usually admissible in court, they...
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