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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 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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