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The many consequences of a DUI conviction

Maybe you remember one night driving home after a party when you knew you shouldn't have been behind the wheel. In the morning, you may have laughed with friends about the risk you took, and avoiding disaster presented you with a challenge for the next time. If you can do it once, you can do it again.

Hypoglycemic? You may be at risk for false positive BAC results

If a police officer were to pull you over on a Colorado roadway, let's say because he or she claims your car was veering too close to the yellow line in the center of the highway, you may be in for a very long night. Perhaps you were on your way home from a social evening with friends. You knew you'd be driving, so you abstained from alcohol. You might think of the irony of that situation when the officer asks you to step out of your car.

Moodiness and teenagers go hand in hand, and sometimes, drugs

Were you one of many parents in Colorado who couldn't get a teenager out of bed until noon last weekend? You likely didn't make too big of a deal out of it as you recalled your own youth and how sleep was at the top of your list of priorities back then. In fact, it might have stayed at the top of your list had you not become a parent.

You came to Breckenridge for the skiing -- and marijuana

Since Colorado changed its constitution back in 2014 to allow recreational use of marijuana within the state, many vacationers take the opportunity to partake in its use while they are here. For legal adults, this could be the opportunity to see "what all the fuss is about."

A DUI arrest could temporarily stop your driving privileges

Driving privileges are invaluable. After all, they essentially enable you to provide for yourself and/or your family by getting to your place of employment every day. If you work as a commercial driver, driving privileges provide your livelihood. Losing your driving privileges can also be devastating if you are responsible for getting the children to school or have no other way of making your medical appointments. In addition, just the thought of losing the freedom that comes with being able to drive can be demoralizing in and of itself.

The cough syrup that can land you in jail

No matter where in Colorado you reside, you likely have stores near you that sell cough syrup or other cough and cold medications. In fact, you've probably taken this type of medicine at least several times over the course of your life. If you're a parent, you may even have offered such medicines to your children in times of illness. Some cough syrup is available by prescription only; this kind is often used to treat very painful throat infections or viruses.

Should Good Samaritan law apply to your situation?

Though doing the right thing should feel like a simple act, it more often proves difficult for many people. Certain circumstances may make you fear repercussions that you could face when trying to help another person. Unfortunately, you could potentially get caught up in a legal predicament if you step in to help someone only to have the situation shed a negative light on you.

Can a relaxing vacation lead to disorderly conduct charges?

When on vacation, most people want to indulge themselves and have a good time. In some cases, you and your friends may become rowdy and rambunctious but do not intend to interfere with anyone else also attempting to have an enjoyable time. Unfortunately, certain situations could get out of hand or a misunderstanding could occur that results in a bit of fun turning into a legal situation.

Did officers wrong you by failing to read your Miranda Rights?

In the United States, you have many rights that allow you to pursue certain opportunities and protect yourself from incrimination. Other individuals should not violate your rights, especially if you face a legal predicament. If you find yourself in a situation in which police officers take you into custody, your Miranda Rights may come into play. These rights can make a considerable difference in how your case proceeds.

Is the one-leg stand test a good indicator of impairment?

Summer will be here soon and with it will come an increased police presence across Colorado in order to keep impaired drivers, whether they are visitors or residents, off the roads. If an officer pulls you over for a suspected DUI, you will likely be asked to perform a number of tests that will help law enforcement authorities determine if you are actually impaired. One of those tests is the one-leg stand.

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