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Summer blitz increases need for Colorado drunk driving defense

Impaired driving is considered a major issue across the United States and beyond. Different states have implemented a variety of measures to enforce impaired driving laws, from enhanced punishments to increased law enforcement. In Colorado, one measure in place to prevent DUI incidents are seasonal "blitz" periods where police more actively enforce drinking and driving regulations. During these times of year, the need for drunk driving defense often increases along with arrests. The current blitz has been dubbed "The Heat is On," as [...]

By |2020-06-24T17:07:10+00:00June 16th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

DUI statistics and consequences can inform drunk driving defense

Impaired driving rates can vary a great deal from state to state, or even between jurisdictions. Understanding the local DUI situation, including statistics, laws and consequences from one's particular state and region, can be helpful, especially for those accused of impaired driving. Here is some information on Colorado DUI cases, which may be helpful to individuals looking to build a drunk driving defense. According to a report covering alcohol-related accidents from 2013 to 2019, the area in Colorado with the highest number [...]

By |2020-06-24T16:54:44+00:00May 27th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Behavior upon arrest can impact drunk driving defense

No one plans to be pulled over and accused of driving while impaired. But, if the unthinkable happens, Colorado drivers should consider their behavior upon getting pulled over and following an arrest. The drunk driving defense options available to an individual will depend in large part upon their behavior and the police's behavior during this crucial period.One of the first things that typically happens when an individual is pulled over for a suspected DUI is a field sobriety test, commonly known [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:03:51+00:00May 6th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Increase in need for drunk driving defense may follow crackdown

What do New Years, St. Patrick's Day and Super Bowl weekend have in common? On these dates and several others throughout the year, Colorado police increase their presence on roads throughout the state. The initiative, known as Heat Is On, has led to hundreds of DUI arrests and an increase in the need for drunk driving defense during holidays and special events.According to reports, 348 people were arrested due to Heat Is On activity in the days around New Years. The year [...]

By |2020-05-20T13:14:15+00:00February 5th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

What should I know about DUI in Colorado?

Drunk driving charges are serious legal matters and individuals who are charged with DUI and other alcohol-related driving crimes should know that their rights and privileges may be threatened by convictions. This post is offered as a general and informative overview of Colorado's DUI laws. It is not a substitute for individual legal advice and consultation with a DUI attorney. In Colorado, a driver may be stopped if they exhibit signs of intoxication and tested for alcohol in their [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:01:56+00:00January 8th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Drivers should be aware of Thanksgiving DUI enforcement

In Colorado and across the United States, people celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in various ways. Some will visit with friends and family, attend parties and take time to relax and have a good time. Part of that might involve drinking alcohol and other legal substances. While there is nothing wrong with that, it does not mean people can get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Some, however, will do that and it can cause accidents with injuries and fatalities. Law [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:02:47+00:00December 9th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Breathalyzer tests for DUI increasingly called into question

When Coloradans and people across the U.S. are stopped by law enforcement on suspicion of driving under the influence and asked to take a breathalyzer test, they are confronted with the possibility that they will register a blood-alcohol content that surpasses the legal limit and subsequently be arrested. If they do not comply, they will be charged with breathalyzer test refusal, which is a violation by itself. These charges can be problematic in multiple ways and a breath test [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:02:16+00:00November 13th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

DUI testing issues could help defendants get charges dropped

When Colorado drivers are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence, one of the main ways in which law enforcement and prosecutors will secure a conviction is through testing procedures to determine their blood-alcohol concentration. While it is never wise to get behind the wheel after drinking, a simple traffic stop, investigation and arrest does not automatically mean that the driver is guilty and should be convicted. One strategy to lodge an effective defense is to call the [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:02:31+00:00October 30th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

How do extraordinary circumstances affect DUI implied consent?

In Colorado, when law enforcement initiates a stop to investigate a potential driving under the influence case, there is implied consent that the driver must submit to a test to determine their blood-alcohol concentration. That means the driver is obligated to take the test when requested to do so. A blood or breathalyzer test refusal will lead to separate charges. Understanding the law for submitting to these tests is important as part of a DUI defense. There are certain [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:03:04+00:00October 18th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Colorado man accused of DUI following fatal pedestrian crash

Being accused of drunk driving can be a very overwhelming experience. However, these allegations do not always stem from an officer pulling over a motorist he or she suspects is under the influence of alcohol. Sometimes motorists in Colorado and elsewhere are faced with these charges following a serious or fatal automobile collision. This circumstance can make the matter graver, as the penalties associated with these charges can be significantly more severe. According to recent reports, a Colorado man [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:03:18+00:00October 9th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments