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What Happens If You Get a DUI over the Fourth of July Weekend
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Were you or a loved one charged with driving under the influence (DUI) over the Fourth of July weekend?
 
You’re not the only one.
 
The Fourth of July itself is one of the most notorious holidays for dangerous driving, and the holiday weekend consistently sees more traffic-related fatalities and incidents of drunk driving than any other holiday weekend during the year.
 
To prevent traffic fatalities, law… Continue reading this article

5 Mistakes to Avoid During a Colorado DUI Stop
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Getting stopped by the police on suspicion of a DUI – or for any reason – can be a stressful and nerve-racking experience. But how you react and interact with a police officer once you’ve been pulled over is important, because your actions could potentially be used as probable cause for a search – or even used against you in order to ensure a conviction.
 
That’s why it’s… Continue reading this article

The Difference Between DUI and DWAI in Colorado
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Imagine you’re at happy hour after work and you have a single drink. Or you’re at a friend’s dinner party and you decide to drink a glass of wine. When it starts to get late and you need to be heading home, what do you do?
 
Many people in these situations make the decision to drive themselves home. Most likely they’re not “feeling it” at all, and the… Continue reading this article

Colorado Issues (Slightly) Fewer Marijuana DUIs in 2015
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With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, concerns about driving under the influence of marijuana have heightened. Are the roads more or less dangerous since Amendment 64 was passed?
 
Colorado State Patrol has only been tracking marijuana impaired driving citations for two years, but the numbers have gone down since the first year of tracking – even if they’ve only gone down slightly.
 
In 2014, 5,546 citations… Continue reading this article

How Much Will Your First Colorado DUI Cost?
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Contrary to popular belief, hiring a DUI defense attorney is not the highest expense associated with a drunk driving arrest.  The cost of conviction includes not only the criminal fines—which increased nationwide in 2015—but also administrative fees, and raised insurance rates.
 
The Real Cost of a DUI Conviction
 
Assuming no property damage or injuries occurred, the base criminal fine for your first DUI conviction ranges… Continue reading this article

What to Do if You are Suspected of a Crime
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Regardless of the seriousness of the alleged crime, you still have rights if you are arrested, stopped, or being investigated for suspected criminal activity. It’s important to be aware of and take advantage of these rights if you want to protect your future and avoid incriminating yourself.
 
We’ve explored five potential situations that could occur if you are suspected of a crime, and included guidance on your rights… Continue reading this article

New Colorado Marijuana DUI Bill in the Works
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If a police officer catches you driving while high from marijuana in Colorado, you face the same charges as a drunk driver – a DUI. This is a problem for lawmakers, the public, and law enforcement officials looking to Colorado as a social, legal, and economic experiment on the effects of marijuana legalization.
 
Why? Because the data from police departments doesn’t distinguish between the two types of impaired… Continue reading this article

Common Ways to Get DUI Charges Dismissed
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In fact, a DUI charge—that is, a “driving under the influence” charge—can come as a result of a wide range of scenarios, and a person can be charged with driving under the influence of a number of different substances in addition to alcohol, including drugs and prescription medications.
 
A DUI charge also does not necessarily mean that your blood alcohol level was above .08. While a BAC… Continue reading this article

Five Alcohol-Free Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2015 in Denver
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Here’s a fun fact: Although many people mistakenly believe Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) celebrates Mexican independence day, the holiday actually commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
 
Here’s another, somewhat less fun fact: every Cinco de Mayo, thousands of people across the US are arrested for drunk driving.
 
In Denver, law enforcement… Continue reading this article

Avoid a DUI by Having Alcohol Delivered to You
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By now, most people know how important it is to avoid drinking and driving. The potential consequences—injuries, fatalities, heartache, totaled vehicles, skyrocketing insurance payments, arrests, fines—are simply not worth the risks. Thankfully, technological advances such as websites and smartphone apps are making it easier for people refrain from drinking and driving by decreasing the need to get on the road after drinking.
 
 
These delivery apps make it possible… Continue reading this article