Archives for: May 4th, 2015


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

Remember last St. Patrick’s Day?


If not, you’re not alone. On St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Colorado’s pubs, bars, and private homes flood with partiers dressed in green, celebrating the holiday with copious amounts of drinking. Over the course of one St. Patrick’s Day weekend alone, police arrested 471 drivers in our state on the suspicion of intoxication. According to reports, the highest number of arrests were made by the

The vast majority of US states have felony DUI laws that enforce harsh penalties on repeat offenders. In fact, Colorado is one of only five states that currently do not have a felony DUI law in place. That means that regardless of the number of previous DUI convictions you have, the maximum punishment a DUI offender can receive under Colorado law is heavy fines, license suspension, and one year in

Even if you’ve never taken one before, most people are familiar with the Breathalyzer test. Police officers may administer a Breathalyzer test after pulling over a driver suspected of drunk driving, but only if there are reasonable grounds to do so. Since an officer must have “reasonable suspicion” in order to administer this test, other preliminary tests must be performed prior to the Breathalyzer. These preliminary tests are referred to

I was asleep in my car, but I got charged with DUI – shouldn’t my case be dropped?


Not everyone who gets charged with a DUI was caught driving, and pulled over by a police officer. Many folks charged with DUI were never pulled over; they were contacted by a law enforcement officer because they were asleep in their vehicle. This can be confusing to some because the “driving”