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Refusing a Breathalyzer: Good or Bad Idea? It Depends

An officer may ask you to submit to a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test in different situations. It is important to understand the differences between the blood test and the breath test and to know when you should or should not submit to a test.  After You Are…

Are Colorado DWI Roadblocks Legal?

You won’t find the police rounding up people at concerts, sporting events, or places of worship and searching them to see if anyone is breaking the law. That would be unconstitutional. But, with some limitations, police can set up roadblocks to determine if drivers are driving under the…

Colorado DUI, DUI Per Se, and DWAI – Oh My!

Colorado has different levels of criminal charges concerning operating a vehicle while under the influence of a substance. If you are arrested, you need to understand what you are facing. Do not assume all driving under the influence (DUI) crimes are the same.  The Charges Are for Different…

Can a DUI Be a Felony?

You can be charged with a felony DUI in Denver if you’re intoxicated or impaired while driving under certain circumstances. You should take every criminal charge seriously, but if you face felony charges, there should be no doubt in your mind that you need to get a criminal…

Will You Fail a Background Check if You Get a DUI in Denver?

Not all background checks are equal. You might “fail,” depending on why your background is being checked, whether you were convicted, how much time has passed, and how much the person checking your background cares. An important reason to agree to a plea bargain in which you plead…

Can a DUI Be Dismissed?

Concerned about a DUI on your permanent record? Any criminal charge here in Denver could be dismissed, depending on the facts and the effectiveness of your defense lawyer. Just because you’re arrested doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted. Drivers make mistakes, and sometimes they drive while intoxicated. Police and…

What Happens if You Get a DUI When You’re Underage?

If you are under 21 and caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .02% ot higher, you can be charged with underage driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado. This is often called a “baby DUI.” Even though the penalties for a baby DUI are not…

The Effect of Marijuana on Driving Ability

In Colorado, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana. However, many people are unsure about how marijuana affects their driving ability. Some people believe that marijuana makes them a better driver because they are more careful and aware of their surroundings. Others believe that…

What Are the Consequences For Refusing a Roadside Test?

If you’ve been pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, the police may ask you to perform field sobriety tests. However, these are not required by law and you can politely refuse. Here’s what you need to know about field sobriety tests and your rights. In…

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