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Denver DUI Penalties From Colorado DMV

Loss of License in DUI or DWAI alcohol cases If you are arrested for drinking and driving in Colorado you will face two separate actions. The first is through the criminal court and the second is through the Colorado DMV. Typically, DMV determines if you keep your licenses and if not, for how long it […]

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DUI REFUSAL Should You Take the Test

Should you Refuse a Blood or Breath Test and Be Considered a DUI Refusal? Arguably the most important piece of information in a Colorado DUI case for the prosecution is the blood alcohol content (BAC) or the drug levels. If you are arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs you have three […]

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DUI breath test blood test

Driving Under the Influence DUI breath test blood test If you are arrested for suspected DUI or DWAI, you should be read Colorado’s Express Consent Law. This means that if an officer has probable cause to arrest you, you must submit to a chemical test.  For alcohol DUI breath test blood test are the options. […]

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Will a Red Card Get You Out of a Marijuana DUI in Colorado?

Marijuana DUI’s in Colorado As things are rapidly changing with the use, possession, and enforcement of marijuana laws in Colorado there tends to be a lot of misinformation about Marijuana DUI’s.  The first misconception is in regards to red cards or a medical marijuana recommendations.  Have a valid medicinal marijuana card is not a get out […]

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Myths About DUI Charges

There are a lot of thoughts on how to beat or get out of a DUI – best way that I know as a DUI defense attorney, is to not drink and drive.  Over the years, I have received a lot of questions about misinformation and DUI charges in Colorado.  This post seeks to show […]

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FOURTH AMENDMENT DISALLOWS WARRANTLESS BLOOD DRAW IN DUI CASES

FOURTH AMENDMENT DISALLOWS WARRANTLESS BLOOD DRAW IN DUI CASES The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the police could not conduct a warrantless blood draw in a routine DUI investigation.  In Missouri v. McNeely, the court held that “ in drunk-driving investigations, the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream does not constitute an exigency […]

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DUI Field Sobriety Tests Typically Given in Colorado

Standard DUI Field Sobriety Tests YOU can refuse to complete any DUI Field Sobriety Test or Roadside tests.  You are being asked to complete the test to help the officer build enough probable cause to arrest you for driving under the suspension of drugs and/or alcohol.  For more information on DUI charges in Colorado, visit […]

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Colorado DUI stops- what you have to know

Typically Colorado DUI Stops Involve Stages Stage One Colorado DUI:  traffic stop The traffic stop must begin with you doing something wrong.  The officer MUST have articulable reason to pull you over.  This can range from a traffic violation such as speeding or weaving to a defective license plate. The point is there must be […]

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Do I Face Jail Time for DUI in Colorado

Will I go to jail for a DUI; what are Colorado DUI penalties Each DUI charge in Colorado has a statutory minimum and maximum amount of jail time for DUI.  Depending on the facts of your case, all or part of the time could be suspended.  In addition, you may apply for alternate sentencing programs […]

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Colorado DUI Laws and Charges

There are three separate Colorado DUI laws that could be charged in a given DUI prosecution.  The standard of proof for each Colorado DUI law is different.  This post explains the three main Colorado DUI laws.  If you or a loved one are charged with DUI, find out more about the state’s burden of proof […]

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