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What’s On Laurie’s Mind: Answering ‘How Do You Defend Someone You Know is Guilty?’

One question I get asked a lot is: How do you defend a person if you know that he/she is guilty? It’s my humble opinion that this is asking the wrong question. Criminal law is different than any other area of the law because it has the focus always on the prosecutor or government. This […]

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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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Denver DUI Attorney tells you how to avoid a DUI during Halloween

Happy Halloween! Number one way to avoid a DUI – don’t drink and drive, especially over a holiday!   There will be more cops on the street the next few days, especially at night.  Don’t let your mug shot be of you as a bumblebee!  Denver DUI enforcement and surrounding police agency’s are likely to step […]

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Have a safe and Happy Forth of July- expect more DUI officers, avoid a DUI arrest

The Law Office of Laurie A. Schmidt wishes everyone a safe and Happy Forth of July.  We do not encourage drinking and driving, please keep in mind that there is typically more enforcement for catching DUI drivers around a holiday weekend.  This can include additional DUI officers on the street, DUI checkpoints and increased DUI […]

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DUI Evidence in Colorado used for DUI arrest and DUI charges

DUI Evidence used to convict you of a Colorado DUI or DWAI DUI EVIDENCE  – prior to police contact Even before an officer approaches your car – the DUI  investigation begins and DUI evidence is being collected.  Officers are known to frequent areas around popular bars and establishments and just wait for someone to drive […]

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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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