What Are Potential Ways to Challenge a Breathalyzer Test?

Categories: DUI Defense

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Driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado is a serious offense. Even if this is your first DUI conviction, you could face from five days to one year in jail, a fine of $600 to $1,000, and between 48 and 96 hours of community service. In addition, first-time DUI convictions carry a driver’s license suspension…

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What Medications Cause False Breathalyzer Test Readings?

Categories: DUI Defense

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Believe it or not, some medications can cause a false reading on a Breathalyzer test. Imagine you are driving along and the police pull you over. During the stop, the officer informs you that he believes you are driving under the influence. You know you have not been drinking alcohol, and you submit to field…

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What If I Fail a DUI Field Sobriety Test

Categories: DUI Defense

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If you have failed a DUI field sobriety test (FST) in Colorado, then chances are that you have been arrested and charged with a DUI. If so, then you should contact a DUI defense attorney immediately. There are many defenses against a DUI arrest resulting from an FST, and your first step is to get…

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How Smoking Can Affect Your Breathalyzer Test Results

Categories: Criminal Defense

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If you have ever experienced the misfortune of being stopped by law enforcement for DUI, you are aware of how it can upend your life. Even first time DUI’s can result in up to a year of probation and suspension of driving privileges, as well as having other collateral repercussions in your life.  As you…

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How Aging Might Increase the Odds of DUI

Categories: Criminal Defense

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According to the CDC, the number of licensed drivers who are age 65 and above have increased by 63% from 1999 to almost 44 million in 2017. With the Baby Boomer generation entering their golden years, they are not slowing down. Older Americans are enjoying their independence now more than ever before, and getting behind…

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Will Self-Driving Cars Mean the End of DUI?

Categories: Criminal Defense

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Self-driving cars have been a conversational hot topic for years now. The very idea of a self-driving car produces a wide variety of responses. Opinions range from anticipatory fascination to outright rejection of the idea of a machine doing a human being’s job of maneuvering a 2000+ lb vehicle through the streets of America. Although…

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What Happens When My DUI Results in Someone’s Death?

Categories: Criminal Defense

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Most states, including Colorado, take charges of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) very seriously. Even if it is your first offense and there weren’t any injuries or damage to property, the penalties for DUI can impact your life for a year or more. But when you add aggravating factors like…

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How “Preliminary Breath Tests” Work in Colorado DUI Cases

Categories: Criminal Defense

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Like most states, Colorado takes DUI cases very seriously. This makes sense, as all of us benefit when our roads are safe from drunk drivers. However, the methods that law enforcement uses to ensure that our roads are safe sometimes curtail our individual best interests. In other words, in the pursuit of drunk drivers, police…

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How Coronavirus Is Straining the US Legal System

Categories: Criminal Defense

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We live in a country with a thriving but typically overburdened judicial system. We’ve all heard that the courts are continually backlogged and judges struggle to keep their bursting dockets moving as swiftly as possible – even under normal circumstances. It is also well known that criminal cases are particularly backlogged, and that certain rules…

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