How Do I Get a DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving in CO?

Categories: DUI Defense

Reducing DUI to reckless driving.

Colorado law, judges, and prosecutors take DUI or DWAI charges very seriously. If an officer charges you with such a crime you may suffer significant penalties. Some of these penalties, like an automatic DMV suspension of driving privileges, happen even before you have your day in court. If you take a plea or are subsequently…

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Should I Request a DMV Hearing for DUI?

Categories: DUI Defense

Requesting for a DMV hearing for a DUI.

Getting pulled over by police for suspected DUI is never fun. For many people, a DUI stop is the first serious interaction they have ever had with law enforcement. Between the flashing lights, field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests, blood tests, handcuffs, mug shots, and time in a cell—no matter how short—this can be a highly…

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How Many Drinks Before You’re Over the Legal Limit in Colorado?

Categories: DUI Defense

Alcohol and key symbolizing number of drinks before over legal limit in Colorado.

This is an incredibly common question. Most people know that the legal blood alcohol concentration limit for drivers is .08%. If an officer pulls you over and asks you to take a breath test and that test shows a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater, buckle up—you are about to be escorted to…

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What Does DUI Slightest Degree Mean?

Categories: DUI Defense

Getting to know the slightest degree of DUI.

Most of us have heard of DUI charges and understand them to mean “driving under the influence” of drugs or alcohol. Most drivers know that when an officer suspects a driver of DUI, they request a breath test and look for a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. In Colorado, if a driver…

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What Are Potential Ways to Challenge a Breathalyzer Test?

Categories: DUI Defense

A woman driving under influence.

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

Man looking at breathalyzer test.

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

A woman asked by a cop to be tested.

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

A field officer asking a driver to complete a field sobriety test.

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

Detained by police due to DUI.

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

Accident caused by DUI.

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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