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

Categories: Criminal Defense

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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Can You Be Charged with a DUI If You Are Not in the Car?

Categories: Criminal Defense

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You might be surprised where you can and cannot be charged with a DUI – and yes, you can be arrested for a DUI even if you are outside of the vehicle.  An officer still must have probable cause that you were driving while under the influence to arrest you.  Without probable cause, the state…

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Do DUI Checkpoints Have to be Announced in Colorado?

Categories: DUI Defense

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Yes, the state of Colorado requires that law enforcement announces any DUI checkpoint location. DUI checkpoints are legal in the state, and it is critical that you know your rights in case you find yourself stopped at a checkpoint in the future. Just because a DUI checkpoint is legal does not mean that they are…

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Can You Rent a Car with a DUI on Your Driving Record?

Categories: DUI Defense

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A car rental company has the right to refuse to rent a vehicle to anyone with a DUI, and most of them do. However, the time between your DUI conviction and when you request a rental also plays a factor in whether or not you will be denied. You may need to rent a car…

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Can a DUI Affect Buying a House?

Categories: DUI Defense

Numerous variables determine whether or not you can buy a house, including your credit score, income, debts, and credit history. A DUI conviction is not something a mortgage company looks at, because they do not do a criminal background check. However, a DUI can still affect your ability to buy a house indirectly. While the…

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How Long Do They Take Away Your License for a DUI?

Categories: DUI Defense

When you commit a DUI in Colorado, it is important to note that, regardless if found guilty in criminal court, you could lose your driver’s license. The amount of time you lose your license for will depend on the circumstances of the DUI and whether it was a first offense or subsequent one. Typically, a…

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