How Aging Might Increase the Odds of DUI

Criminal Defense

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?

Criminal Defense

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?

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

Criminal Defense
Vail DUI Lawyer

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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Do DUI Checkpoints Have to be Announced in Colorado?

DUI Defense
Vail DUI Lawyer

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?

DUI Defense
Glenwood Springs DUI Lawyer - handcuffs car keys and a drink

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?

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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