Is It a Crime to Take Marijuana outside of Colorado?

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More states have legalized marijuana, but taking it from one state where it is legal to a state where it is not could result in criminal charges. In some cases, it is legal to take marijuana and associated products across state lines, but you should be cautious before doing so. Realize that, when you are…

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Can Police Stop You on the Street and Frisk You?

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Unfortunately, officers can stop you on the street and detain you if they have probable cause. This includes frisking you to see if you are armed or in possession of an illegal substance. While it is true, you might get stopped randomly by officers and frisked while out on a walk, law enforcement cannot pick…

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How Can I Avoid a DUI Conviction?

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A DUI conviction is not something that you can just shrug off as a one-time mistake. That conviction follows you around for the rest of your life. While it is a misdemeanor, you could find that you are unable to get jobs and may disqualify for special programs. And if you have a suspended license,…

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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Criminal Record?

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A DUI conviction is serious. While you have the immediate consequences to deal with (e.g., jail time, fines, and losing your driver’s license), you also have the long-term effect of a DUI conviction being on your criminal record. A criminal record, including infractions like DUIs, shows up on any background check employers and potential landlords…

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Will There Be DUI Checkpoints This Halloween? Know Your Rights

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Throughout the year, law enforcement places DUI checkpoints or sobriety points in the area to find people who are driving under the influence. At these roadblocks, all drivers are required to stop and speak with law enforcement. If the law enforcement officer detects any signs of intoxication, they will then request the driver to exit…

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What Is the Lookback Period for a DUI in Colorado?

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Some states deploy a lookback period for DUIs. The lookback means that after so many years pass after a DUI conviction, the prior DUI conviction would not be considered when you are charged with subsequent offenses. Colorado, however, is not one of those states. Without a statute in place that lists a lookback period, the…

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5 Ways to Tell if You Have Had Too Much to Drink

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DUI Defense Attorney Serving Drivers in Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Eagle County, Vail County, and all of Western Colorado A DUI in Colorado, even as a first-time offender, comes with harsh penalties. In fact, a first-time DUI can lead to up to one year in jail and up to two years of probation. You will…

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What Are the Possible Outcomes to My DUI Case?

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Experienced Defense Attorney Handling DUI Cases in Colorado A DUI charge is a severe charge. Not only are there the short-term consequences of a conviction, but you also have the long-term effects. The strict penalties imposed by the courts, even for first-time offenders, can affect you for the rest of your life. While no one…

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Is the Textalyzer Really Coming to Colorado?

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Colorado Defense Attorney Serving those Accused of  Distracted Driving You know that there is a breathalyzer that tells law enforcement if you have been drinking. The breathalyzer is used to assess the level of alcohol in your body and determine if you were legally intoxicated while operating a vehicle. However, one thing that you may…

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