How a DUI charge or conviction may affect your chances for employment
A DUI charge or conviction in Colorado or anywhere in the nation can have major ramifications you might not anticipate. It may affect your career now and later on. There can be an impact to your professional and personal reputation, ruptured relationships between you and friends, family, superiors at work or colleagues, and legal fees, […]
Can a personal breath test help you avoid a DUI?
You like to go out and have a few drinks with friends. At the same time, you know how dangerous drunk driving is. You want to stay safe and avoid arrest. To do so, you buy a personal breath test online. It hooks to your keys. Before getting into the car, you just check to […]
What should you know about field sobriety tests?
In Colorado, officers have many tools at their disposal for testing BAC levels. If your blood alcohol content is too high, you will face arrest for intoxicated driving. But what are the tools they use to determine that? Some of the first an officer will rely on are field sobriety tests. Thus, it is important […]
What are the penalties for DUI in Colorado?
Colorado penalizes drivers who have a drunk driving arrest with a blood alcohol content of 0.05% or above, a crime called driving while ability impaired. BAC of 0.08% or higher results in charges of driving under the influence. For a first offense, DWAI carries less severe charges for a conviction than for a DUI conviction […]
What are CO’s ignition interlock laws?
Colorado is tough on drunk driving, and it is important to understand all of the consequences that come with a DUI charge. One of these consequences is the courts requiring you to install an ignition interlock device. According to Guardian Interlock, Colorado may require you to install an ignition interlock device even if it is […]
What defenses are available for a DUI?
Colorado allows officers to charge DUI for driving under the influence, and DWAI for driving while ability impaired. These laws require a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher, or .05% or higher, respectively. Becoming familiar with some defenses can help you assess whether it is wise to challenge your charges. Defenses to DUI and DWAI […]
When a DUI leads to immigration issues
For any driver, DUI charges are incredibly overwhelming and turn life upside down in many ways. Financial problems, anxiety, the loss of driving privileges and time behind bars becomes a reality for many people who find themselves in this position. However, we recognize that some people have an especially difficult time in the wake of […]
Should I let an officer search my car?
Being stopped on suspicion of a DUI should not lead to any more trouble. Unfortunately, if an officer searches your vehicle, you may wind up with greater legal complications than a possible DUI arrest. The bottom line is that if circumstances do not exist for a Colorado police officer to look inside your automobile, you […]