Nearly 1,200 Felony DUI Cases Filed in Colorado since the Rollout of the New Felony DUI Law

August 31, 2016

Since the new Colorado felony DUI law took effect in August 2015, prosecutors across the state have reportedly filed at least 1,177 felony DUI charges against motorists. Breaking this down, that’s about 100 new felony DUI cases filed in Colorado on a monthly basis. This is according to the latest data from the Colorado Judicial…
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Labor Day DUI Enforcement in Colorado Kicks Off this Friday, CDOT Warns

August 15, 2016

Starting on Friday, Aug. 19th, Colorado law enforcement officials will be out in full force, looking to arrest any motorists suspected of drunk or drugged driving. This heightened DUI enforcement effort is part of the statewide DUI crackdown for the 2016 Labor Day period, which will reportedly run through Tuesday, Sept. 6th. At least 94…
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CDOT Studies How Portable Breathalyzers May Impact Drivers’ Choices after Consuming Alcohol

July 29, 2016

Focused on helping all motorists make life-saving choices, officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are currently conducting a DUI study to assess how access to portable breathalyzer devices may affect drivers’ choices to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. According to CDOT, researchers are providing the 200 participants with portable breathalyzers (which…
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Do I Have to Take Field Sobriety Tests in DUI Stops?

July 15, 2016

No, drivers are not legally required to submit to field sobriety tests during traffic stops, and refusing to submit to these tests: Will not trigger any automatic penalties (which is different from BAC tests) Is typically in motorists’ best interests because it will limit the amount of potential evidence authorities have against this. Explaining this…
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Make Plans Now to Avoid a July 4th DUI Arrest, CDOT Warns Motorists

June 30, 2016

As you plan for barbeques, parties and other festivities to celebrate Independence Day in 2016, make sure you don’t forget about protecting your personal freedom by planning now to avoid driving while impaired this weekend, authorities at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are now warning motorists. That’s because, starting tomorrow, police and state troopers…
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3 DUI Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

June 15, 2016

Believing certain myths about DUIs can be incredibly risky for those accused of impaired driving in Colorado. To reveal just why this is the case, below, we have debunked some of the most prevalent misconceptions about Colorado DUIs. While the following presents some important information for any motorist in Colorado to understand, contact the experienced…
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Beware, Colorado Drivers: Memorial Day DUI Crackdown Starts Tonight

May 27, 2016

Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), backed by police officers from 100 local law enforcement agencies in Colorado, will be out in force over the next three days as part of the stepped up DUI enforcement efforts planned for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Starting tonight and running through Tuesday, May 31st, the Memorial…
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What Happens after I Miss My DUI Court Date?

May 15, 2016

When you miss a court date in your DUI case, your absence will be noted as a “failure to appear,” and the presiding judge will likely issue a bench warrant for you. An active bench warrant can basically mean that: You will be arrested immediately if you are stopped by police for any reason. The…
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Will I Have to Go to Jail for My Colorado DUI?

April 30, 2016

Maybe – whether jail or prison time is required in your Colorado DUI case will depend on a number of different factors, including (but not limited to): The outcome of the DUI case – Of course, if you are convicted of a DUI (rather than the case being dismissed or ending in an acquittal), it…
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Colorado Marijuana DUIs: 4 Important Facts to Know

April 15, 2016

Driving under the influence of marijuana can lead to Colorado DUI charges, just as driving under the influence of alcohol can. With 4/20 – a day many pot enthusiasts dedicate to celebrating marijuana use – just around the corner, it’s important to understand Colorado laws regarding marijuana use/possession while driving, as well as what to…
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