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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St. Patrick’s Day DUI Crackdown in Colorado Leads to More than 440 DUI Arrests, CDOT Reports

March 31, 2016

Over the week-long DUI crackdown conducted for St. Patrick’s Day this year in Colorado, law enforcement authorities reportedly arrested 444 motorists for alleged drunk driving. This is according to the latest data from officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), who have also reported that the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day DUI crackdown in Colorado:…
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Will I Lose My Driver’s License for a Colorado DUI?

March 15, 2016

Whether your driver’s license will be suspended following a Colorado DUI arrest will depend on at least a few different factors, including: Whether you submitted to chemical testing during the stop – In other words, did you take a breath test or submit to a blood draw to evaluate your BAC? If you did, then…
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Do States Share DUI Arrest Information with Each Other?

February 29, 2016

States that have adopted the Interstate Driver’s License Compact (IDLC) do share DUI information (along with info about other traffic infractions) with each other. Not all states have adopted the IDLC, however; additionally, how the states apply the IDLC and the shared information they receive about motorists due to this compact can be different. We’ll…
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Should I Submit to a Chemical Test in a DUI Stop?

February 20, 2016

By law, all motorists in Colorado are required to submit to a chemical test – either a breath or blood test – during a DUI stop if a police officer has probable cause to suspect impairment. Of course, however, motorists can refuse to take a breathalyzer or blood test during a DUI stop, and these…
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CSP Troopers to Try Pot Saliva Testing Devices in DUI Stops

February 10, 2016

Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) are currently trying out new marijuana testing devices to evaluate motorists for alleged THC impairment in the field. This pilot test, which was kicked off in March 2015, will reportedly continue over the next two years, though officials are planning to convene this March to evaluate how successful…
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What to Expect after a DUI Arrest in Colorado: How Colorado DUI Cases Proceed

January 31, 2016

After a DUI arrest in Colorado, people will have to deal with two cases – a DMV administrative case (regarding their driving privileges) and a criminal court case (focused on determining whether the offense was committed and, if so, what the penalties should be). These cases are very different, and they proceed along different timelines….
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Resolve to Not Get a DUI Tonight, CDOT Urges Colorado Motorists

December 31, 2015

New Year’s Eve is a time for festive parties, as well as for resolutions to make improvements in the coming year. While there may be a lot to plan for this evening – and in 2016, however, officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are now warning drivers to also plan not to get…
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5 Rights Motorists Have during DUI Stops

December 15, 2015

DUI stops can unsettling and even scary. When drivers understand the rights that they have during these stops, however, they can make the right choices to protect their rights – and to minimize the chances they will face additional legal problems moving forward. Drivers’ Rights in DUI Stops When a police officer pulls a motorist…
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Heightened DUI Enforcement in Colorado Will Continue Through the New Year

November 30, 2015

Over the entire month of December, law enforcement authorities in Colorado will be stepping their DUI enforcement efforts, continuing to crack down on motorists suspected of impairment. These efforts, which are part of the statewide The Heat Is On DUI campaign, specifically include: The Holiday Office Party crackdown (over the first half of December), which…
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