7 Colorado DUI Myths Debunked – Part 2

Resuming The 7 Colorado DUI Myths Debunked (Pt. 1), here, we will continue revealing the truth behind some of the most common Colorado DUI myths in Colorado DUI Myths – Part 2.

Colorado DUI Myths – Part 2

Colorado DUI Myth #3 – BAC test results are always accurate.

This is simply not true. The results of both breath and blood tests used to assess people’s blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) are not always necessarily accurate. In fact, the following factors can impact the accuracy of breath tests during DUI stops:

  • Use of non-approved breathalyzer devices.
  • Failure to recalibrate breathalyzers between each use.
  • Improper administration of breathalyzer tests.

For DUI blood tests, inaccuracies or issues with the results can arise when:

Blood samples have not been collected by trained, authorized personnel (such as blood draw technicians or nurses).
The chain-of-custody for the samples is broken (which can lead to arguments that the samples could have been contaminated).
The lab analyzing the samples fails to follow proper procedure in doing so.

The bottom line here is that having an experienced DUI lawyer on your side can be crucial to:

  • Determining when BAC test results may be inaccurate
  • Presenting these arguments (when possible) to try to get BAC evidence against DUI suspects dismissed.
  • Colorado DUI Myth #4 – DUI charges aren’t serious.

Again, this is also not true. Even first-time misdemeanor DUI charges are serious and can come with some severe penalties in the event of conviction. In fact, convictions for first-time misdemeanor DUI charges can result in:

  • Jail time
  • Expensive fines
  • Court-ordered probation, alcohol education classes and community service
  • A loss of one’s driving privileges
  • A permanent criminal record

Significant non-court-ordered penalties, only some of which may include the loss of a professional license and/or job, very expensive car insurance rates for years to come, etc.

From here, the possible penalties for DUI convictions can only get more serious, as the following can result additional jail or prison time (among other penalties):

  • Subsequent DUI charges and convictions
  • DUI accidents involving injury and/or death
  • DUIs involving other criminal charges (like drug charges, weapons charges, etc.).

To get some more important facts behind common Colorado DUI myths, be sure to look for the conclusion to this blog series that will be available soon.

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