FAQs: Driving High in Colorado Springs

Locals and visitors alike have many questions about being legal in Colorado Springs and driving with marijuana in the car. Our Colorado Springs DUI lawyer is extremely knowledgeable about Colorado laws as they relate to cannabis and stay lawful. The following list of FAQs are some of the most commonly asked questions we get from [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|DUI Costs, DUI Penalties, DUID FAQs, Marijuana DUIs|Comments Off on FAQs: Driving High in Colorado Springs

DUI, Hit-and-Run Suspect Charged with Fatality

Have you ever wondered how much trouble getting a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) would be? How about compounding that traffic offense with a serious injury to an innocent victim – can you imagine the level of despair that can hurtle a person into? Well, unfortunately, that trend is all too [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|DUI, Felonies|Comments Off on DUI, Hit-and-Run Suspect Charged with Fatality

Pot DUI Arrests in Colorado Drop Slightly in 2015, CSP Announces

Driving stoned or under the influence of marijuana (DUID) in Colorado is illegal – just as driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is against the law. And while authorities across the state are focused on arresting all impaired drivers, the latest findings about DUID arrest rates in Colorado seem to indicate a promising trend - [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|DUI, DUI News, DUI Stops, Marijuana DUIs|Comments Off on Pot DUI Arrests in Colorado Drop Slightly in 2015, CSP Announces

Habitual Offender Receives 10th DUI in Colorado, Surprised to Face Felony DUI Charges

Although the new Colorado felony DUI law took effect last August, some drivers in the state have only recently become aware of it - and, unfortunately, this awareness has often been triggered by a new DUI arrest. One noteworthy example of this comes from a recent case involving a 54-year-old Colorado Springs man accused of drunk driving [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Penalties|Comments Off on Habitual Offender Receives 10th DUI in Colorado, Surprised to Face Felony DUI Charges

Students May Face Felony for Sexting | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

It boggles the mind what children are capable of these day. Back in the day, when this humble criminal defense attorney was in school and had I wanted to pass a secret message on to another classmate that I crush on, we typically had to write it in cursive on paper that we’d fold up [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Colorado Sex Offender Registry, Felonies, Sex Crimes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Students May Face Felony for Sexting | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Woman Set for Trail in Fatal DUI Crash | Colorado Springs DUI Attorney

A woman who pleaded not guilty on Monday, April 4, 2016 to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and vehicular homicide will stand trial beginning August 30, 2016. Cassandra Griffin, 25, is accused of driving her Jeep Cherokee and driving through a stop sign at Highway 94 near the intersection with Ellicot [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI News|Comments Off on Woman Set for Trail in Fatal DUI Crash | Colorado Springs DUI Attorney

State Rep Pens 2 Felony Bills

Two bills currently making their way through the State Senate could soon change the way some felony cases are prosecuted in Colorado. If passed into law, these bills, penned by State Representative Catherine “Kit” Roupe for House District 17, would reportedly: Make it easier for prosecutors to press felony domestic violence charges against repeat offenders Provide law [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Colorado DUI Laws, Criminal Justice News, Felonies|Comments Off on State Rep Pens 2 Felony Bills

Former Widefield School Principal Accused of Sexual Assault on a Minor

A former principal at a Widefield Elementary school has recently been taken into custody by Colorado Springs Police (CSPD) have taken after he threatened to commit suicide following allegations that he raped an underage boy. According to media reports, the 49-year-old man did not deny the sexual assault charges to his wife; instead, he has stated that [...]

By | April 16th, 2016|Colorado Sex Offender Registry, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Former Widefield School Principal Accused of Sexual Assault on a Minor

Impaired Driving Trends in the U.S. Revealed by Two New Federal Studies

Two new studies1 recently released by federal authorities reveal some sobering findings about impaired driving and DUI trends in the U.S. These studies, conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), focused on analyzing crash data and surveying motorists in order to determine: How risky it is for motorists to drive drunk (i.e., with BACs [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|DUI, DUI News|Comments Off on Impaired Driving Trends in the U.S. Revealed by Two New Federal Studies

Is Ridesharing Reducing DUI Accidents in Colorado?

Ridesharing, a relatively new transportation method in the U.S., has been credited with cutting down on the number of accidents and, consequently, saving lives. A recent study conducted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Uber Technologies, Inc., however, may provide further insight in to just how dramatically ridesharing is preventing impaired driving. “With so [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|DUI, DUI News|Comments Off on Is Ridesharing Reducing DUI Accidents in Colorado?