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Your Miranda Rights

It’s important to know what your Miranda Rights are. Many US citizens are not aware of what their Miranda rights constitute and when these rights are applied. Below, I will be going over what Miranda Rights are defined by, when they apply, and how...

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Can Medical Marijuana for Sleeping Aid Cause A DUI?

Nearly everyone knows someone with a sleeping disorder like insomnia or sleep apnea. In the case of insomnia, it can be especially devastating for a person’s ability to keep a regular schedule, go to work, cook meals, and take care of children and...

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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....

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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...

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Students May Face Felony for Sexting

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...

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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...

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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,...

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When Do Zero Tolerance Laws Apply in Colorado?

Licensed drivers are required to obey a litany of laws when they get behind the wheel. While some of these laws dictate how to operate vehicles, others pertain to when drivers can and legally cannot operate vehicles. And in terms of operational...

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Are Pot Clubs DUI Hotspots?

Cracking down on drunk and drugged drivers is a top priority for Colorado’s law enforcement agencies. That's because authorities are focused on preventing crashes, injuries and deaths, all of which are more likely to occur when motorists are...

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What Happens after a DUI Arrest in Colorado?

A DUI arrest can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and possibly even scared. If you know what to expect from the legal and administrative processes that usually follow a DUI arrest, however, you can start figuring out your options for...

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CDOT Sees Decline in DUI Arrests Since 2015

Every year in Colorado, law enforcement authorities across the state ban together to crack down on impaired drivers over at least 12 heightened DUI enforcement periods that make up CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign. Focused on targeting impaired...

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Can I Refuse BAC Testing in DUI Stops?

Motorists in Colorado can refuse to submit to blood alcohol content (BAC) tests during DUI stops. If they do, however, they will be subject to some automatic penalties, regardless of whether they are charged with or acquitted of the drunk driving...

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Common Signs of Impairment by BAC Level

As alcohol is consumed and blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) can rise, people can start to display certain signs of impairment, some more subtle than others. Knowing these signs of impairment can be crucial to recognizing when it’s time to let...

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What Is Implied Consent in a DUI Stop?

Implied consent or express consent refers to the legal obligation conferred on motorists if or when they are suspected of impaired driving. Per the implied consent law in Colorado, all drivers have automatically and implicitly already consented to...

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Upcoming 2015 DUI Enforcement Campaigns in Colorado

Although the end of 2015 is fast approaching, Colorado authorities still have a few statewide DUI campaigns planned for the month of December, according to officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). And these DUI enforcement...

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DUI Penalties: FAQs about Alcohol Education Classes

When DUI arrests end in conviction, various penalties can be imposed on the convicted individual, including court-ordered alcohol education classes. Although people tend to be more focused on penalties like jail and court fines, the alcohol...

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4 Harmful Myths about DUI Charges in Colorado

Believing the myths about DUI charges in Colorado can cause people facing these charges to inadvertently compromise their rights or make other mistakes that could hurt a future defense case. To make sure you don’t operate on any potentially harmful...

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3 Crucial Facts to Know about Out-of-State DUIs

Getting arrested for a DUI at any point can be upsetting. When, however, you get arrested in a state you don’t live in, the thought of dealing with an out-of-state criminal case can be as distressing as it may be scary or overwhelming. To help...

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How Long Will a DUI Stay on My Record?

In Colorado, if you are convicted of a DUI offense, that conviction will remain on your criminal record indefinitely. In other words, it can end up following you around forever. What the impacts of having a DUI record can be, however, will depend...

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4 DUI Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

When you are stopped for allegedly driving drunk or you have been officially charged with a DUI in Colorado, what you do next can impact your defense and the success of your case. In fact, if you make certain mistakes during a DUI stop or a DUI...

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FAQs about DUI Police Reports: What You Should Know

In DUI cases, police reports – along with BAC test results – can be some of the most important pieces of evidence. To elucidate just why this is, below, we will answer some commonly asked questions about police reports for DUI stops and cases. If,...

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3 Ways You Can Get a DUI When NOT Driving a Car

DUI charges often arise when motorists are accused of driving while they are allegedly impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. However, Colorado laws allow for people to be charged with DUI even if they are not driving, and below, we’ll point out when...

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Should I Just Plead Guilty to My DUI Charges?

As experienced DUI defense attorneys, we hear this question a lot. After all, it can be easy to feel like you don’t have a lot of options when you are facing drunk driving charges and two impending DUI cases (one with the court and another with the...

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Penalties for Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Colorado

In light of our last blog that defined what extraordinary risk crimes in Colorado are, we thought it would be an apt time to point out just what the specific penalties for these offenses can be upon conviction. Extraordinary Risk Crime Penalties by...

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Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)

Ending our blog series Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws: 6 Facts to Know, below, we will reveal a few more crucial things you should be aware of when it comes to criminal statutes pertaining to driving and marijuana intoxication. Additional Important...

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Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 2)

Picking up from Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here, we will uncover some more essential things you may need to know about marijuana intoxication and driving, according to Colorado state statutes. Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws:...

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Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1)

Driving under the influence of intoxicating substances like alcohol and drugs is against the law. However, how the law treats alcohol DUIs versus marijuana DUIs in Colorado can be different, and understanding just what these differences are can be...

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How Much a First Colorado DUI Can Cost You (Pt. 2)

Proceeding from How Much a First Colorado DUI Can Cost You (Pt. 1), below, more of the financial impacts of a first-time DUI conviction in Colorado will discussed. While the first part of this blog series focused on the court costs of DUIs, here,...

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How Much a First Colorado DUI Can Cost You (Pt. 1)

When facing DUI charges for the first time, people are often focused on whether or not they will have to go to jail. While incarceration is certainly a valid worry with any criminal case, what fewer people may realize is that the financial impacts...

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6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops (Pt. 3)

Ending our blog series 6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops, here, we will reveal some final crucial facts to know about these types of traffic stops. More Crucial Facts You May Want to Know about DUI Stops Fact 5 – Whether or not you end up having a...

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6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops (Pt. 2)

Continuing from 6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops (Pt. 1), here, we will resume this discussion, pointing out a few more important things that you may want to know about drunk driving traffic stops. DUI Stops: More Important Info Fact 3 – If police...

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6 Facts to Know about DUI Stops (Pt. 1)

Talking to police officers can be an unnerving experience, especially when you may be suspected of drunk driving or some other crime. While you may feel, however, that you have no control or power in these situations, being informed about what...

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How to Get Evidence Thrown Out of Court (Pt. 2)

Resuming How to Get Evidence Thrown Out of Court (Pt. 1), here, we will continue to point out some of the more effective arguments that may be used to try to get a judge to deem the prosecutor’s evidence inadmissible in a given case. More Ways to...

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How to Get Evidence Thrown Out of Court (Pt. 1)

When building and presenting a criminal defense case, one of the most effective strategies for strengthening the defense (and simultaneously weakening the prosecutor’s case) can be to get evidence thrown out of court. In fact, when arguing to get...

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5 Ways to Avoid Getting a Holiday DUI (Pt. 2)

Continuing from 5 Ways to Avoid Getting a Holiday DUI (Pt. 1), below we will point out some more things you can do to avoid putting yourself in the position of being suspected of drunk driving this holiday season – or ever. More Things to Do to...

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5 Ways to Avoid Getting a Holiday DUI (Pt. 1)

Christmas and New Years are fun, festive times when people tend to celebrate with their friends and/or family by throwing parties. If you’ll be celebrating the holidays at a party and you plan on drinking alcohol, knowing what to do in order to...

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Probable Cause: FAQs (Pt. 3)

Here, we will wrap up our three-part blog series Probable Cause: FAQs, responding to some additional questions regarding probable cause. Q – What is probable cause to seize someone’s property? A – In general, probable cause to seize someone’s...

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Probable Cause: FAQs (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where Probable Cause: FAQs (Pt. 1) left off, below, we will continue to respond to frequently asked questions about probable cause and the criminal justice system. Q – What is probable cause to make an arrest? A – Probable cause to...

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Probable Cause: FAQs (Pt. 1)

Probable cause is a legal standard that is critical to the arrest process, as well as the criminal justice system. Despite its key role in many criminal cases, however, probable cause may not be a clear concept to people accused of crimes – and it...

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FAQs about Filing Criminal Appeals (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up our blog series FAQs about Filing Criminal Appeals, below we will respond to some final questions that commonly arise when people may be considering filing criminal appeals in Colorado. Q – What happens when convicted people win their...

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FAQs about Filing Criminal Appeals (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where we left off in FAQs about Filing Criminal Appeals (Pt. 1), below, we will continue responding to some common questions that arise when people are considering moving forward with criminal appeals. Q – When can criminal appeals...

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Filing Criminal Appeals FAQ Part 1

Although a criminal conviction can be as defeating as it may be disheartening, people convicted of crimes should know that they may have the chance to appeal their convictions in some cases. In fact, the criminal appeals process has been set up to...

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Felony & Misdemeanor Crimes Part 1

While many people may be aware that felony criminal charges are far more severe than misdemeanor criminal charges, they are likely less familiar with what the specific felony or misdemeanor classes are and what range of penalties they are...

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