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 even pets. In the past five years, however, as marijuana has become [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, Marijuana DUIs|Comments Off on Can Medical Marijuana for Sleeping Aid Cause A DUI?

How to Get a DUI Driving Something Other Than a Car, Truck

No one wants to get a DUI, in fact some people have gone to great lengths to make sure they weren’t drinking and driving their own motor vehicle when they had a few too many drinks at a friend’s house, or their favorite watering hole. Only problem is, some folks have gotten really creative and [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI|Comments Off on How to Get a DUI Driving Something Other Than a Car, Truck

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

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

Colorado Felony DUI Law: A Wake Up Call to the Harsh Impacts of Multiple DUI Convictions

A lot has changed over the last few decades in regards to DUI laws and enforcement - both in Colorado and across the nation. In fact, while law enforcement officials may have been inclined to overlook impaired driving or even help impaired drivers get home in decades past, today, they are far more intent on making [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Costs, DUI News, DUI Penalties, Felonies|Comments Off on Colorado Felony DUI Law: A Wake Up Call to the Harsh Impacts of Multiple DUI Convictions

When Do Zero Tolerance Laws Apply in Colorado?

When 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 laws - like DUI laws, [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Penalties, Underage DUI|Comments Off on When Do Zero Tolerance Laws Apply in Colorado?

What Happens after a DUI Arrest in Colorado?

What to expect after a DUI arrest in CO 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 defending yourself and successfully [...]

By |January 31st, 2016|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI|Comments Off on What Happens after a DUI Arrest in Colorado?

Is There a Lookback or Washout Period for Colorado DUIs?

Lookback or washout period for CO DUIs | Colorado Springs DUI Lawyer No, there is not a strict or specific lookback or washout period for DUIs in Colorado. This means effectively means that any DUI conviction incurred in Colorado over the course of a lifetime could be relevant in terms of future DUI [...]

By |January 16th, 2016|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Penalties|Comments Off on Is There a Lookback or Washout Period for Colorado DUIs?

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 offense in the future. Why There Are Automatic Penalties for BAC Test Refusal? [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Penalties|Comments Off on Can I Refuse BAC Testing in DUI Stops?