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

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

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?

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?

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 someone else who is more sober drive you – or when it may be time [...]

By |December 31st, 2015|DUI, DUI Penalties, DUI Stops|Comments Off on Common Signs of Impairment by BAC Level

5 Important Facts to Know about DMV Hearings after DUI Arrests

Important Facts about DMV Hearings after DUI Arrests DUI arrests in Colorado generally result in two cases against the motorist accused of impaired driving: the criminal case, which the courts will handle, and the administrative case, which the Colorado DMV will oversee. Given that these two cases proceed in different ways and have [...]

By |December 16th, 2015|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Penalties|Comments Off on 5 Important Facts to Know about DMV Hearings after DUI Arrests

DUI Penalties: FAQs about Alcohol Education Classes

Important info about alcohol education classes as DUI penalties in CO 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 education classes can come with their [...]

By |November 8th, 2015|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Penalties|Comments Off on DUI Penalties: FAQs about Alcohol Education Classes

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 assuage some of these anxieties, below are some of the [...]

By |October 24th, 2015|Colorado DUI Laws, DUI, DUI Penalties|Comments Off on 3 Crucial Facts to Know about Out-of-State DUIs