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Defending against felony DUI charges

Sometimes car accidents happen that are truly the fault of no one. In any car accident, however, police in Colorado may perform an investigation in an attempt to determine not just fault, but also whether criminal charges should be filed. One such criminal charge is driving under the influence.

Punishment for a felony DUI can go beyond the criminal

When Colorado residents hear about felony DUIs, many think about being pulled over, about an officer administering a breathalyzer or making the driver walk a straight line, about the fines and potentially jail time. But these are not the only serious penalties that face those convicted of a felony DUI. A much more pernicious and long-lasting consequence is employment troubles. How so?

More on the horizontal gaze nystagmus test in Colorado

In last week's post, this blog discussed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. This test, especially when used in combination with other field sobriety tests, is supposedly an accurate means by which to tell if a person driving on the Colorado Springs highways is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

New Colorado DUI law leads to more felony arrests

A new law in Colorado that makes multiple offenses for DUI a felony has now been in force in Colorado for several weeks. Although police and prosecutors are starting to notice more arrests on felony DUI charges, the law does not seem to have completely eliminated the problem of repeat drunk driving in Colorado.

Falsely accused of driving drunk? You can call us

Many people in Colorado Springs might think that when a person gets found not guilty of a DUI based on a technicality of the law, they should count themselves as lucky. Indeed, police are expected to comply with strict standards when it comes to testing people and determining whether or not they are under the influence. However, these standards are important and protect people's rights.

We can help defend against felony DWI charges

When people in Colorado Springs hear that someone has been charged with a felony DWI, they may envision someone who has repeatedly gotten behind the wheel drunk and has repeatedly been caught. In fact, though, even a person who makes a one-time mistake can wind up facing a felony charge under the right circumstances.

Repeat DUI offenders face stiffer penalties if new law passes

State lawmakers recently moved one step closer to making serial drunk driving a felony under Colorado law. A unanimous panel of the Colorado House of Representatives approved a bill, HR 15-1043, which would for the first time make driving under the influence, DUI, a Class 4 felony if the offender had three prior convictions for either DUI, vehicular assault or vehicular homicide.

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