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What are the potential consequences of a drunk driving arrest?

Many people in Colorado have never been stopped by the police on suspicion of drunk driving. However, it does happen regularly. Sometimes police have extra patrols out during holidays when drinking is common, such as this past St. Patrick's Day, the Fourth of July or New Year's Eve. Or police may be parked on the side of the road, looking out for motorists driving erratically. Or police may have pulled a person over for a different offense, such as speeding, and noticed alcohol in the vehicle. No matter what the circumstances are, it is good to have some idea of what to expect at a DUI stop.

How do ignition interlock devices work in Colorado?

One of the penalties that may follow a drunk driving conviction or a breath test refusal in Colorado is the requirement that the driver have an ignition interlock device installed on his or her vehicle. In general, what does such a device do, and what happens in the case of noncompliance?

Colorado woman accused of vehicular homicide after fatal accident

A motor vehicle accident in Colorado that led to the deaths of two motorcyclists and that injured a third has led to criminal charges for the driver involved. According to police, the accident began when a woman, age 27, was heading due south on Highway 83. For reasons not reported on, her vehicle apparently crossed over into the opposite lane of traffic, colliding with a motorcycle.

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.

Field sobriety tests and DUI arrests

Being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving is an experience no one in Colorado wants to have. It can also be a very confusing and in some cases frightening experience, particularly if you have no idea what to expect. All you do know is that the potential consequences for being convicted of drunk driving are severe.

Colorado statutes on fatal drunk driving accidents

It is always sad when a motor vehicle accident in Colorado results in a fatality. Often fatal accidents are simply that -- accidents -- and are not necessarily the fault of any one person. However, sometimes one driver is accused of wrongfully causing the accident. These accusations can result in criminal charges if it is believed that the law was violated.

Can you refuse to submit to a breath test in Colorado?

One thing no resident of Colorado wants to see while on the road is the flash of red and blue police lights in their rear view mirror. The seriousness of the situation is only ratcheted up when an individual is accused of driving under the influence. In these situations, police in Colorado may ask a driver to submit to a breath test to determine the driver's blood alcohol content. However, it is possible to decline to take a blood alcohol test?

Colorado testing roadside drug detection device

Impaired driving in Colorado includes not only drunk driving, but also driving under the influence of drugs. Coloradans may be familiar with breath tests and other blood-alcohol tests as a means of determining whether a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol. But a recent program aims to provide police in the state with a device that can help them detect whether an individual is driving under the influence of drugs.

Protect your future through DUI expungement in Colorado

Have you been accused of driving under the influence? If so, you may be very worried about what the potential consequences are. After all, being convicted of DUI in Colorado Springs could be very damaging to your reputation and could have implications should you later try to seek a job, apply for a loan or rent a home. This could be true even if the DUI conviction occurred months or years in the past.

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