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November 2013 Archives

DUI enforcement will be strong through Monday in Colorado

People who are gathering with family and friends over the Thanksgiving weekend in Colorado, might take this time to unwind and relax with a few adult beverages. However, it is important that people consume alcohol responsibly and understand their rights if they are pulled over for alleged drunk driving.

Colorado teacher accused of sexual assault of students

Sometime people are arrested for crimes that could result in the end of their career. A teacher in Colorado is facing accusations of sex assault of a child by a person in a position of trust. According to reports, police believe that the man had contact with more than one student.

Field sobriety test may be tough to pass even when sober

Hundreds of drivers are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, but not all of them are actually guilty. In fact, many times even people who don’t pass field sobriety tests are actually innocent of drunk driving charges. Any person in Denver who has been charged with a DUI should make sure that he or she understands his or her rights.

Study: hit-and-run crashes increase, drunk driving possible cause

Drunk driving is a serious offense in Colorado. Although a person might only face minor penalties for a first offense drunk driving conviction, they can be charged with more severe crimes if they are accused of crashing their car, causing injury or death to another person, or are accused of hit-and-run.

Colorado Rockies co-owner arrested for possible DUI

There are a lot of circumstances that can lead to a drunk driving arrest and/or charge. Sometimes things happen that are out of a person’s control. Still other times, an unfortunate set of events can lead to a person being behind the wheel of a vehicle even when he or she never intended to be. That’s why it’s important for anyone in Denver arrested for DUI to understand the legal ramifications.

Off-duty officer arrested for DUI, evidence tampering in Colorado

An off-duty Colorado police officer was arrested early last week for reportedly drunk driving. Police say that they took the man to a local hospital where he had blood drawn for a blood-alcohol content test. He was then driven to his home by the arresting officer. That officer says he then noticed that the blood sample was missing, and started a subsequent investigation.

Customers arrested for alleged purchase of "spice" at store

An alleged synthetic drug ring in Colorado which has claimed to have been the subject of months of investigation by federal agents has resulted in at least nine arrests.  Drug Enforcement Administration officials claim to have seized 150 pounds of synthetic marijuana (also known as spice).  

With alcohol-related fatalities up, officers are cracking down

Halloween can be a fun time for just about everyone, including kids as well as adults. Halloween parties are very common as adults all over the country, including in Denver, get together to have a good time. Unfortunately, sometimes those parties can lead to a person being pulled over for suspicion of DUI.

Police: Denver woman hit by car part of domestic violence case

Denver police are reportedly investigating a situation that they claim was domestic violence. A pregnant woman was hit by a car on Sunday night, and police said they initially thought the incident was a hit-and-run, but later believe that it was domestic violence.

If ignored, traffic violations can lead to further issues

Traffic violations can sometimes require a person to appear in court. If they have repeated violations in Colorado, a person might face significant fines, loss of their driver's license or other punishments. It is most important that people don't ignore violations that they are aware of. Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney might be a wise decision for people facing violations.

Colorado Rockies owner facing drunk driving charges after arrest

Sometimes when people are in very public positions in their community, they face increased scrutiny when they are arrested. Earlier this week, the co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, Charlie Monfort, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Colorado. Sometimes people can face more pressure to plead guilty and assume responsiblity for an alleged crime when they are the leader of a prominent organization.

Colorado drug crimes may result in disenfranchisement

People who face drug charges in Colorado might believe that if they are convicted they will serve their sentence and that will be the only part of their conviction. However, they might not realize that they might be restricted in their voting rights.

School bus driver facing dozens of alcohol-related charges

When a person is arrested or charged for drunk driving in Colorado, he or she needs to understand the seriousness of those charges. Authorities typically pursue the toughest penalties possible. Therefore anyone in Denver facing DUI charges needs to know how to defend him or herself.

Former cop pleads guilty to drug crime in Colorado

A former police officer pleaded guilty earlier this week to drug and weapons crimes. The officer had served on the police force in a Colorado city for 22 years. We told you about the officers case in a blog post earlier this month. Now, the man will be held in the county jail until he is sentenced early next year.