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May 2017 Archives

Drive-and-text law in Colorado could be changing dramatically

Here's a fundamental point about traffic tickets received in Denver and across Colorado: Although one or two of them spread out over time might reasonably seem to be nothing more than isolated instances without much cumulative effect, violations can in effect add up in an alarming manner, with state authorities having a long memory.

Even when not impaired, marijuana users may face DUID charges

Even though the recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, that doesn't mean the state's driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID) laws are any more lenient. In fact, these laws continue to be very strict when it comes to marijuana use, despite it now being legal.

When a law-enforcement "expert" is not, well, an expert

Imagine a scenario in which a police officer has been deigned as a so-called "drug recognition expert" based upon participation in a departmental training program. And then further imagine that individual subsequently being lauded for using that training to arrest 90 people in DUI/DUID stops in a single year.

Colorado's DUI and DUID process in 8 steps

Let's face it, Colorado's drunk driving laws can be extremely confusing, especially when you consider all of the possible offenses, including driving while ability impaired (DWAI), driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), just to name a few. And, now that the recreational use of marijuana is no longer against the law, it is even more complicated.

Hit-and-run charges in Colorado yield potentially heavy consequences

At the experienced traffic violations law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., in Denver, we are certainly not averse to citing an arguably tabloid-tinged story to make an instructive and personally relevant point for our readers across Colorado.

Study shows increased drug and alcohol use among baby boomers

While the campaign to help stop teenage drug use is still in full swing and is leading to a reduction in adolescent alcohol and drug use, there is a new age group that is becoming a high-risk population. The baby boomer generation is showing an increase in both alcohol and marijuana consumption over recent years.