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July 2017 Archives

Understanding the differences between DWAI and DUI

It is no surprise that many Colorado motorists are confused about the differences between driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and driving under the influence (DUI), especially since their names sound like they could be the same thing. The fact is, however, they are quite different.

Buffaloes cornerback arrested, suspended for domestic violence

A sophomore cornerback for the Colorado Buffaloes has been accused of attempting to push a female companion down a stairwell. He has been arrested and charged with domestic violence, assault and harassment. He has also been suspended indefinitely, on the eve of fall football camp.

Criminal law commentator points to "crisis" in forensic work

We would ask our readers across Colorado to try to imagine for just a moment the sheer consternation of criminal prosecutors in another state earlier this year when they had to ditch more than 21,000 drug cases they were working on.

Court: Pot-sniffing dog not enough to conduct car search

Thanks to Amendment 64, Coloradans over the age of 21 can now possess one ounce of less or marijuana for personal use without having to fear criminal prosecution under Colorado law. Unfortunately, though, drug-sniffing dogs may not have received this memo -- meaning many may have to be retrained, particularly in light of a recent court opinion.

Is texting while driving now legal in CO? Depends who you ask.

Even though a recent change in Colorado law increased the penalty for texting while driving from $50 per violation to $300 per violation, thanks to some interesting language contained in this new law, many people are now confused about whether texting behind the wheel may now be legal in certain instances.