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August 2017 Archives

Personal breathalyzers: these could still get you in trouble

Here's something to consider regarding personal breathalyzers that retail for about 80 bucks and are currently being touted by Colorado officials: Given that the considerably more expensive and sophisticated breathalyzers employed by the Colorado State Patrol and police agencies statewide are sometimes found to deliver erroneous blood-alcohol results, how foolproof can a smartphone app truly be?

Which state has the toughest DUI laws? Where does Colorado rank?

According to a recent report by WalletHub, Colorado ranks 11th in the nation when it comes to which states have the strictest stance on driving under the influence (DUI). While Arizona received the top ranking, Colorado's placement in the 11th spot means The Centennial State takes a more aggressive stance on DUI than 39 other states and the District of Columbia (D.C.), as outlined in the report.

Busted for pot before it was legal? This Colorado law is for you.

Earlier this week, several new Colorado laws went into effect, including the new felony DUI law that requires jail time for certain repeat offenders. While this new DUI law is certainly important — which is why we talked about it on Wednesday — there is actually another law that went into effect that is good news for anyone convicted of marijuana possession before the drug became legal under state law.

A notable day for an already tough Colorado DUI law

As we stressed in a previous blog post at the long-tenured Denver criminal defense firm of Shazam, Kianpour & Associates, Colorado law enforcers "have never been compromising or lenient to any extent when it comes to prosecuting drinking-related offenses."