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March 2018 Archives

Which is punished more severely, driving drunk or driving high?

Even though most Colorado drivers know it is illegal to get behind the wheel if they are under the influence of EITHER alcohol or drugs, many aren't sure if the penalties are the same for each. For instance, does driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) carry a harsher punishment than driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), or vice versa?

Forensics commentators give tempered support to new developments

The core take of many commentators on the oft-professed accuracy and even infallibility of forensic evidence submitted in criminal cases is that the underlying science is questionable and often flatly problematic.

Does Colorado’s ‘open-container’ law apply to marijuana?

Many drivers are surprised to learn that Colorado actually has an “open container” law for marijuana. Yes, you read that correctly, the state’s open-container laws apply to more than just alcohol.

CO drivers can't run stop signs -- should cyclists be allowed to?

When Colorado drivers pull up to a stop sign or red light, the law is clear on what they should do: STOP. Similarly, bicyclists in Colorado are also required to stop and wait their turn when they encounter a stop sign or red light -- although some lawmakers are trying to change that with a recently introduced bill.