The above blog headline query in today’s post comes with an implied ending. Namely, that stresses the distinction between a criminal charge levied upon a Colorado resident for drunk driving on a roadway and exactions applied against an intoxicated boater, respectively.
When it comes to refusing Breathalyzer tests, Colorado has some strict laws. In fact, you may face a license suspension of one year or longer if you refuse to submit to testing after being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).
While many states have laws on the books that explain when it is appropriate for a driver to use the left lane of a multi-lane highway, few states have laws that are as strict as the one in Colorado.
An admitted robber gave the FBI cellphone numbers of alleged accomplices. Agents used a "reasonable grounds" standard to obtain so-called "cell-site" evidence from a mobile service provider that tracked the locations of one of those individuals. That data yielded information resulting in his criminal conviction.
Overall, you’re a good driver. You obey Denver traffic laws and try to follow the speed limits when commuting to work and going about your daily activities. You’re not like the scofflaws out there who routinely zip in and out of traffic, run red lights or blow through stop signs, text their friends while driving and put everyone else’s life at risk.
Colorado vehicular homicide DUI likely sounds to readers like a particularly severe criminal offense.
It's been a bedrock legal principle and undisturbed judicial ruling issued at the highest level for well more than half a century, and yet news stories emerge with some regularity evidencing prosecutorial misconduct aimed at avoiding its application.