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July 2018 Archives

Underage drinking spotlighted in Pueblo weekend incident

The following tale is a story that is retold with similar details time and again across the United States. It involves a mass congregation of teenagers, a weekend evening and the apparent widespread availability of alcohol.

The Heat Is On continues even as summer wanes

Colorado's Heat Is On initiative is far from over, even as the summer winds down. Summertime traditionally sees an uptick in the number of car accidents - and DUI arrests - as more people get out to enjoy the outdoors, attend barbecues, head to the mountains or get in that last vacation before the school year starts again.

If I refuse a breath test, can I still be charged with DUI?

Like most states, Colorado has an expressed consent law that says you are “deemed to have expressed [your] consent” to a breath or blood test by merely driving somewhere in Colorado. Based on this law, police will typically ask you to submit to a breath or blood test if they have probable cause to think you are driving impaired.

I asked for a lawyer before taking a breath test — do I get one?

Imagine you have been arrested for drunk driving, and now the police are asking you to take an official breath test or blood test to determine your blood-alcohol-content (BAC). So many questions may be running through your mind. For instance, do you have the right to talk to an attorney before choosing whether or not to submit to one of these tests?

Colorado among least friendly of all states for speeders

We noted in a recent blog post the traffic ticket woes of now former Denver Police Chief Robert White while he was on the job. And we stressed in our July 6 entry that the chief’s story was hardly singular, because “just about everyone can be pulled over and ticketed for some alleged offense.”