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November 2018 Archives

“Persistent drunk driver” label possible after only one offense

When people hear the legal designation “persistent drunk driver,” many assume it only applies to those with a history of multiple alcohol-related driving offenses. But those people would be wrong.

Judicial bias can sometimes be subtle - and then there's this

Many criminal suspects in Colorado and elsewhere adamantly believe that the police and prosecutors did not play fair while arresting and charging them with a criminal offense.

Can I refuse a sobriety test?

When you're pulled over for the first time for drunk driving, it can be intimidating. It's a new experience and you may be unsure what to do to save yourself from harsh fines and sentencing. For this reason, you may in the moment consider refusing to take any kind of sobriety test, whether it involves a breath test, blood test or anything in between.

Material error gives DUI matter off-the-charts significance

A seasoned and aggressive Colorado DUI defense attorney must often rely upon instincts, past experience and creativity when defending a client against drunk driving charges. We note on our website at the established Denver law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates that “there are many ins and outs in the law and strategies that a proven attorney can use” while pursuing an optimal result in a given case.

Successive Colorado DUI campaigns yield huge arrest numbers

Fall Festivals reasonably enough sounds like a pleasant and entertaining event, doesn’t it? Something along the lines of a Colorado music extravaganza, perhaps, or a shared wine-tasting experience. Some people might envision an organized caravan of cars out on state roadways that afford especially compelling views of changing autumn landscapes.

What does a DWAI mean for you?

Most drivers are familiar with a DUI – driving under the influence. A driving while ability impaired (DWAI) charge is less known and, to most people, it sounds like another way to describe a DUI.

Is DUID more dangerous than DUI?

Everyone knows that driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, but when it comes to driving under the influence of drugs, the lines get a little fuzzy. There are many forms of drugs, including prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs that one may need to consider before getting behind the wheel. As marijuana is becoming more openly legalized across America, it can be confusing to determine whether or not you are breaking the law.

Colorado hit-and-run: What charges will you face?

You’re in the parking lot, backing out of a spot when you bump into a parked car behind you. It was a light tap, so you expect there to be little, or no, damage to the other vehicle and decide not to wait for the owner, so you head home. This is a pretty common scenario, and many people do not realize that this is considered a hit-and-run.