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July 2020 Archives

Does the type of field sobriety test make a difference?

Officers often use field sobriety tests if they suspect a driver is under the influence of a substance. There are two primary types: standardized and non-standardized field sobriety tests. In this post, we will examine how these two tests differ. 

What is the true cost of a DUI in Colorado?

Even one drunk driving mistake can result in a variety of consequences. If a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction affects your driving privileges, it can limit your ability to keep up with your daily responsibilities, like driving to work, picking your kids up from school or traveling to the grocery store.

The ongoing pandemic is presenting challenges for courtrooms

Few of us could have predicted the impact that the ongoing pandemic would have on every aspect of our lives. From stay-at-home orders to virtual offices and the wearing of masks to go out in public, we are confronted with seemingly new challenges every day.

Colorado looking at stiff fines for mental health violations

Colorado could be facing millions of dollars in fines for people charged with a crime who are stuck in jail while waiting for mental health services. The state is likely to hit the $10 million maximum set by a federally enforced civil agreement.

Can I get a DUI if I wasn't actually driving?

You've gone out to the bar or to a friend's house and have had a few drinks. You decide to call it a night and as you're driving home you realize you're more impaired than you think. You believe that the responsible thing to do is to pull over and sleep it off. You're rudely awakened by flashing lights and suddenly find yourself placed under arrest for suspicion of drunk driving.

The fundamentals of a Colorado criminal mischief charge

Smashing a car window out of anger. Defacing a business by spraying graffiti across its entrance. Starting a fire that destroys a homeowner’s property. Slashing the tires of a municipal or school bus.