The difference “between a favorable outcome and making your bed behind bars.”
That is a this-or-that depiction offered by one proven Colorado criminal defense legal source relevant to what might unfold following a drunk driving arrest and charge.
What it seeks to impart is this: The results of a DUI stop can play out in markedly differing ways, depending on what a detained motorist knows about the law and does in the wake of a roadside stop.
Candidly, the law can be unclear – and tricky. What transpires following a pull-over order can depend on a host of factors and a driver’s responses to a police officer’s directives.
“You don’t know what you don’t know,” stresses the above-cited source, and that can lead to trouble absent timely and knowledgeable input from an experienced legal team.
Here’s one thing that most Colorado drivers do know, and with certainty: State law enforcers are neither inconsistent nor tepid about playing hard ball with motorists they allege to be driving impaired.
And here’s another: Their close scrutiny is constant and statewide.
That latter point is noted here as a preface to the spotlighted roll out of an annual DUI enforcement campaign that most state drivers are familiar with.
The so-called “Summer Blitz” initiative commenced last Friday and is slated to run through June 21.
Its aim is clear and underscored by spokespersons for the Colorado Department of Transportation and State Patrol, respectively. The goal is to flag and arrest as many impaired drivers as possible.
The blitz unquestionably yields results. Last year’s effort reportedly netted a whopping 407 drivers. This year’s campaign might well exceed that number, given progressively relaxed COVID-19 restrictions.
Summer’s fun can be marred in an instant for a Colorado motorist by jarring interaction with law enforcers. Questions or concerns regarding alleged behind-the-wheel impairment can be addressed to an experienced and empathetic criminal defense legal team.