Have you been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DUID) in Colorado? If so, you may find yourself thoroughly confused as you attempt to understand the various penalties that DUI and DUID charges carry in the Centennial State.
Recently, our firm published a SlideShare presentation outlining the penalties you may face for a DUI or DUID conviction in Colorado. View our presentation below for additional insight regarding the state's DUI and DUID laws.
Everyone loves fun. So we thought we would share "fun facts" from the Alcohol: Problems and Solutions website. Among the fun facts is this one about Colorado: the site claims that state law says wine can only be sold in containers of at least 24 hours. Spirits (gin, vodka, tequila, etc.) must be in containers of at least one fifth of a gallon. The site also claims that Colorado hotel mini-bars cannot serve any alcohol in anything larger than those mini-containers.
They say that prevention is better than cure. Benjamin Franklin phrased it a bit differently: "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." And the state of Colorado puts its own distinctive spin on the idea, stating that "every DUI is preventable."
The Denver police car lights up behind you. After pulling over, answering some questions and taking a sobriety test, you find yourself under arrest.
The Fourth of July is a favorite summertime holiday filled with fireworks, friends and family. The three-day weekend this year will for many people include travel to getaway spots, meaning our highways will be clogged with vehicles - including police cars and officers strategically placed to detect and arrest motorists for DUI.
Scientists and doctors seem to be forever changing their minds on what is good for us to eat and drink and what is bad for us to consume. Some foods, such as eggs, have been promoted as a good part of a healthful diet and also condemned as a way of pushing cholesterol to unsafe levels.
There is no doubt that the men and women of the Denver Police Department put their safety on the line to serve and protect the citizens of our city. But like everyone else, police officers must deal with difficulties in life. In fact, a series of DUI arrests and alcohol-related incidents among members of the department has compelled Denver’s police chief to order a review of alcohol abuse among city cops.
Denver's NBC TV affiliate and PBS station recently reported on their investigation into drivers facing legal problems. The stations said they analyzed 45,637 cases of DUI in Colorado in the past two years and found that about one out of every four of those cases involved a driver who was behind the wheel without a valid driver's license.
With the big change to Colorado marijuana laws that took effect on the first day of the year, law enforcement agencies have been vocal about their efforts to arrest people who drive while high. You might well recall the Department of Transportation’s attempt to make the point with its “Drive High, Get a DUI” PR effort.