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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

'Slightest degree' can mean a lot with DUI charges

The language of law is one of nuance. Readers likely know the common standard under law for supporting a charge of driving under the influence is testing indicating the suspect's blood alcohol level is .08 percent or more. For drugs, the standards are less clear, but authorities still have legal leeway to bring impaired driving charges. To understand the implications of the difference in mounting a defense, it's important to speak with an experienced attorney.

Colorado judge on breathalyzer certification snafu: "misleading"

Colorado readers who peruse our posts with some regularity might have had a strong premonition after consideration of an entry we wrote earlier this spring regarding a botched office process relevant to the charging and conviction of alleged inebriated drivers in the state.

Can I still be charged with DUI even if my BAC is less than .08?

If police stop you on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), you might think that you are safe from charges if a breathalyzer test indicates your blood alcohol content (BAC) is less than .08 percent. Well, in Colorado you can still face a DUI charge even if you blow less than .08 -- in addition to other possible charges.

Even when not impaired, marijuana users may face DUID charges

Even though the recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, that doesn't mean the state's driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID) laws are any more lenient. In fact, these laws continue to be very strict when it comes to marijuana use, despite it now being legal.

Colorado's DUI and DUID process in 8 steps

Let's face it, Colorado's drunk driving laws can be extremely confusing, especially when you consider all of the possible offenses, including driving while ability impaired (DWAI), driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), just to name a few. And, now that the recreational use of marijuana is no longer against the law, it is even more complicated.