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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

With so much at stake in a DUI case, get an attorney

In the last few weeks we have written quite a bit on the topic of drunk driving, and how it can legally affect you. We have talked about the incredible weight of a DUI charge for a repeat offender; we have talked about the flaws of the testing systems in place for people accused of driving under the influence; and we have talked about the many laws that are in play in any given DUI case, and how they can impact the penalties and consequences involved in the case.

How can you defend yourself against a DUI charge?

Many people all across this great country are accused of driving under the influence every year. Some of them see their cases dismissed, others aren't so lucky. But one question that many people may not fully think about is how, exactly, would someone accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs defend their case. What would they say to justify or defend their behavior?

NTSB pushes, yet again, for lowered BAC limit

As everyone knows, every state in the United States follows the 0.08 blood alcohol limit for drivers. Anyone who breaks this law is subject to a DUI charge, and they could suffer very serious consequences as a result. But the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) doesn't think that the 0.08 limit is low enough, and they are pushing lawmakers to lower the national limit to 0.05.

Questions over alleged collision in DUI case

When someone is accused of a crime and they say "I didn't do it," most people would hear that explanation and raise an eyebrow or roll their eyes. It's such a cliched answer that it is nearly impossible to take it seriously. And yet, in some cases, this explanation may be true -- or at least there are extenuating circumstances involved that make the person's story believable.

Be careful out on the road this holiday season

In our last post, we talked about how the police are going to be launching another round of DUI patrols during the holiday season in the state of Colorado. This isn't particularly surprising, nor is it specific to the state of Colorado. These holiday DUI patrols happen all across the country every year, and for good reason. Many holiday events involve alcohol, and people freely consume it and then, unfortunately, make the mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car.

DUI patrols in early December catch nearly 600 across Colorado

Dubbed a "holiday party DUI patrol," the Colorado Department of Transportation and local law enforcement agencies -- along with state patrols -- covered a lot of ground from Dec. 4 to Dec. 14 in their goal to catch impaired drivers. During the massive operation, 596 people were arrested for driving while impaired. There will be another similar campaign over the New Year holiday period, starting on Dec. 30 and running through Jan. 4, 2016.

On DUIs for people with commercial driver's licenses

Many Colorado residents have a commercial driver's license. This license is essential to their ability to work. They are truck drivers; bus drivers; taxi drivers; drivers for private motor carriers; and even drivers for civic organizations and churches. Having a commercial driver's license is a huge responsibility, and it provides an incredible opportunity for people.

How ride-sharing companies impact the world of DUIs

Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are very controversial, even though the service is a simple idea: everyone can become their own self-employed taxi driver, helping people get from point A to point B. Obviously, since this is such an open service, there have been some problems, such as ensuring that people who become drivers for Uber are safe and professional individuals. Other issues include local laws pertaining to ride-sharing and the taxi industry itself which, understandably, isn't too thrilled about these companies coming in and taking over their turf.

Drowsy driving: is the turkey the real culprit?

Holidays are a time for family gatherings and delicious feasts. It is also a time for increased patrols and higher numbers of traffic citations. Alcohol is not the only culprit blamed for violations on Thanksgiving.

How much will a DUI cost you?

Many people have different ways of answering the question posed in the title of this post. How much does it really cost an individual who is charged with a DUI? For the sake of this topic, we will take this question literally. We won't go into the personal and professional "costs" of getting charged with a DUI. Instead, we will only refer to the financial costs associated with a DUI. And even without those personal and professional costs, the financial toll of a DUI is immense.