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Can You Get a DUI for an Accident That You Didn’t Cause?

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on February 10, 2024

Unfortunately, yes. In Colorado, being involved in a traffic accident with a blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeding the legal limit can result in DUI charges, regardless of whether you committed any traffic violations. Along with the potential criminal charges a DUI brings, testing positive for alcohol at the scene of an accident can bring unprecedented civil challenges.

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What You Need To Know About Interlock Ignition Devices in Colorado

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on September 30, 2023

An interlock ignition device (“IID”) is a small, breathalyzer-like device installed in a vehicle’s dashboard. The purpose of this device is to prevent the vehicle from starting if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds the legal limit of .08 percent.

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What If I Got a DUI With My Kids In the Car?

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on March 20, 2023

Consuming alcohol or drugs can significantly impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. It puts the impaired driver and others on the road at risk. Driving under the influence with a child as a passenger is an even more serious offense because it endangers the life and safety of the child. DUI offenses carry serious penalties under any circumstances. With children in the car, criminal penalties are increased.

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Can You Get a DUI for an Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault?

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on February 10, 2023

If you are involved in a traffic accident in Colorado and you are over the BAC legal limit, you may be charged with a DUI – even if it’s later determined that your actions were not directly responsible for the accident.

In addition to criminal DUI charges, you may also be facing civil charges when you test positive for alcohol after an automobile accident. If someone who was harmed in an accident chooses to file a personal injury lawsuit against you, your level of alcohol consumption will be an important factor in determining liability – even if you did not violate any traffic laws.

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The Signs Police Look for to Spot DUIs

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on January 20, 2023

Drunk driving is one of the major causes of car accidents in the United States. Accidents caused by drunk driving are preventable, and that is why law enforcement officers are so keen on arresting DUI suspects.

Before a person is arrested for DUI charges, the arresting officer will look for various signs that confirm their suspicion. The most common is checking if the BAC percentage has exceeded a certain limit; however, this is not the only one. Read on for more physical and behavioral signs that police look for to spot DUIs.

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When You Are Facing DUI Probation Violations

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on December 20, 2022

If you violate DUI probation requirements in Colorado, you will be subjected to tough penalties that could permanently impact your life. DUI probation has strict requirements that must be adhered to at all times. If you fail, you could be summoned back to court or arrested for probation revocation. If you have been arrested under these circumstances, you need an experienced Breckenridge criminal defense lawyer. Read on to find out the penalties for probation violations in Colorado and what to do should you find yourself in such situations.

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What Things Do Police Look for to Find Drunk Drivers?

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on November 10, 2022

When blood alcohol concentration (BAC) rises, actions are impaired, decision-making ability lowers, and behavior becomes unpredictable. BAC levels rise each time a person consumes alcohol. Once a person’s BAC has risen to 0.08%, they may face driving under the influence (DUI) charges; otherwise, they may face driving while ability impaired (DWAI) at 0.05% BAC. Those at +5% will demonstrate signs of impairment, which can look like the following:

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How Having a DUI Can Affect Your Career Opportunities

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on October 20, 2022

DUI accidents are a huge problem in Colorado. Perhaps that is why the DUI laws are harsh–some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will face severe penalties. These penalties can include jail time, losing your driver’s license, and hefty fines. If you cause an accident while driving under the influence, you will be held liable for any damages and injuries that result. DUI accidents are a severe problem in Colorado, and the laws are designed to discourage people from driving while intoxicated.

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Why DUIs Are Sometimes Felonies and Sometimes Misdemeanors

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on September 20, 2022

A DUI can be a wobbler charge in some states, meaning that it can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances. For example, if a person is accused of causing serious injury or death while driving under the influence, the charge may be increased to a felony.

Other factors that can affect the classification of a DUI charge include the person’s blood alcohol content (BAC), whether the person has any prior DUI convictions, and whether the person was driving with a passenger under the age of 14 years old in the car.

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Do I Need to Be Concerned About CBD DUIs?

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on July 24, 2022

Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is a chemical found in Marijuana plants and is often used for relaxation or pain management. CBD only contains very small amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive substance found in the recreational drug cannabis.

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