Recently, 9News featured a story about residents residing in commuter vans in Eagle County to offset the high cost of living. The story notes that some residents who live and work in Colorado’s mountain ski communities live in their automobiles, such as those available at Dave & Matt Vans ( But what happens when a […]

What is a Prior DUI Offense in Colorado?

When charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), the potential sentence is impacted by whether a defendant have prior offenses. A prior offense under Colorado’s DUI sentencing law includes DUI, Driving with Excessive Alcohol Content (DUI per se) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). Prior convictions also include Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault if DUI-related. […]

Ignition Interlock Requirements in Colorado

DUI convictions, some DWAI convictions, and DMV revocations trigger voluntary and mandatory ignition interlock requirements in Colorado. An ignition interlock device determines whether a person has consumed alcohol before attempting to drive. Often this is referred to as a car breathalyzer. The interlock requests a breath sample when starting a vehicle, as well as roaming […]

Finding a qualified attorney for your situation is hard enough. The stress and anxiety about your situation and future is justified. The last thing you want is to be deceived by an attorney you are reaching out to for help. Unfortunately some lawyers list phony awards and paid-for credentials to lure unsuspecting clients away from […]

The Best Lawyers in America® 29th Edition Features Jay Tiftickjian The 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® will feature Denver attorney Jay Tiftickjian for his work in the area of Denver DUI/DWI Defense. Only the top six percent of U.S. attorneys in private practice receive this admirable recognition. To receive this distinction, an […]

Every year, Law Week Colorado surveys all the judges and attorneys in the state. Its goal is to sjowcase the best of the best in each field of legal practice. Best appellate judge, best criminal defense lawyer, best family law attorney, and best trial judge are just some of the many categories voted on. As Colorado’s […]

Jay Tiftickjian Voted “Best DUI Lawyer”; Tiftickjian Law Firm Ranked Tier 1 Colorado Law Firm in U.S. News and World Report Tiftickjian Law Firm was ranked a Tier 1 Law Firm in the 2021 U.S. News and Best Lawyers. Also, Jay Tiftickjian was voted Colorado’s “Best DUI Lawyer” in the state’s official bar journal, Law Week […]

What is a Personal Recognizance Bond on Colorado?

Often when a person is arrested in Colorado for a DUI charge, they are released on a personal recognizance bond. This is commonly referred to as a “PR bond.” Instead of requiring the person arrested, or a friend, family member or professional bail bonds person to put money up to get the person released until […]

DUI and Canadian Travel

Can You Travel to Canada with a DUI? If you are an American citizen with a pending DUI case or a conviction for DUI, DWAI or even Reckless Driving it is possible and somewhat likely that you will be turned away at the Canadian border upon attempting to gain entry into Canada. Under Canadian law, […]

What is a Persistent Drunk Driver in Colorado?

Under Colorado law, any driver who is convicted or revoked for more than one alcohol-related driving offense, or who refuses a test, or who submits to a chemical test with a result ≥ 0.15 will be classified as a persistent drunk driver (PDD). C.R.S. 42-1-102(68.5) (a) “Persistent drunk driver” means any person who: (I) Has been […]

Is DUI Expungement Possible?

With the consistent popularity of television programming focused on the legal field or the incorporation of legal aspects into television and movies, there are a lot of misconceptions about the law. Courtroom scenes on television and on the big screen are always dramatic, filled with fiery speeches and awestruck juries. The truth of the matter […]

One of the biggest concerns with legalizing recreational marijuana was that it would have a negative impact on society’s most vulnerable – children. Critics feared that it would increase the usage rates of recreational marijuana among young adults. While studies have shown that the numbers of young adults using recreational marijuana have stayed relatively unchanged […]