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Living in an Automobile Could Lead to a DUI in Colorado

September 28, 2022

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 person living in the van […]

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What is a Prior DUI Offense in Colorado?

September 13, 2022

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. Also included is Driving Under […]

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Ignition Interlock Requirements in Colorado

September 7, 2022

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 tests. A roaming test is […]

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Fake Attorney Credentials Are Scamming Potential Clients

August 24, 2022

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 more qualified attorneys. The problem […]

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Attorney Jay Tiftickjian Receives Two 2023 Prestigious Legal Distinctions

August 19, 2022

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 attorney must receive peer nomination […]

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Tiftickjian Voted Colorado’s Barrister’s Best “Best DUI Lawyer”

November 24, 2020

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 official bar journal, its print […]

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Tiftickjian Voted Colorado’s Best DUI Lawyer Again

November 16, 2020

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 Colorado’s annual 2020 Barrister’s Best […]

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What is a Personal Recognizance Bond on Colorado?

September 21, 2020

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 their next court hearing, the […]

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DUI and Canadian Travel

April 19, 2019

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, a DUI or DWAI conviction […]

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What is a Persistent Drunk Driver in Colorado?

March 25, 2019

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 convicted of or had his […]

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