Illegal marijuana grows have been around for a long time, and legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and other states has encouraged some budding entrepreneurs to try and make inroads in the growing industry by growing their own buds. In recent weeks two drug busts have netted a mix of plants, growing equipment, and arrests. […]

Two Public Servants Facing DUI Charges

There is an adage that states that nobody is above the law, and that has held true in two high profile DUI cases in Colorado. Recently, two public officials have had to deal with DUI charges. A recent article from The Denver Post notes that a county coroner has resigned over DUI allegations, while another […]

States Respond to Federal Marijuana Crackdown

With the current political discourse across the nation, “sanctuary cities” have become a term with which we have all gotten familiar. While the concept of “sanctuary states” may seem linked to the immigration debate underlying the more familiar term, the meaning is actually turning out to be quite different. According to an article from Denver’s […]

Colorado’s felony DUI law has been a point of contention since its inception in 2015. Supporters of the legislation have said it was long overdue, as Colorado was the 47th state to enact such legislation. They believe the law will help discourage driving under the influence as it imposes much harsher penalties on individuals receiving […]

More Than 10,000 DUI Arrests in Colorado in 2017

Colorado is serious about its approach to discouraging driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. As part of this approach, law enforcement departments around the state participate in heightened DUI enforcement periods as part of a program known as ‘The Heat Is On’. ‘The Heat Is On’ targeted enforcement periods are scheduled throughout the […]

Despite tougher laws being passed to deter people from driving while impaired or under the influence, over 10,000 Colorado drivers were arrested in 2017 during 14 periods of designated enforcement designed to catch and arrest drunk drivers. This staggering number comes just six months following a major law change in August that now requires jail […]

New Marijuana Laws Took Effect January 1, 2018

With the new year comes a host of new laws and regulations not just in Colorado, but around the country. While the newly enacted tax plan might have grabbed most of the headlines when it comes to new legislation, there are some important changes to Colorado’s marijuana laws that residents and visitors should be aware […]

Ever since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana by passing Amendment 64 in 2012, there have been a lot of misconceptions about what is and is not allowed in Colorado. For both residents of the state and those visiting Colorado, it is important to understand the state and local laws governing marijuana growth, possession, and use – […]

So, you have been convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol in Colorado. Now what? Depending on the circumstances of your case, you will likely lose your driving privileges for a period of time. Individuals who qualify may be eligible to have their driver’s license reinstated early if they participate in an ignition interlock […]

Individuals who have dealt with a Colorado DUI know that it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible so that they do not have to face such serious charges alone. However, it is important to keep in mind that your involvement with the Colorado legal system may not be […]

The Problem With ‘One Drink Per Hour’

Many people mistakenly believe that if they only consume one drink per hour, or that if they wait the same number of hours as drinks they have consumed throughout the night before driving, that they are sober enough to drive. This is one of the most common myths about drinking and driving, and one that […]

Common Myths About DUIs: Part Two

As you may have read in the first part of this series, there are some common myths and misconceptions surrounding DUIs, not only in Colorado, but nationwide. Understanding more about how these myths and misconceptions may impact you is an important part of making smart driving choices and ensuring that your rights are protected throughout […]