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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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Is DUI Expungement Possible?

March 22, 2019

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 is that real life rarely […]

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Teens More Likely to Get in Vehicle With High Driver Than Drunk Driver

April 9, 2018

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 since legalization occurred, that does […]

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Two Large Drugs Busts Target Illegal Marijuana Grows

April 4, 2018

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. El Paso County Responding to […]

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Two Public Servants Facing DUI Charges

March 29, 2018

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 article from The Denver Post […]

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States Respond to Federal Marijuana Crackdown

March 27, 2018

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 Fox-31, several states that have […]

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New Approach Proposed to Treatment in Fourth and Subsequent Felony DUIs

January 29, 2018

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 their fourth or subsequent lifetime […]

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More Than 10,000 DUI Arrests in Colorado in 2017

January 25, 2018

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 year when there is often […]

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The Heat was On: Statistics of Colorado DUI Incidents in 2016-2017

January 23, 2018

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 time for all felony DUI […]

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