The Interstate Driver License Compact is an agreement whereby states exchange information about driver’s license suspensions and traffic violations committed by non-residents. Forty-five states, including Colorado, and the District of Columbia are parties to this Compact. This exchange of information allows a state to treat a resident driver with an out-of-state driving offense just as […]

Initial Steps in the Colorado DUI Process

Many individuals who are charged with DUI or a related crime are first-time offenders who are unfamiliar with the court system in general, and especially with the court process with respect to a DUI charge. While there are some differences in the initial DUI court process from one Colorado county to the next, all courts […]

The Denver Post is reporting that Longmont police have arrested a 41-year-old Longmont man on suspicion of DUI and reckless endangerment. While a police sergeant was seated in his parked patrol car on Martin Street, he heard a series of gunshots that appeared to be coming from a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. As the truck […]

According to a recent CBS Channel 4 investigation report, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged that at least 56 of the 1500 DUI blood tests that its labs performed for the Colorado State Patrol over the last six months yielded incorrect results. In each case, initial testing showed evidence of lower blood alcohol levels […]

Can I Seal or Expunge My Colorado DUI Record?

If you have been convicted of DUI or a related offense, you know what severe consequences that conviction can have for you and your family. In some cases, even though you were not convicted, there may be public records indicating that you were arrested on suspicion of DUI. You may wonder if there is anything […]

As detailed in a recent Denver Post article, Jack Schaufele was driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) almost three times the legal limit back in 2012 when he collided with an oncoming vehicle in a busy intersection during rush hour, injuring the other driver. Officers who responded to the scene of the crash observed […]

According to the Denver Post, the up-and-coming Colorado pot industry is forecasting sales of $1 billion in 2015. This huge source of revenue is spurring on efforts by scientists, businesses, and investors to continue to research and produce pot products such as healthy pot edibles. Researchers are now focusing on the reportedly medicinal properties found […]

NHTSA Seeks to Update Five-Star Safety Ratings

According to a press release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed major changes to NHTSA’s five-star safety ratings for new vehicles. In response to its proposal, the NHTSA will collect public comments on the proposed changes for the next 60 days and issue a final decision […]

Field Sobriety Tests in Colorado

Even if you have never been pulled over on suspicion of DUI, you are likely aware of some of the tests that a police officer may perform in order to measure whether a driver is impaired. These field sobriety tests are routine in the state of Colorado, and in most states, as the National Highway […]

What is an SR-22 and Do I Need One?

An SR-22 is a rider on an auto insurance policy that guarantees that the policy will be in effect for a certain time period, which is usually about three years. Colorado law requires that all drivers who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs obtain an SR-22 before they can […]

  Colorado has strengthened drunk driving penalties for individuals holding commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) substantially in recent years, largely due to pressure by the federal government. If you drive a semi, a delivery truck, a bus, or another type of job that requires you to have a CDL, a DUI offense can be fatal to […]

According to a recent news story, Colorado is one of the strictest states with respect to laws and insurance premium penalties that affect high-risk drivers. WalletHub has released a study that systematically compared states’ DUI, speeding, and reckless driving laws, along with the state’s average insurance premiums for high-risk drivers. Colorado scored 6th overall in […]