Should You Get a Lawyer for a First Time DUI in Colorado?

Many people get their first exposure to the criminal justice system in their state when they are arrested and charged with DUI. For those people, this critical moment can have a significant impact on the rest of their life. Those same people often feel that since it is their first offense that an experienced lawyer is not necessary.

CSP Pilot Program: Test Driving Marijuana DUI Devices

Drugged driving was responsible for 103 fatalities in 2013 according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Of the 288 drivers tested for drug and alcohol evaluations, 36 had cannabis or marijuana in their system. Many marijuana users argue that cannabis use does not impair their driving because of how the body metabolizes THC, the active […]

Should You Accept a DUI Plea Bargain?

After being charged with a DUI, your lawyer will immediately look for a way to avoid a conviction for DUI. Colorado, along with every other state, considers DUI to be a criminal offense. Defendants in criminal cases have the right to take the case to a jury trial and seek an acquittal. These cases can lead to acquittal once they go to trial, but they also can lead to conviction. Your attorney will seek out any shortcomings in the prosecutor’s evidence and even get some pieces of evidence excluded. If your rights were violated or the evidence is faulty, an experienced criminal attorney can get the charges lessened or even dropped. The right attorney will advise you as to whether or not the evidence can be defeated or if a plea bargain is a better option for you.

How Did You Deal With Your Breathalyzer and Sobriety Tests?

The breath and field sobriety tests are one of the most embarrassing things a Colorado driver can experience. They’re disorienting, nerve wracking and humiliating. Some people can feel threatened and refuse to take sobriety tests. Colorado law has strict laws in place for those people who refuse to take sobriety tests after being pulled over on suspicion of DUI. If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, contact an attorney immediately.