Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. Blog

Everything You Need to Know About Field Sobriety Tests

Do you have the right to refuse a field sobriety test? In Colorado, law enforcement officers may apprehend drivers who they suspect may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In some cases, they may ask the driver to submit to a field sobriety test. Unfortunately, field sobriety tests are highly flawed methods of

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Impact Colorado DUI Laws?

We’re not as far away from the driverless car as one might think. Automobile technologies continue to evolve, and within several years, we’ll probably see widespread use of self-driving cars. Some will use this technology to lessen their time spent commuting, others may want to increase their own safety while on the road. Still others

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Why Hire a Former Prosecutor?

When you’re seeking legal representation for a criminal offense, the best person for the job is a criminal attorney with former prosecution experience. There are many reasons why a former prosecutor makes for the best choice as your criminal defense attorney. In this article, we’ll discuss what a prosecutor is, and what gives them the

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Colorado Driver’s License Points FAQ

The state of Colorado, like most states, has a “point system” that is utilized to keep track of traffic offenses for licensed drivers. Get too many points within a certain period of time, and there is the potential to lose your driver’s license. Clearly, this could have disastrous effects on your day to day life,

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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a confrontation among family members, but it is a widely misunderstood and overused term. Many assume that domestic violence must include physical altercations, but confrontations take many forms under the statute. In fact, domestic violence may include any encounter with physical, emotional, mental, or sexual abuse. Spouses and former spouses, family members

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Is Off-Base Conduct Covered by Military Law?

If you are an active duty service member, you must adhere to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Under this code, you are required to follow all rules of conduct expected by the military, whether you are on base, off base, or even active duty. If you are sent on furlough, which is a

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Can I Be Arrested for a DUI in My Driveway?

A DUI is not something that always happens on the road. It could be in a parking lot, on a private road, or even your driveway. The statute does not allow private property as a defense to a DUI, and a DUI can occur on almost any solid surface in the state. This is because

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Does Colorado Have Dram Shop Laws?

In a drunken driving case, the driver of the motor vehicle that was under the influence and caused the accident is civilly and criminally at fault for his or her actions. However, you may find you are the co-defendant of a personal injury lawsuit if dram shop laws apply to your drunken driving case. Dram

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What is a Witness Impeachment?

 Experienced and Compassionate Criminal Defense Attorney Serving the Accused in Colorado When there is an opposing witness testifying, litigants have the right to challenge the truthfulness of that witness. In some cases, they might even challenge their own witnesses. By showing the judge or jury that statements made by any witness are inconsistent with other

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Fact or Fiction: Diabetes Can Cause You to Fail a Breath Test?

Defense Attorneys Fighting for Colorado Drivers who Failed a Breath Test due to Diabetes Diabetes and hypoglycemia have been found to cause significant motor vehicle accidents and errors today. However, one area that was only recently discovered what that it could result in unjustified DWAI and DUI arrests. When a diabetic person suffers from a

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