Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. Blog

What Happens at the DMV Hearing for DUI in Colorado?

If you are requesting a DMV hearing because of a DUI, you should hire a DUI attorney to assist you. Attending a hearing is just like going to a regular court for a resolution to a case. The DMV hearing is the only chance that you and your lawyer will have to show evidence that

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How long should I wait to drive after ingesting marijuana?

While the question is a common one, there is not an easy response. Too many factors involved for there to be a simple response. Among the factors are: how much marijuana did you smoke? How much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) did the marijuana you have contain, and how much of it did your body absorb? Also, how

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How to Obtain a Probationary License After DUI in Colorado

License suspension is probably the most inconvenient penalty associated with a DUI conviction. If you have been convicted of drunk driving in Colorado, your license will be suspended for nine months. However, there are options available to lessen the impact a license revocation has on your life. If you meet certain qualifications, you may qualify

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Will I lose my license if I am convicted of DUI of marijuana?

Marijuana was legalized in Colorado on January 1, 2014. As a result, the Colorado Department of Transportation has stepped up its education and outreach efforts in order to curb drugged driving. Marijuana use impairs short term memory, reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration, and time and depth perception. The legalization of marijuana has not changed the

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Am I allowed to have marijuana in my car in Colorado?

On January 1, 2014, marijuana use and possession was legalized in Colorado. Adults age 21 or older may now legally possess one ounce of retail marijuana in Colorado. Based on the wording of the law, possession of one ounce of THC is legal. You may also purchase marijuana in edible form, as well as Cannabis

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Should I refuse a blood test? What will happen if so?

Marijuana legalization in Colorado comes with new laws regarding driving under the influence. The law in Colorado has set a legal limit for the amount of active THC in your system to be considered impaired. Though people metabolize THC at different rates, and can vary widely from person to person, the state has settled upon

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Testing for Intoxication During Colorado DUI Arrests

You can refuse to submit to a preliminary breath test (PBT) at the scene of the alleged crime if you are asked to take one in Colorado, but you probably should consider enlisting the aid of a good defense attorney if you refuse a blood test. A driver suspected of DUI is asked to submit

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What should I do if I am accused roadside of DUI marijuana?

Marijuana use impairs short term memory, reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration, time perception, and depth perception. The legalization of marijuana has not changed the law regarding impaired driving – getting high and getting behind the wheel will result in a DUI. Due to marijuana’s impact on a person’s motor skills and judgment, Colorado has put

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Understanding Sobriety Checkpoints in Colorado

Colorado sobriety checkpoints are a way for law enforcement officers to check many individuals at one time for intoxicated drivers. During the stop, officers look for visible signs that a driver may have been drinking. These signs include slurred words or a smell of alcohol. Officers must ask you for your permission if they decide

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