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Why the DUI Arrest Process Involves the DMV

Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting on Behalf of Colorado Springs Drivers with DUI Arrests In the state of Colorado, a DUI arrest not only involves law enforcement and the district attorney’s office; it also includes the department of motor vehicles. Administrative penalties are one of the lesser talked about punishments, but one that you need to

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Is There Such Thing as a False DUI Reading?

Defense Attorney Assisting Drivers with False DUI Reading throughout the Colorado Springs Area If you are pulled over and suspected of a DUI, you will be administered a breathalyzer test by the officer. These breathalyzer tests, however, are not always accurate. A variety of substances can affect your test results, and create a false positive.

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The Harsh Realities of a Domestic Violence Conviction

Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Domestic Violence Convictions for the Accused throughout Colorado Domestic violence charges are very serious. Even if you are innocent, there is not much evidence required for you to be convicted of domestic violence. So if you are charged, you need to seek out the counsel of a qualified attorney to help

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Exploring the Marijuana DUI Statistics

DUI Defense Attorney Fighting Marijuana DUI Charges in Colorado Colorado officers and courts have not tracked cannabis-involved DUIs before 2014. However, after cannabis was legalized in the state, the court system began monitoring the number of cannabis DUIs. From 2014 to 2015, fewer than 15 percent of DUI citations from state troopers involved cannabis usage.

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Marijuana DUI vs. Alcohol DUI: Is there a Difference?

Defense Attorney Fighting on Behalf of Those Charged with Any DUI in Colorado Springs In Colorado, you are guilty of a DUI if you operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are a habitual user of a controlled substance, you can also be found guilty of a DUI. Marijuana

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The DUI Survivor’s Guide: What to Expect After Arrest

Experienced Defense Attorney Fighting DUI Charges for Clients in Colorado Springs Drinking and driving is a serious offense in Colorado. Even if you are a first-time offender, being arrested and put into the system is a traumatic event. There are numerous steps law enforcement takes you through as part of your DUI arrest. If you

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Accusations of Domestic Violence While on Active Duty

Defense Lawyer for Colorado’s Active Duty Military Accused of Domestic Violence Allegations of domestic violence can occur to anyone, including men and women. However, when you are in the military, a charge of domestic violence or abuse carries significant consequences that could not only impact your freedom, but your career. The military has special rules

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Rules About Alcohol and Marijuana Use in Colorado Parks

Defense Attorney Discusses Public Use of Alcohol and Marijuana in Colorado’s Public Parks Colorado has legalized marijuana, which means you can legally use and carry it on your person. However, that is not to say you can get out to enjoy sunshine and use marijuana or alcohol at your local city park. Whether you are

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Is It Illegal to Ride a Bicycle and Drink in Colorado?

DUI Defense Attorney Fighting for Bicyclists Accused of Drinking and Biking in Colorado Springs You might assume that you can drink and ride a bicycle. After all, you are not operating a motor vehicle. You might even ride your bicycle to avoid a DUI arrest, and assume you are doing your part to stay safe.

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What Are the Possible Outcomes of a DUI Case?

Experienced Defense Lawyer Fighting for Drivers Accused of DUI in the Colorado Springs Area A DUI is a severe charge. Not only do you have the short-term consequences to concern yourself with, such as jail time and loss of your driving license, but you equally have long-term effects. These long-term implications, if convicted, could affect you

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