Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. Blog

Five New DUI Laws You Should Know (Colorado Included)

Colorado Springs DUI Defense Lawyer Explains New DUI Laws DUI laws are constantly evolving. Lawmakers want to appear as tough as possible on those who violate drinking and driving laws, so no one is shocked when these laws increase with harsher penalties. However, every state has its own punishments. Having a DUI in Colorado is

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Why Would a Prosecutor Drop Criminal Charges?

Colorado Springs Defense Attorney Using Lack of Evidence to Reduce or Drop Criminal Charges Even if you have been charged with a crime, this does not mean that the prosecutor will take your case to trial. In some cases, the prosecutor may drop the criminal charges entirely, or drop them down to a lesser charge.

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Could I Lose My Job for Getting a DUI Conviction?

Experienced Defense Attorney Assisting Drivers Convicted of DUI in Colorado Springs From losing your driver’s license to spending time in jail, you have a lot on your plate when arrested for a DUI. However, one question that may not be easily answered is whether your employer could terminate you for having a DUI. Along with

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Could You be Charged with a DWC? One Man in California Might Be

Colorado Defense Attorney can help if you’re stopped for consuming too much Caffeine Caffeine is considered a drug, but a legal one. One man in California is facing an unheard of DUI-type charge that made headlines this past month. After he had cut off a police officer who worked for the California Department of Alcoholic

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THC Breathalyzers Are Currently Being Tested

Colorado Defense Lawyer Defends Drivers from DUI-Marijuana Charges The THC breathalyzer has been in testing for some time, but now it is available to police officers for field use. The new breath test can detect any new consumption of marijuana-containing food, as well as smoking marijuana. According to U.S. News, the first test was conducted in

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Is the Requirement for an IID Legal?

Defense Attorney Assisting Colorado Drivers Avoid IID Device Usage After a DUI in Colorado, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) as part of your driver’s license reinstatement requirements. The IID, however, has been receiving media attention after some states are considering strengthening the provisions for this device. This begs the

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What is the Penalty for Lying to the Police?

Experienced Attorney Defends Colorado Drivers for Making False Statements Whether you are being questioned about a crime which you are suspected of committing or whether you are being questioned about a crime someone you know may have committed, it is in your best interest to always be honest with law enforcement. Lying to police officers

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Will You Soon Be Wearing the Breathalyzer Skin Patch?

Colorado Drivers May Escape DUI Charges Due to Wearable Technology Technology is always evolving, and with the growing issue of DUIs in the United States, researchers have been looking for new ways to prevent drunken driving – and potentially keep hundreds out of jail. That is why the research team at the University of California,

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What is Forgery?

Forgery is a serious allegation. It involves the creation or possession of documents that are altered fraudulently. Colorado prohibits writing or forging documents in any way; if you are convicted of forgery, you face serious consequences. Also, being in possession of forged documents could lead to a conviction – even if you are not the

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