Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. Blog

What Fines Are Associated with a DUI in Colorado?

A DUI comes with more than just the risk of jail time or even a license suspension. If you are convicted of a DUI (even as a first-time offender), you will have fines. These fines are not just reserved for court fees, but also include your attorney’s fees, administrative fines, and more. If you have

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Speeding Ticket?

Speeding tickets often seem like something that you can handle on your own – or something that you will just admit to and pay. But, what if you feel that you are being cited for something you didn’t do, or if you feel that the police officer was overly aggressive when writing the ticket? While

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Four Common Criminal Charges That Military Members Face

As a military service member, you are subject to the military code of justice. But, when you are off base, you are subject to the laws and statutes of the state and county in which you live. In Colorado Springs, military members serving on Fort Carson or within Colorado Springs often find themselves arrested for

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Is There a Lookback Period for DUI in Colorado?

Some states employ the lookback period. This period assesses prior DUI convictions back by a certain number of years (such as two, five, or seven). If you have had previous convictions within the lookback period, those previous convictions would determine if your new arrest was your third, fourth, etc. DUI offense. Then, the penalties for

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When Do Zero Tolerance Laws Apply in Colorado?

As a licensed driver in the state of Colorado, you are required to obey all applicable driving laws from the moment when you get behind the wheel. Some of these laws tell you how to properly operate your vehicle, but others specifically pertain to when you are considered legally unable to drive safely. Operational laws,

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Decoding Colorado’s DUI, DWAI and DUID Laws

Colorado takes impaired driving seriously and has made offenders their target for reform. For that reason alone, it is imperative that anyone arrested for a DUI or impaired driving seek immediate legal counsel. The potential penalties for a guilty conviction are extreme and could affect you for the rest of your life. Also, it is

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