Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. Blog

Understanding the Long-Term Consequences of a DUI Conviction

When you are initially arrested for a DUI, you are often thinking about the short-term, such as how you will hire an attorney, if you will spend the night in jail, or whether or not you’ll lose your license. But, have you thought much about the long-term? There are long-term consequences that come with a

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What Happens if You Get a DUI On or Off a Military Installation?

If you are charged with a DUI in Colorado on or off your military installation, you could face judicial, as well as non-judicial, punishments. It is important to understand all potential consequences of such convictions and seek professional assistance from a defense attorney who understands military and civilian consequences. Civilian Penalties If you are charged

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Will a DUI Conviction Affect My Insurance?

Colorado Springs DUI Defense Lawyer If you are convicted of a DUI, your auto insurance company has the right to raise your auto insurance rates – regardless of whether or not you are due for a renewal. While you may be initially concerned with going to jail during your arrest, you should also be concerned

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Six Things to Know About Colorado’s New DUI Felony Law

Colorado’s Governor, John Hickenlooper, has signed a new document for legislation that offers harsher punishments for repeat DUI offenders. It will now be a felony to be a repeat offender; up until now, Colorado was one of the few states that did not have a standard felony charge for DUI offenses. In fact, there were

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Errors That Can Get Your DUI Case Dismissed

To err is human – and police and prosecutors are not immune from that fact. If you have been arrested or are being charged with a DUI, certain errors could result in your DUI case being dismissed. It is important to separate the facts from the myths in these types of situations. There are plenty

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Can a Domestic Violence Charge Be Dropped in Colorado?

After the complaint has been made and the charges issued, a victim of domestic violence cannot drop the charges in the state of Colorado. A criminal charge is one that is brought by the state against the alleged offender, not the victim. Therefore, only the state prosecutor can drop the charges. But, the Colorado Victim’s

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Colorado to Unveil New Program for Identifying Marijuana DUIs

Drug-related DUIs are a growing concern in the United States, but in a state where marijuana can be legally purchased, marijuana DUIs are equally growing. To stop this, Colorado State Patrol will be unveiling a new testing program specifically designed to catch those driving while under the influence of marijuana. This testing program is designed

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The Three Most Common Defenses to a DUI Charge

Many people believe that there is nothing a person can do to defend a DUI charge in Colorado. However, this is far from the truth. In fact, there are a number of defenses that, when supported by evidence, can lead to your case’s dismissal or acquittal, or a favorable plea bargain. Here is a list

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What Are the Consequences of a DUI/DWAI for Military Personnel?

Driving under the influence of alcohol not only risks the life of the offender and everyone around him or her, but – especially for military personnel – it can also have far-reaching consequences on one’s career. Drunk driving has serious implications both on and off military bases, and you should make sure that you fully

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