Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. Blog

Everything You Need to Know About Field Sobriety Tests

Do you have the right to refuse a field sobriety test? In Colorado, law enforcement officers may apprehend drivers who they suspect may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In some cases, they may ask the driver to submit to a field sobriety test. Unfortunately, field sobriety tests are highly flawed methods of

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Impact Colorado DUI Laws?

We’re not as far away from the driverless car as one might think. Automobile technologies continue to evolve, and within several years, we’ll probably see widespread use of self-driving cars. Some will use this technology to lessen their time spent commuting, others may want to increase their own safety while on the road. Still others

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Colorado Driver’s License Points FAQ

The state of Colorado, like most states, has a “point system” that is utilized to keep track of traffic offenses for licensed drivers. Get too many points within a certain period of time, and there is the potential to lose your driver’s license. Clearly, this could have disastrous effects on your day to day life,

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Can I Be Arrested for a DUI in My Driveway?

A DUI is not something that always happens on the road. It could be in a parking lot, on a private road, or even your driveway. The statute does not allow private property as a defense to a DUI, and a DUI can occur on almost any solid surface in the state. This is because

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Does Colorado Have Dram Shop Laws?

In a drunken driving case, the driver of the motor vehicle that was under the influence and caused the accident is civilly and criminally at fault for his or her actions. However, you may find you are the co-defendant of a personal injury lawsuit if dram shop laws apply to your drunken driving case. Dram

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Fact or Fiction: Diabetes Can Cause You to Fail a Breath Test?

Defense Attorneys Fighting for Colorado Drivers who Failed a Breath Test due to Diabetes Diabetes and hypoglycemia have been found to cause significant motor vehicle accidents and errors today. However, one area that was only recently discovered what that it could result in unjustified DWAI and DUI arrests. When a diabetic person suffers from a

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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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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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