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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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Do I Really Need a Lawyer for My Speeding Ticket?

Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Traffic Citations for Colorado Spring’s Drivers A traffic citation is a traffic citation. You might assume that traffic violations are minor; you can represent yourself in traffic court and fight the ticket. So, why hire a traffic citation defense attorney for such a simple matter? Sometimes, traffic violations are the tip

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Will Utah’s Lowered BAC Come to Colorado?

Experienced DUI Defense Attorney Protecting Colorado’s Drivers Utah has passed an historic bill. The bill, signed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert, lowers the maximum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to 0.05 percent. This is the lowest BAC limit in the United States, which makes Utah the official carrier of the strictest state on drunken driving.

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Drugged Driving: Prescriptions Count, Too

DUI Attorney Discusses Drugged Driving Charges in Colorado Springs, Colorado Most drivers are aware of the seriousness of drinking and driving, and the many laws against it. In Colorado, you might also be aware that it is illegal to drive while drugged. For most motorists, “drugged” refers to illegal substances. However, did you know that

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What Not to Do When Taking Your Field Sobriety Test

DUI Attorney Discusses Field Sobriety Tests and Colorado Springs Drivers After you have been pulled over by law enforcement under the suspicion of drunken driving, you are naturally inclined to be worried. Officers who suspect a motorist of drinking and driving will administer a field sobriety test, which makes a person’s anxiety increase. Regardless of

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What is a Per Se DUI Law?

DUI Defense Lawyer Protecting Colorado’s Citizens Most people know that there are DUI statutes in Colorado, but what many may not realize is that there are also “per se laws” that could land them in jail. A per se law for DUI and DWAI cases means that once you have a blood alcohol content (BAC)

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Examining the Most Common DUI Penalties

Experienced DUI Defense Attorney and DUI Penalties in Colorado Drinking and driving don’t mix. If you are arrested for a DUI and the prosecution convicts you, there will be harsh penalties that you must face. While the statute has strict penalties, there are some penalties that are more commonly issued by judges than others. After

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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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