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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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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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Will I Go to Jail for My First DUI?

For your first DUI offense, you will likely have administrative and criminal penalties. However, what you may not realize is that, in addition to a DUI, those with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 0.08 percent also face Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). You could technically be charged with a DWAI even if your BAC

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DUI Sentences Now Vary Tremendously Under New Felony DUI Law

Colorado’s new felony DUI law has done more than just escalate charges for driving under the influence – it seems to impact the sentencing consistency statewide. Judges are now handing out different sentences for those who are “habitual offenders,” with some convicted of a felony and never receiving prison time, while others receiving extremely harsh

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Should I Agree to a Plea Bargain in My DUI Case?

Colorado Springs DUI Defense Attorney Explains Plea Bargains After being arrested for a DUI, it is likely that you will be approached by a prosecutor to strike a plea deal. This may include pleading to a lesser offense, but avoiding the hassles of trial. While prosecutors will make the plea deals seem enticing and possibly

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The High Cost of Insurance After a DUI Conviction

Experienced Attorney Providing DUI Defense for Colorado Springs After a DUI conviction, which consequence should you most worry about? From the potential jail time to administrative penalties, there is plenty to worry about. But, one thing that most criminal defendants do not remember is the high cost of insurance post-conviction. If you are facing a

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Marijuana is Legal, So It Is Not a DUI, Right?

There is a common misconception about marijuana use and driving a vehicle in the state of Colorado. Too many drivers assume that if marijuana is legal to possess, it is legal to use while operating a vehicle. In reality, marijuana is a controlled substance – like alcohol – and it is illegal to operate a

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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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