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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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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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