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Help for those accused of drug or alcohol offenses in Colorado

The degree of potential consequences involved in alcohol or drug-related traffic violations varies according to the circumstances of the incident. In some situations, a traffic violation becomes a criminal matter. Those in Colorado who have been charged with criminal offenses in relation to traffic stops, motor vehicle accidents or other roadway incidents might find themselves in need of professional legal advice as they prepare to face the charges against them.

Colorado DUI can result in serious penalties

Being pulled over in Colorado and arrested for an alcohol-related offense can lead to serious penalties and long-term consequences, if convicted. State law defines driving under the influence (DUI) as having a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. The penalties and consequences incurred under a conviction can be quite severe, and those facing such charges will want to ensure that their rights are protected and that they have a clear understanding of impending court proceedings and what options might be available to them.

Report issued on DUI laws in Colorado

A recent report suggested that drunk driving incidents in Colorado have significantly decreased since 1980. In fact, between 1982 and 2013, statistics demonstrate a 52 percent decrease in drunk driving fatalities in the state. In one assessment, Colorado is ranked at number 17 for having the strictest DUI laws in the nation.

Child involved in recent Colorado DUI incident

A reported collision occurred on a recent Sunday night in a Colorado town. Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in the crash. Whether DUI or other criminal charges will be filed against the driver remains to be seen. Several vehicles were involved in the collision. One vehicle reportedly carried a child of minor age as a passenger.

Will I have to get an ignition interlock device in my car?

Driving under the influence of alcohol is something that every driver in Colorado knows is against the law and can be very dangerous. Because of this, people who do drive drunk can be arrested and face some serious penalties if convicted, especially in this state.

The importance of avoiding DUI charges and license suspension

Late last year, NPR ran a story about the overwhelming challenges some people face when it comes to violations like drunk driving. That story, which can be read in full here, focused on how these challenges disproportionately affect poorer families and drivers, and how the penalties of a driving offense can cause extensive damage to a person's lifestyle and career.

Police increase DUI enforcement efforts for St. Patrick's Day

If you were out celebrating St. Patrick's Day last weekend or plan to this week, you could find yourself in some serious trouble if you decide or decided to get behind the wheel. This is because Colorado police resources have been increased in conjunction with the holiday and more police have been tasked with enforcing drunk driving laws until the day after St. Patrick's Day.

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