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Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Published by Colorado Springs, Colorado Criminal & DUI Defense Lawyer — Crime Attorney — Timothy Bussey

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Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:54:41 +0000

Like other U.S. states, the minimum legal drinking age in Colorado is 21 years. People who are younger than 21 years of age are not legally permitted to drink alcohol in Colorado, whether or not they are driving a motor vehicle. As a result, the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) when a driver […]

THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature

Thu, 16 May 2013 12:29:48 +0000

Colorado drivers now need to learn new limits for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). House Bill 1325, which sets limits on blood levels for driving after smoking marijuana, has been passed by the Colorado Senate and now awaits Governor John Hickenlooper’s signature. If signed by the governor, drivers whose blood exceeds five nanograms […]

House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Laws

Wed, 15 May 2013 16:41:14 +0000

The General Assembly is currently debating whether they should sign in House Bill 1077. House Bill 1077 would be instrumental in changing current laws regarding DUI, DUI per se, and DWAI arrests. The bill would allow drivers to challenge the validity of the law enforcement officer’s initial contact with the driver at Department of Revenue […]

Getting Your License Reinstated With Ignition Interlock After a Colorado DUI

Mon, 13 May 2013 12:33:55 +0000

In Colorado, a person convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) may be able to get his or her driver’s license reinstated if the driver agrees to use an ignition interlock device. The device is installed on the driver’s vehicle, usually at the driver’s expense. It requires a breath test free from alcohol in order […]

Police Invest in Laser Technology to Catch Speeding Drivers

Mon, 06 May 2013 11:52:07 +0000

In Colorado and other states, police units have begun relying on laser technology to monitor the speed of drivers and to ticket those who are exceeding the speed limit. While many law enforcement agencies hail the developing technology as a benefit, many drivers aren’t so sure that the benefits outweigh the costs. For many years, […]

Understanding Evidence Used at a DUI

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:00:06 +0000

If you’re facing a drunk-driving charge in Colorado – either a charge for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving with ability impaired (DWAI) – you have the right to go to trial. If you do go to trial, the prosecutor may use several types of evidence to try and prove that you are guilty […]

What Happens at a DUI Trial?

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:20:47 +0000

Every person charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) in Colorado has the right to go to trial, although not everyone chooses to go to trial. Here’s an overview of the process used in most DUI trials, starting on the day of trial: The parties meet in the courtroom […]

Supreme Court Decides Warrants Are Needed Before Most DUI Blood Tests

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:01:55 +0000

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that police must, in most cases, first seek a warrant from a judge before ordering a blood test of a person arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).

After a DUI Arrest in Colorado: Booking and Arraignment

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:05:47 +0000

If you are arrested in Colorado on suspicion of drunk driving, the next two steps you’ll face in the criminal process are booking and arraignment. You should contact an experienced Colorado DUI defense attorney as soon as you can during or after this process. In the meantime, it is wise to exercise your Miranda rights […]

What is Colorado’s Express Consent Law?

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:45:43 +0000

Like several other states, Colorado has a law that requires drivers to submit to chemical testing for alcohol if a police officer requests one on the basis of probable cause to believe the driver is driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) in Colorado. Colorado refers to this rule […]