Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

What’s the difference between a DUI, DUID, and a DWAI?

In the state of Colorado, many people assume that because marijuana is legal, they can get away with driving under its influence. This is not the case. Marijuana is still considered a drug, and driving with any drug or alcohol in your system can result in a criminal charge. DUI, DWAI, and DUID charges are all abbreviations for a legal offense involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A charge for any of these crimes can have a negative impact on your record and your [..]

Advice for First Offense DUI In Colorado

Driving under the influence can result in severe consequences. Doing so puts yourself and others in danger. The state of Colorado takes this offense very seriously. Some people assume that because they were never caught before, they never will be. Or they believe that if they do get pulled over, they can get out of it because it is their first offense. Even if it is your first offense DUI in Colorado, you can still suffer long-term consequences for your actions.

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What Happens When You Get an MIP in Colorado?

For a teenager, having a quick beer at a party may not seem like a big deal. When the police get involved, however, what seemed like just another party often leaves minors saddled with a MIP charge. Most find themselves wondering what happens next.

Though this can be scary and certainly nothing to laugh at, it also isn’t likely to ruin your life if handled quickly and efficiently, by a professional. Here’s what happens when you get an MIP in Colorado:

What is a MIP in Colorado?

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DWAI vs DUI Colorado

In Colorado, there are three different offenses associated with driving while impaired:

    Driving under the influence (DUI)Driving while ability impaired (DWAI)DUI per se

Since all three of these are typically misdemeanor offenses, they do not always result in jail time or significant fines. However, depending on the number of DUIs you have been charged with in the past, a DUI or a DWAI could result in a suspension of your license, and will certainly go on your record. 

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Apps That Can Stop You from Driving Drunk This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which means that holiday parties will soon start to fill up your schedule. Unfortunately, this time of year is also notorious for high rates of drunk driving and alcohol-related auto accidents.

Because of this, law enforcement officials throughout Colorado will be on the lookout for drivers who may have had too much to drink before getting behind the wheel.

Alcohol Limits for Colorado

Legally, the answer is the amount of alcohol that it takes to raise your blood alcohol content (BAC) [..]