Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

What Is the Colorado Alcohol Limit for Driving?

Getting pulled over is a scary and stressful situation for just about anyone. You are likely to feel overwhelmed and upset, as most individuals have little experience talking with cops in instances like this. As such, it is likely you’ll be unable to think coherently. You might say or do things you wouldn’t say or do if you were thinking clearly. The next thing you know, the cop arrests you and charges you, claiming you were over the Colorado alcohol limit. What happens now?

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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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