Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

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

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Denver DUI: Now What?

If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Colorado, you’ll want to at least somewhat understand the legal process surrounding what you’re about to go through.

No one wants to face criminal charges, whether it has to do with theft, assault, or driving while intoxicated. While all charges have specific penalties and drawbacks, DUI charges and convictions can immediately have a serious negative impact on your life. Among the many penalties issued by the state of Colorado, a DUI conviction could take away your ability to drive [..]

Drugs and Alcohol: Two Things That Can Ruin College Life

When you first moved onto your Denver college campus, you were probably nervous about various academic and social issues, such as whether you’d earn good grades and be able to find a close group of friends to hang out with in your free time.

As time went on, you no doubt found your niche and began to feel more at ease with college life. You may also have learned that most problems are temporary, and perseverance and diligence go a long way toward success.

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