Colorado law

The Difference Between DUI and DWAI

January 04,2019

What is a DWAI? Most people recognize the acronym “DUI” and know that it stands for “driving under the influence.” Fewer people recognize the term “DWAI” which means “driving while ability impaired.” In Colorado, DWAI is the lesser offense to DUI. From a BAC (blood alcohol content) perspective, DUI is any result .08 or higher. […]

Colorado Restitution and the Effects on a Colorado Civil Lawsuit

July 26,2018

People generally think of a civil lawsuit as the only way to collect a financial judgement against someone. This simply isn’t true. In Colorado, criminal convictions can also result in big criminal restitution judgments against defendants.   COLORADO RESTITUTION In Colorado courts, criminal restitution is a way for victims to get back money if they […]

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling on Privacy of Cellphones

June 26,2014

In what is surely a landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today in Riley v. California that police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people under arrest. The courts, including here in Colorado, have long allowed warrantless searches in connection with arrests under the auspices of police safety and preservation of […]

New Colorado DUI Laws for 2014

January 30,2014

The below is a repost from Ryan’s blog, Kalamaya Law: On Jan 1, 2014, several new laws went into effect for DUIs in Colorado. First, a driver is now able to challenge the basis for a police officer’s stop at a DMV hearing. I’ve written before about DMV hearings, but have yet to cover a […]