drunk driving

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 DUI Enforcement Up This Holiday Season

January 01,2019

The Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys’ Police increased their DUI enforcement this holiday season.  Mountain Police Departments continued “The Heat is On Campaign,” to increase DUI Patrols during peak holiday times. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, about 60 people are arrested for DUI in Colorado a day. The 5thJudicial district has the highest […]

A 10 Step Guide to a Criminal Jury Trial

November 02,2018

Many people expect a jury trial will look like what they see on T.V. In reality, a jury trial is a complex process with many steps. This article presents an overview of generally what to expect from when you set your case for a criminal jury trial through when you get the verdict.   Step […]

Colorado Releases First Statewide Study on DUIs

August 10,2018

A recent article indicates that men in their 20s accounted for one-third of all DUIs within the state of Colorado, according to numbers from 2016. In approximately 27,000 DUI cases across the state of Colorado, men as a whole made up three-quarters of all DUI defendants. The report came as a result of a bill passed […]

DUIs & Your Driver’s License According to the Colorado DMV

February 01,2016

If your blood or breath alcohol content was between .08 and .15 within two hours after you were driving and it is your first offense, you will be subject to a revocation of your driving privilege. There are different revocation conditions for second offense, you refused a chemical test or your BAC was .150 or […]

New Felony DUI Law Now In Effect

August 07,2015

Next time you think about driving home after enjoying drinks at your favorite Aspen restaurant, consider calling a cab or taking the bus. Drivers in Colorado could now be subject to significant consequences with the new felony DUI law going into effect. On June 1, Governor Hickenlooper signed the new DUI bill into law. It […]

Colorado Considers Making DUI a Felony

February 20,2015

Colorado is among five states where repeat drunk driving offenders face only misdemeanor charges. This may soon change. On February 5, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill increasing penalties against repeat drunk drivers. House Bill 15-1043 would make a third DUI within seven years punishable as a felony if other aggravating factors were involved, […]

What You Should Do if Arrested

May 07,2014

When not in trial, criminal defense attorneys spend much of their time trying to mitigate the damage done by a client during their arrest. I frequently see criminal suspects carelessly try to explain their side of the story and unknowingly shoot themselves in the foot. What should a person do if they are accused 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 […]