Tag: DUI

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 […]

How Does a Criminal Case get Transferred to Another State?

September 06,2018

In any vacation destination, local authorities and attorneys are used to handling criminal cases involving people who reside permanently in other states. The questions is: do you have to come back to Colorado in order to resolve your case and complete the terms of your sentence? The short answer is that it depends on the […]

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 […]

Difficulties in Policing Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

June 28,2018

As marijuana becomes legalized around the United States, more studies are being devoted to the tracking of driving under the influence of drugs cases. Several studies have been recently featured in correlation to Aspen DUI’s, Glenwood DUI’s, and Vail DUI’s. It was also recently found that Colorado ski resort towns lead Colorado in DUI arrest […]

Tesla Driver Arrested for DUI when Car on ‘Autopilot’

January 26,2018

A Tesla driver in San Francisco apparently conflated “autopilot” with “self-driving” last Saturday evening. He was passed out on the Bay Bridge with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit and held up traffic at 5:30. When he was awoken, he told the California Highway Patrol officer that the Tesla was “on […]

Increased DUI Enforcement over Labor Day Weekend

August 29,2017

The heat is on this weekend – and we’re not just talking about the weather. Colorado State Patrol and local agencies will increase their DUI enforcement efforts as part of The Heat is On campaign. Last Labor Day weekend saw the most impaired driving-related fatalities in nine years. 974 impaired drivers were cited during the […]

Georgina Melbye Wins Aspen Jury Trial

April 29,2017

We are pleased to announce that RKV Law associate attorney, Georgina Melbye, won a jury trial in Aspen on Friday. The trial lasted two days and involved a charge of Driving Under the Influence. The elected District Attorney for the 9th Judicial District, Jeff Cheney, was the lead prosecutor on the case. Georgina cross-examined multiple […]

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 […]

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