Judicial discretion in sentencing under 2015 DUI law a point of contention

In 2015, Colorado lawmakers passed a bill that cracked down on repeat offenders by making third and subsequent DUI offenses felonies instead of misdemeanors, an approach followed in most jurisdictions. In order to silence opposition to the bill and get it passed, though, lawmakers set aside mandatory minimum sentences, giving [...]

2019-01-23T20:41:30+00:00January 11th, 2018|DUI/DUID/DWAI|0 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day DUI in Colorado?

St. Patrick's Day has historically drawn people out to celebrate with libations at bars and pubs, with a heavy emphasis on alcohol consumption. This usually leads to numerous stops by law enforcement for suspected drinking and driving. Though we don't yet have numbers for DUI arrests for St. Patrick's Day [...]

2018-02-23T23:52:48+00:00January 11th, 2018|DUI/DUID/DWAI|0 Comments

Understanding Colorado’s DUID laws

Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a relatively-new criminal charge. It is considered separate from the driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol charge, but has similar laws and penalties. In Colorado, an individual can be arrested for being under the influence of any type of controlled substance, [...]

2018-01-11T05:07:25+00:00January 11th, 2018|DUI/DUID/DWAI|0 Comments

DUI convictions more costly in Colorado

A conviction of driving under the influence can be expensive in Colorado, often causing a damaged reputation and potentially harming one's job prospects. However, the financial impact of a DUI conviction can also be significant. In fact, it recently increased. A first-time DUI offense in Colorado in 2016 carried an average [...]

2018-01-11T04:55:31+00:00January 11th, 2018|DUI/DUID/DWAI|0 Comments