If you have a fourth felony DUI, you will be required to serve a mandatory jail sentence of at least 18 months. You will also need an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle for at least 3 years. An ignition interlock device is a device that prevents you from starting your car if you...View More
A blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.202 ± 0.010 g/100 mL is considered a high level of intoxication in Colorado. The legal limit for driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado is 0.08% BAC. A BAC of 0.202 ± 0.010 g/100 mL is more than twice the legal limit, and you will likely be arrested and...View More
If you have a DUI charge in Eagle County, Colorado, and you live in California, you will be able to hire a lawyer, but NOT a paralegal, to represent you in court. However, there are a few important considerations:
1. In any criminal matter, you have the right to see if you qualify for court...View More
Was at a stop light and the car behind me was rear-ended causing them to hit me. The driver who caused the accident got a dui, had no insurance and the owner of the vehicle's insurance had some ammendment excluding her from liability because he wasn't supposed to drive the vehicle. A... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. One option is to check with your insurance carrier to review the scope of your policy's underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. Good luck
Daughter was recently pulled over by an unmarked state trooper for what the trooper thought was ignoring a stop sign when in fact there is a incoming traffic does not stop sign is posted where he thought she almost came too close to another car when she legally had the right of way. He had no... View More
Having a knowledgable criminal defense attorney is always helpful, because "you don't know what you don't know". From what you have shared, it seems like there are some good defenses that could be used to help your child avoid a conviction for DUI.
There is no mandatory minimum for a class 5 felony eluding charge, but there is a mandatory minimum for a DUI with prior offenses. If you have two or more prior DUI convictions, you will do a minimum of 60 days in the county jail; though many jurisdictions within Colorado require significantly more...View More
I got a DWAI in January 2021 and was eligible to get my license back in January 2022 but was unaware of that. I got pulled over in January 2022 and got a driving under suspension. I am getting my license back before court. I know there is a mandatory 30 days jail sentence but I'm wondering if... View More
The police report we were given has his name, phone number, address, and the information for the owner of the car (his mom.) It seems like the only way to ask him for his insurance is to call, send a letter, or go to his house. I wasn't sure if any of those options are ok to do.
Especially if you are injured, but in general, accident/injury lawyers will provide you a free initial consultation and I recommend that you contact a few and take us up on it. You will obtain a better understanding of the process and perhaps get a better idea on how to proceed ----and perhaps...View More
A DUI is considered an “unclassified misdemeanor” in Colorado. DUI offenses in Colorado are not traffic misdemeanor one or two offenses. You should hire an attorney to review your contract closely, and provide a thorough answer. Let’s go
I also did all types of roadside tests . Cops kept saying they smelled alcohol . I was 100% not under influence . The Dwai charge was dismissed . But the revocation of license still says alcohol related .
Anyone whose license is revoked as a result of a DUI investigation may petition to contest their revocation. However, in order to do so, you typically have to request a hearing in writing within 7 days of the revocation (i.e., within a week of your arrest) - unless you can otherwise show good...View More
(1) It is not necessarily illegal to possess a weapon when on probation, especially when the probation is for a nonviolent misdemeanor. However, if there were any specific agreements for your specific probation that prohibit firearm possession, then that is...View More
You need to talk to a competent attorney about asset protection and exemption rights in whatever State you are going to live in. The exact Deed Grantee will be critical, and you need that lawyer to tell you what to do. Sometimes trusts are useful, but probably not here. The lawyer's...View More
I tied to qualify for public defender however, my pay would not allow it. I had my first appearance on the 29th. All the judge did was ask if I had an attorney, and since I did not he rescheduled my date to March. Why did it get rescheduled? Is he implying that I should get a lawyer?
My neighbor convinced me to let him have 4.5 mg of my prescribed Xanax, claiming he had seizures and lost his prescription bottle with his Klonopin that he needed for seizures. He recieved 2 DUIs that day and had the medication I gave him, but said he refused to tell the police where he got it.... View More
I think it be extremely difficult to hold you criminally liable for giving him the pill, given that you had no intent to commit any law violation and were merely assisting a friend with pain management based on their personal representations to you. That said, you certainly could be civilly liable...View More
This is an interesting question. If you have an active warrant for your arrest, it is very likely that the DMV, which has access to various government records, will see your warrant and contact the police to arrest you - especially if your criminal bench warrant is related to a traffic offense...View More
DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. A crucial element of the offense is that you were "driving" a motor vehicle at the time of the offense. Driving can be found even if the vehicle wasn't moving at the the time the police officer makes contact with you. For example, if you...View More
If you have any pre-sentence confinement credit, that will reduce your sentence (unless that credit has already been applied). The sheriff can also award you reductions based on policies and programs established by the sheriff for county jail inmates.
Can evidence be suppressed when cops find lrg capcty mag in a closed box doing invntry 2 tow?Following an at fault accident I wanted to go over to check the people in the car I hit, I was getting out of my truck but this guy is blocking my door "stay put budy, stay put". He wouldn't... View More
They need a valid arrest to search the car. Once they arrest you, they can inventory the car to make sure they document everything in there to keep it safe. This is going to be a very fact intensive suppression issue.
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