It happened. You were driving home and were pulled over for suspected DUI. You failed a Breathalyzer test and found yourself being placed in police custody. You've been charged with impaired driving for the first time in your life, and now you are worried that you will end up in a Colorado jail for an extended period of time.
A few days ago, a recent statewide campaign to stop impaired drivers just ended. This is the first campaign of its sort for the year. There are more to come as the DUI issue remains a big one in Colorado.
Colorado residents who are suspected of driving while impaired will likely be asked to submit to field sobriety testing. These are a series of tests generally meant to check physical ability and concentration -- two things impaired drivers tend to be lacking. Those who fail these tests will likely be charged with a crime.
Over Halloween weekend, law enforcement officers in Colorado arrested nearly 400 people for driving under the influence. These people were identified during a scheduled DUI enforcement period -- something the state is known to do around any holiday. This year showed a 15 percent increase in DUI-related arrests around Halloween compared to the previous year.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense in Colorado. There is no easy way around fighting such a charge, especially if one is accused of an aggravated DUI. What is an aggravated DUI and what are the penalties?
Being charged and convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol can take a pretty significant toll on a person's life. The consequences may include jail time, fines or rehabilitation -- among a number of others. What happens if you have multiple DUI offenses on your record? How does the state of Colorado treat repeat DUI charges and is there anyway to fight them?
After a new law becomes effective this month, every DUI conviction will have a $24 surcharge added. This will contribute to the gathering of information to produce the report on different types of DUI cases that are recorded in Colorado. Authorities say having a breakdown showing the numbers of alcohol, marijuana and other drug-related DUI offenses is important.
Law enforcement officers in Colorado and elsewhere go through specific training in order to perform sobriety testing on those who are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. One test that is used in drunk driving cases is the breath test. What is this and how does it work?
DUI suspects in Colorado and elsewhere can occasionally be disruptive and uncooperative. The lessening of inhibitions can carry through to interfere with the orderly apprehension and processing of a highly inebriated person. Often DUI suspects who act up are suffering intensified emotional disturbances in addition to inebriation.
Facing accusations for driving under the influence of alcohol is stressful and even intimidating. When a car accident is involved, the situation can quickly become more challenging to overcome. A conviction of this nature can be detrimental to one's future, often including time behind bars. A man was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly rear-ending a police cruiser in Colorado.