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How do breath tests work?

After having a couple of drinks you may feel fine, so you get into your car and head home. Next thing you know, flashing lights and sirens appear behind you. When the officer comes to the window to talk to you, you suddenly become concerned because your breath may smell like alcohol. Then the officer asks you to step out of the vehicle and submit to a breath test.

3 strikes, you’re out: Felony DUI in Colorado

Each year, Colorado law enforcement arrests thousands of motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol. Until recently, you could be arrested innumerable times, and each arrest would be a misdemeanor. However, frustrated by the number of repeat offenders and the rising number of DUI accidents, lawmakers passed a bill in 2015 establishing a driver's fourth offense as a felony.

Recreational drug use and DUI laws

Changes in Colorado's laws regarding the recreational use of marijuana have brought confusion and frustration as lawmakers continue to work to adjust DUI laws to match these changes. As a result, individuals arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs may face challenges as they fight to protect their right to drive and other lawful entitlements.

Colorado DUI and DWAI - Frequently Asked Questions

A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) charge in Colorado can be considered a misdemeanor or felony depending on the situation. However, the good news is that there are many circumstances that must be taken into consideration for a conviction. The following are common questions and answers regarding Colorado's DUI laws:

Police can't always require DUI blood tests without a warrant

In an order that comes from the U.S. Supreme Court, law enforcement in Colorado and throughout the country might want to take a look at their blood test process in drunk driving cases. Collecting blood evidence from DUI suspects isn't always acceptable, particularly when officials don't have warrants to do so.

Marijuana DUI bill is closer to becoming Colorado law

Medical marijuana has been legal in Colorado for some time. But with the more recent vote to legalize the recreational use of the drug, some lawmakers and traffic safety advocates have upped their persistence to get a law on the books that would prevent DUI accidents caused by marijuana use.

DUI marijuana standard one step closer to Colorado law

Most people understand the laws regarding drunk driving. Such laws have been on the books for some time; not to mention, most can wrap their brains around the fact that driving while drunk is dangerous. Drunk driving laws for the most part seem logical to drivers, even if DUI accusations are sometimes falsely made.

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