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Can you trick a breath test?

You get pulled over, and you know you've been drinking. As you sit in your car, waiting for the officer to come up to the window, you know there's a good chance they're going to give you a breath test. You might get to leave without one, but you were swerving a bit in the road and you're worried that the officer already suspects you're intoxicated.

What you start wondering is if you can beat the test itself. After all, if you can trick it into clearing you or at least coming back with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is under the legal limit of 0.08 percent, you think you can get out of it.

4 reasons teenagers break the law

Teenagers who get into legal trouble may face charges and ramification that can last for years -- or even the rest of their lives. They may not fully understand the seriousness of their actions in advance. But it does not matter if they regret it when they reach their 30s if those charges are already on their record.

To understand why this happens, take a look at these four reasons that teenagers break the law:

Watch out for these subtle red flags that divorce is coming

Divorce typically does not happen overnight. If you're looking for signs, you can spot a number of red flags well in advance. These flags could mean that your relationship is slowly unraveling. If that trajectory holds, it can lead to a divorce in the end.

Since planning ahead is so crucial with a divorce, it is wise to look for these red flags as far in advance as possible. Your spouse may be mulling over a divorce, and you can start getting things in order legally and financially. You can get ready to move forward. You can prepare.

Do Denver Broncos games lead to more drunk driving?

It's no secret that people like to drink when they go to Denver Broncos football games. You can buy beer in the stands without ever leaving your seat. Alcohol advertisements show up everywhere around a game. While drinking in the stadium may get expensive, people still do it.

At the same time, a lot of drinking happens around the games. Fans come to tailgate before kickoff and drink outside. Others go to local bars to drink and watch the game even when they do not have tickets. It feels like every weekend with a home game is basically a holiday, and people definitely enjoy it.

Critical parenting tips for divorced parents

Parenting children after divorce takes care and dedication. The marriage has ended, but you and your ex still have to put in the work to raise your kids. In many cases, this can actually feel like far more work than if you stayed married. As a divorced couple, you have to figure out custody schedules, parenting plans, health care decisions and much more.

Many parents who choose to end their marriages worry about the impact it will have on the kids. The good news is that dedicated parents can help children grow and adjust to this new situation. It does not have to be negative for them. To put their best interests and their needs first, use these tips:

Is it fraud if you don't follow the tax code?

Every time you need to do your taxes, you feel quite nervous. You double-check the paperwork. You use the Internet to find tips and assistance. You feel conscious of the fact that you never took a tax class or prepared to do this on your own, even though that is exactly what the IRS expects you to do.

Why are you so nervous? Certainly, it is not because you worry about paying too much or too little in taxes from a financial standpoint. Your finances are secure. The reason you feel on edge is that you worry that making a mistake will send the IRS to your door, asking to see your paperwork and accusing you of tax fraud.

Working through difficulties to create a parenting plan

Your parenting plan is the blueprint for the custody of your children post-divorce. It is where you turn if you have questions about which parent is responsible for what or which days the child will be with which parent. In most cases, parents work together to devise a plan that is tailored to their children's unique situations.

Having to work closely with your ex may be challenging. After all, you didn't split up because the two of you got along swimmingly. Still, it is important that you try to put your differences aside to work out the details of the parenting plan. Doing this now can set the tone for the future of the parenting relationship.

Understanding the serious impact of juvenile offenses in Colorado

There's this cultural belief that just won't die about juvenile crimes being inconsequential. Thanks, in part, to pop culture stories that exaggerate the opportunities of record sealing and expungement, too many parents and teenagers seem to think crimes committed during high school are not a big concern. Sadly, allowing that inaccurate belief to guide your reaction to juvenile charges could end up having major consequences for your child in the future.

While Colorado does handle juvenile offenses in a manner that differs from adult crimes, the potential for ongoing issues related to a conviction or guilty plea exists. The courts may consider a number of options in working with your child, but you need to understand the seriousness of juvenile criminal charges to truly appreciate the options available to you.

Don't drink and drive this Memorial Day weekend

Last Memorial Day weekend, Colorado police caught 331 allegedly impaired drivers. This was part of a combined effort between the Colorado Department of Transportation and law enforcement personnel across the state.

This number reflects fewer driving under the influence (DUI) arrests than the prior year, which saw 390 motorists charged with DUIs during the same Memorial Day timeframe.

Single parents: 4 ways to spend the weekend with your kids

You might have fought months to receive your much-deserved visitation rights. Now you have your children every other weekend. It's a dream come true for you and you want to make the most of your time with your kids.

If you're not sure what kinds of things to do with your children on your weekends together, peruse the following list. Add your own spin to the following activities, and both you and your kids are sure to have a blast.

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