Can I Get a DUI for Being Under the Influence of Medical Marijuana?


Public and medical opinions on the legalized use of cannabis have changed dramatically in the last decade. Data from the American Medical Association finds that two-thirds of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana for adult use and even greater numbers approve of its medical use. Patients with qualifying medical conditions in Colorado may gain a registry…

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What is boating under the influence?


Whether it is vacationers coming to Colorado for a getaway or residents relaxing on a weekend excursion away from home, the state’s numerous waterways and recreational spots are hard to pass up. Unfortunately, too many people see recreational waterways as an extension of their vacation activities and often pilot a watercraft under the influence of…

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How Colorado deals with repeat DUI offenders


While it might seem like a drunk driving conviction is a life-changing event, many individuals find themselves facing the criminal justice system subsequent times. Based on numerous factors, Colorado penalties for repeat DUI charges carry significant consequences. People who are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence a second time face strict penalties. Should…

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Colorado DUI checkpoints: some background information


There’s no question that a Colorado state trooper or police officer can order your vehicle to the side of the road if you are weaving precipitously across lanes, right? Ditto that if you’re speeding, dangerously tailgating or driving in some other erratic fashion. A law enforcer spotting any of those behaviors might justify a stop…

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Do I have to submit to field sobriety testing?


Picture it. You are out driving around town when a police officer pulls you over. The officer asks you to step out of your vehicle and participate in field sobriety testing. What do you do? In the state of Colorado, you actually have a choice here. You do not have to comply with an officer’s…

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