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.
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.
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.
Colorado has steep penalties for those convicted of, or who plead guilty to, a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) offense. If you're facing charges because of an alleged DUI or DWAI, you need the help of an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the better. Ideally, you won't speak to law enforcement at all after your initial arrest until your attorney is present. Your attorney can review what happened and then provide you with guidance about your next step forward.
The second you're arrested with a DUI, your mind starts racing, thinking of all the possible implications if you're convicted. Your spouse will no doubt be furious, your kids will be embarrassed, you might lose your license and your car...but what about your job? They can't take away your job just for this, can they? No, you think. No way.
It was a great day on the snow with friends and you had a couple of beers or some marijuana to celebrate how you all crushed it up on the slopes. It's now dark and you are heading home. Unfortunately, you didn't notice that broken taillight as you loaded your gear, but the police did.
In Colorado, something new is being tried in the form of a smartphone breathalyzer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) distributed the devices, which come in the form of a Smartphone app, to 225 people on a random basis throughout the Denver area. They were to use the device over the summer months and then provide feedback on the experience.