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Recent Posts in DUI Category

  • Reinstating a Colorado Driver License

    When someone’s Colorado driver license is suspended, or revoked because they have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), DUID , or for another reason, such as having too many points on their record, he or she must go through the proper steps to restore their driving privilege. However, one cannot reinstate their driving privilege until all of the conditions of their suspension or ...
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  • First DUI Penalties in Colorado

    Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado? If so, you are going to have a number of questions and understandably so. For the purposes of this post, I’m going to explain the basics of a Colorado DUI and the penalties involved for a first DWAI and DUI offense. The State of Colorado prohibits people from driving under the ...
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  • Can Landlords Run Background Checks?

    We all need a safe place to live, especially if we are raising a family. But not everyone can qualify for, or afford to buy a house, so a large percentage of the population rents or leases apartments and homes in lieu of getting a 30-year mortgage. If you are convicted of a crime, there are two major aspects of your life that a criminal record will affect: 1) employment, and 2) housing. For the ...
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  • Can I Be Deported for DUI?

    Are you a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) who is facing criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI)? If so, you may be wondering, “If I’m convicted of DUI, can it trigger removal (deportation) proceedings?” This is a valid question indeed and the answer is, “It depends.” As a general rule, a first, second and even third DUI offense without aggravating factors is prosecuted ...
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  • What Should I Do If I'm Pulled Over?

    Drivers get pulled over every day for various reasons including speeding, running through a stop sign or a red light, having expired registration tags, passing a stopped school bus, or simply having a broken taillight. Another reason for traffic stops is driving under the influence (DUI) – if an officer suspects that someone is driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs , or even ...
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  • FAQs About a Colorado DUI

    For the average Denver resident, it can be difficult to fully understand a Colorado DUI. Compared to some states, Colorado does not have loads of easy-to-find information about drunk and drugged driving on the internet. For this reason, I decided to dedicate a post to frequently asked questions about driving under the influence in Colorado. If after reading this list of FAQs, you have further ...
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  • Criminal Offenses & License Suspension in Colorado

    If you’re like most Colorado drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that your driver’s license can be suspended for drunk driving or getting too many speeding tickets. What you may not realize is that’s only the beginning – there are many other circumstances where a person’s driver’s license can be suspended or revoked in Colorado. As a criminal defense attorney, my clients are faced with license ...
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  • How Will a DUI Affect You?

    Are you facing driving under the influence charges in Denver or anywhere in Arapahoe County? If so, it’s important that you not only learn the penalties for a first DUI , but that you understand the other ways a DUI can affect you. For starters, the standard penalties for a first DUI in Colorado, include: 12 points against your driver’s license, up to a one-year license revocation, between $800 ...
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  • Arapahoe County's Recovery Court

    On Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, the 18th Judicial District adopted a drug court program that served the citizens of Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The program was named, “Recovery Court.” Here is what Arapahoe County Magistrate Bonnie McLean had to say about the program, “As a group, we are keenly aware of the enormous toll, both financial and otherwise, that substance abuse takes on the criminal ...
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  • Penalties for a First Colorado DUI

    If you were recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in Denver, or anywhere else in Colorado, you probably have a lot of questions. Will your driver’s license be suspended? Will you have to go to jail? How much will the fines be? How long will the DUI be reported on your criminal record? In order to shed light on the penalties for DUI, I’m going to ...
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  • Can a DUI Affect My Job?

    If you are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in the Denver area, you’re probably concerned about how a DUI conviction would affect your current job and future employment opportunities – this is a valid concern indeed. You may even be wondering, “Can my employer fire me if I’m found guilty of DUI?” For starters, a first-time DUI in Colorado is punishable by five days to one year in ...
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