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NTSB Proposes Lowering Legal BAC Limit to 0.05%

Nobody supports drunk driving, and most people agree that something should be done to deter drivers from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. What exactly that “something” is, ...
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What Are the Rules for Drinking on a Boat in Colorado?

Boating can be a great way to relax and catch up with friends and Colorado has amazing lakes to explore. Having a few drinks while on the lake may not seem like a bad idea, however if you’re not ...
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Know & Protect Your Rights When You Are Pulled Over for DUI

When you see the red and blue lights of a police patrol car flashing in your rear view mirror, you might know that you need to pull over. But do you know your own rights as someone who has been pulled ...
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Connect with the Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna

Welcome to the Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna. The firm is committed to providing high-quality legal guidance for clients who are facing criminal charges, especially those of drunk driving. ...
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Tips for Avoiding a Holiday DUI in Denver

As the holidays approach, a large number of people will be traveling to see their families. While this is a time of festivities and family fun for many, the increased number of drivers on the roads ...
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What to Do if You are Stopped at a DUI Checkpoint in Colorado

There is a high likelihood that at some point during your time as a driver you will come across a DUI checkpoint. These intentional roadblocks function as an investigatory means for officers to search ...
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Am I Required to Participate in a Sobriety Checkpoint?

Sobriety checkpoints are a way in which law enforcement officers can stop drivers for any reason or no reason at all in an effort to help identify those who may be driving under the influence of drugs ...
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Tips to Avoid a BUI This Summer

Summer is here and the vacations are beginning. If you’re like so many others in Denver, you believe no summer is complete without a boating trip somewhere in there. Maybe you’ve reserved ...
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Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your DUI Attorney

When you are facing charges for driving under the influence (DUI), there is so much on the line. If convicted, you could lose hundreds or thousands in fines, spend months or years in jail, and also ...
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Felony DUI Limited in Colorado

Along with Maine, Maryland, New Hersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, the state of Colorado does not enforce a felony DUI charge for multiple DUI convictions. If you cause serious injury or death ...
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Is it Possible to Expunge a DUI Conviction in Colorado?

A DUI conviction can have a negative impact on an individual's personal and professional life long after his or her sentence has been served, imposed penalties have been completed and any other ...
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Can I Be Charged with DUI If My BAC is Under .08%?

Have you been arrested for DUI? Did your breath or blood tests show a BAC of.08 or less? If so, you are probably confused or at least curious as to why you have been placed under arrest and how or why ...
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I Was Arrested for DUI - Should I Accept a Plea Bargain?

You have been arrested for DUI. Now what should you do? Should you accept a plea bargain ? Is the evidence the District Attorney has gathered against you enough to warrant a conviction? Is there any ...
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How Long Do I Have to Request a DMV Hearing?

If you are placed under arrest for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI), you only have 7 days from the date of your arrest to request a DMV hearing or your license will automatically be ...
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Can I Be Charged with DUI if I Smoked Marijuana?

If you were arrested for DUI, you may be wondering whether or not charges can be filed against you if you do not have a BAC level of 0.08 or above, and all you have done is smoke marijuana. Driving ...
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If I Failed a Breathalyzer Test, Will I Be Convicted?

It is not uncommon for individuals who have been placed under arrest after failing a breathalyzer test to wonder if that failed breathalyzer test means that they will be convicted of DUI. Failing a ...
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Is Your DMV Hearing Officer Actually Unbiased?

Recently, it came to light that a list of offensive passwords has been circulating around the DMV division for several years—some of which read, "URSkrood" and "UrProblm." ...
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Is Biking Under the Influence a Crime?

You could practice DUI defense for an entire career, and never get a "biking under the influence" case, or a golf cart case, or even a case of riding a horse under the influence. But if you ...
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Defending the BUI - Practice Tips

Law enforcement patrolling the waters have significant authority, well beyond their authority with automobiles, to stop, detain, board and inspect any vessel, even without reasonable suspicion or ...
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Overview of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) in Colorado

Unlike DUI, which is found under Title 42 of the traffic code, "operating a vessel while under the influence," or " boating under the influence " (BUI) as it is often called, is ...
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What Happens if I'm Arrested for DUI in Another State?

If you or have been arrested for DUI while traveling outside the state of Colorado you will be legally bound by the laws of that particular state. This does not mean that your arrest will have no ...
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What is the Difference Between DUI and DWAI in Colorado?

In most states, when a driver is pulled over and found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more, he or she will be arrested and charged with DUI. DUI stands for Driving Under the ...
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What are the DUI Laws in Colorado for Underage Drivers?

If you are under the age of 21 Colorado laws state that you can be arrested for DUI if you are found to be driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.02% or more. Should your BAC level be ...
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Restoring Your Driver's License After a DUI Arrest

When an individual has been arrested for DUI in the state of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Revenue's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will suspend his or her license in an effort to deter ...
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Can I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test?

If a police officer pulls you over due to the fact that he or she suspects you have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be asked to take a breathalyzer test to determine your ...
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