On February 5th, a bill proposing a new Colorado felony DUI law (House Bill, HB, 1043) is schedule to be presented before the Colorado House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Currently, DUI charges in Colorado are misdemeanors, and there is no option for filing felony DUI charges against someone (though other felony charges can be filed […]
This important question may soon be answered by the U.S. Supreme Court if it agrees to review and rule on a controversial Colorado DUI case. In fact, more than 12 attorneys general in the U.S. have backed the petition to request that the Supreme Court make a ruling in the Colorado DUI case in question […]
One of the fundamental rights that people have when they’ve been accused of some crime is the right to have an attorney represent them moving forward with their case. Because not everyone may have the resources to retain a private defense attorney, the courts offer people the services of a public defender when these people […]
Continuing from where The Facts Behind Common Field Sobriety Test Myths (Pt. 1) left off, below we will keep on debunking some commonly held myths about field sobriety tests. More Field Sobriety Test Myths Debunked… Myth 3 – There are objective standards for evaluating how people perform on field sobriety tests. The notion that there […]
One of the standard elements to DUI stops is field sobriety testing, which essentially involves law enforcement officials asking people suspected of drunk driving to perform various physical and mental tests to evaluate if they are like intoxicated and should be asked to submit to chemical testing (i.e., blood alcohol testing). While this may not […]
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