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Bill to create marijuana BAC equivalent fails in Colorado Senate

As we’ve been reporting on this blog for some time, a proposed bill has been circulating in the Colorado legislature that aimed to establish a legal limit on the nanograms of THC per 100 milliliters of blood that state drivers could register in blood tests given by law enforcement officials.  The bill, formally known as House Bill 13-1114, would have made 5 nanograms of THC per 100 milliliters marijuana’s equivalent of the 0.08 blood alcohol content limit for drivers who are ... Read More »

Colorado DUI Arrests Increase Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Despite attempts by Colorado law enforcement officials to dissuade drunk drivers from taking to the road over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Heat Is On campaign to encourage sober drivers to get behind the wheel instead, the number of DUI arrests in the Rocky Mountain State rose in 2013. According to reports, a total of 481 drivers were arrested for suspected Colorado DUIs during the three-day enforcement period from March 15 to March 18. This ... Read More »

Boulder Police Officers resign after DUI arrest

On February 22, news outlets across the state reported that two Boulder police officers, both of whom had been charged with DUI infractions, had resigned from the department. The officers, a 46-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man, were arrested in December and November of 2012, respectively. Daily Camera indicated that an internal investigation into the alcohol-related traffic crimes recommended that both suspects, who had a combined 20 years of experience in the field, be terminated. However, each officer resigned before ... Read More »

Felony DUI Law coming to Colorado

Introduced in the state’s House of Representatives on February 1 and amended to appropriations with bipartisan support on February 21, House Bill 13-1214 could mean big changes in Colorado DUI law are on the way. Under the existing laws, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor unless it results in injuries or fatalities. This differs sharply from the policies of most other states where repeat offenders can be given felony convictions for incidents that don’t result in any harm. However, the ... Read More »

.02 BAC Violation, Is it a crime??

Often, we get calls from parents telling us their child has been charged with a .02 DUI. Recently on the legal question and answer site AVVO a user posted a question stating that they had been stopped for speeding, given a breath test in which they blew a .03 and were cited for DUI without being arrested. Several local attorneys claiming to be DUI experts or specialists jumped in to answer the question and told the person they needed an ... Read More »

To Sleep or Not to Sleep? The DUI Ambien Defense

To Sleep or Not to Sleep? The DUI Ambien Defense By:       David Katz, Esquire  &  Andrew Nickolaou, J.D.             Even non-drinkers could be in danger of being charged with DUI in Florida.  If you are like the thousands of others who take prescription sleep medication like Ambien every year, you run the risk of a growing phenomenon of “sleep-driving” which could instantly land you in jail charged with drug related DUI and having no recollection of how you got ... Read More »

Florida Fails to Follow Rules for Intoxilyzer Maintainence

Throughout the State of Florida the Intoxilyzer 8000 is the only breath test machine in use. All those arrested for DUI are asked to take a breath test using this machine. To help ensure the accuracy, the State of Florida has enacted rules that must be followed if the prosecution wishes to admit the results using Florida’s Implied Consent Law. When a DUI arrest is made, the driver is taken to a breath testing facility. These facilities are located throughout ... Read More »

The Cost of Getting a DUI in Georgia

Most people don’t think about how costly getting a DUI could be because nobody ever plans to get a DUI.  We plan for retirement, we plan for our kids education, but it is absurd to contemplate setting aside funds for the unlikely event that we might get a DUI.  In addition to the financial costs, there are many other costs that are hard to measure.  Loss of reputation in the community.  The impact it will have on relationships both personally ... Read More »

How “Expert” Are Cops at Detecting Alcohol Impairment?

The drunk driving case rests heavily upon the subjective opinions of the arresting officer — the abilities of that officer to correctly assess DUI symptoms of intoxication: observations of driving, personal symptoms (slurred speech, flushed face, etc.), answers to questions, performance on field sobriety tests. It is his DUI report (and his opinion in that report) which will largely determine what, if any, criminal charges will be filed by the prosecutor; his decision which will or will not result in ... Read More »