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March 2015 Archives

Work with us to build strong drugged driving defense

In a recent post, we wrote about the importance of working with an experienced attorney in cases involving DUI charges based on marijuana impairment. The issue is an important one with more Coloradans legally making use of the drug, whether for medical or recreational purposes. This is all the more true given that the law regarding marijuana DUI is not well-established.

Colorado man facing vehicular homicide charges after crash

A Colorado man is currently facing charges in connection with an accident that occurred earlier this month in Aurora. The accident, which involved three vehicles in a chain reaction crash, left a man and a woman dead.  The man who is responsible for the crash apparently turned himself in to police, who say he had just left a bar and was speeding immediately prior to the accident. He has since been charged with vehicular homicide and drunken driving.

Reminder: you can be charged with DUID based on marijuana use

Back in late January, the Colorado State Patrol released statewide new data on driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence from 2014. Among the interesting statistics were that, out of a total of 5,500 tickets related to drugs and alcohol—354 of them were issued solely for marijuana use. Around 18.5 percent of all DUI or DUID citations included some sort of marijuana offense.

Bill would impose penalties on repeat DUI offenders

Most people assume that multiple drunk-driving convictions results in progressively more serious charges. In most states, that is indeed the case, but in Colorado and a handful of other states, it is possible for an individual to not face felony DUI charges even after multiple DUI convictions. If a bill currently under consideration in the House is passed, though, that would change.