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Warrants do not allow for DUI blood draws

A DUI conviction can have serious consequences on a driver, so it is necessary that police have the required evidence to convict someone of the crime. A blood test can often confirm if a driver had any drugs or alcohol in their system while driving, but obtaining it...

What happens if I miss my DUI court date?

Facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge can be stressful. A DUI charge can result in expensive fines, jail time and a license suspension upon conviction. No one would like to face those punishments, which is why some people charged with DUI skip their court...

“Blackout Wednesday” and increased DUI patrols

Whether people are getting together with out-of-town friends, family or vacationing co-workers, individuals see the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as the start to not only an extra-long weekend, but a way to kick off the entire holiday season. Unfortunately, with so...

What is the difference between a DUI and DWAI?

Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) may sound like different names for the same thing, but there are slight differences between these two offenses. DWAI versus DUI A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher is the...

Is DUI school in your future?

Few events have the potential to interfere with your social life more than an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. After all, not only may you lose your driving privileges, but you may also have to pay an expensive fine or maybe even spend some time...

Does a DUI arrest mean you have an alcohol problem?

The fact that you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI does not mean you have an alcohol abuse problem. But it could be a warning sign. Colorado law thinks so. Most jurisdictions give judges the power to order a defendant convicted of DUI to undergo evaluation for...

An overview of field sobriety tests while high

If a patrol officer conducts a traffic stop and suspects that the driver is under the influence of a drug, it is difficult to ascertain whether their suspicion is correct. In the departments that have them, a drug recognition expert (DRE) determines if the full DRE...

4 factors that determine blood alcohol concentration

The ratio of alcohol to blood in your body is your blood alcohol concentration. Because it can be difficult to determine the extent of impairment due to alcohol by subjective means, law enforcement and the courts often rely heavily on BAC when making an arrest for or...

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