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September 2017 Archives

Driver arrested after rollover crash in Colorado Springs

A rollover crash resulted in the temporary closure of Highway 24 on a recent Sunday evening in Colorado Springs. Police claim that a man was speeding westbound along Highway 24 when he struck the back of another vehicle being driven by a woman who suffered serious injuries in the collision.

Acquiring a restraining order in Colorado

Victims of domestic violence, or any other violent crime, have a right to obtain a restraining order in an effort to protect themselves. This goes for those who are being stalked or otherwise abused by someone. The process to acquire a restraining order is cut and dry in Colorado and we will lay it out for you in today's post.

What are the long-term effects of being incarcerated?

Being charged with a crime, depending on the severity, can change your life forever. Even some of the most minor crimes can cause you to serve an extended part of your life in jail and/or on probation. There are different defenses you can use to have a charge either dropped or reduced. If not, what are the long-term effects of being incarcerated?

Consequences of menacing with a deadly weapon

Colorado has laws against the act known as "menacing." In Colorado, menacing involves knowingly placing someone "in fear of serious bodily injury" or attempting to do so. Menacing with a deadly weapon would be the act of threatening another person while brandishing a gun, knife or similar item.

Defenses to underage drunk driving

One of the worst decisions you can make in life is to drive under the influence of alcohol. You can make the situation worse by driving under the influence when underage. Underage drinking is, and always will be, a big problem in Colorado and across the country. Here are some possible defenses to underage drunk driving in Colorado.

Legal prescription drug use can lead to DUI charges

When you think of driving under the influence (DUI), you might automatically think of driving while impaired by alcohol or marijuana. However, impaired driving encompasses a lot more than these two instances. One aspect you might overlook is driving while you are impaired by prescription medications. Even if you are legally prescribed a certain type of medicine, you may not be able to drive when you take it if it is a controlled substance. 

Are smartphone Breathalyzer devices accurate?

Tiny blood alcohol concentration (BAC) testers have become popular attachments to modern day smartphones. These devices claim to function like mini Breathalyzer machines, which can evaluate a driver's state of alcoholic intoxication to determine if it's safe and legal for him or her to drive. However, are these devices accurate and could the use of one help prevent drivers from drinking and driving or getting into trouble with the law?

2 things to know about domestic violence in Colorado

A domestic violence accusation can cause serious problems for a Colorado resident. In some cases, for example, a father accused of domestic violence could be barred from seeing his children and living in his home. It could also result in an arrest and detainment in jail.

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