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Jail time is mandatory for Colorado's felony DUI offenders

If a Colorado law enforcement official pulls you over and believes you were drinking before getting behind the wheel, you may face serious repercussions if convicted. While even first-time Colorado driving under the influence offenders face serious penalties, as you might expect, those penalties compound considerably if you have received prior DUI convictions within a certain period.

Understanding how aging affects BAC

Alcohol affects everyone differently. Even if your blood alcohol concentration is below the legal limit of .08 percent, you may still face arrest for DUI if a police officer suspects you are under the influence. This can certainly happen to older individuals who can sometimes be more susceptible to intoxication than younger people. 

Does it make sense to tell the officer you had only one beer?

When a police officer pulls you over, the best course of action is to cooperate fully. You certainly do not want to follow the lead of a Colorado Springs woman who kicked a cop and tried to bite another during a recent traffic stop. The officers arrested her on several charges.

Understanding your Miranda rights

Hopefully you will never find yourself in a situation where a Colorado law enforcement officer wants to question you about a criminal or potentially criminal matter. If and when such an occasion arises, however, you need to know that you do not have to answer the officer's questions unless and until you have a criminal defense attorney by your side to protect your rights.

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