Colorado may have certain progressive policies, but it is not a drug free-for-all. State officials are tough on substance crimes, and even a slight chance of conviction should be taken seriously.
When you watch TV shows chronicling police officers or lawyers, you may hear the phrase "assault and battery." This is usually used to describe one person physically harming another by striking him or her with something.
Prior to 2015, any drunk driving offense was a misdemeanor. However, the current law makes the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while ability impaired more severe.