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The risks and costs of a DUI in Colorado Springs

Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but it is inevitable that people do get behind the wheel after having had too much to drink. In every state, federal law limits the blood alcohol content of a driver to 0.08. In Colorado, however, police can cite drivers for "driving while ability impaired" for having a BAC of .05 to .079.

The police can mistakenly arrest diabetics for DUI

Many people with diabetes experience a condition known as hypoglycemia. This occurs when a person skips a meal, exercises too much or takes an excessive amount of insulin. Some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia include sweating, shakiness, confusion and slurred speech. Unfortunately, this condition exhibits similar symptoms to being under the influence of alcohol. As a result, the police mistakenly arrest many people for DUI each year.

What will destroy the accuracy of a Breathalyzer test?

Breathalyzer tests are not as accurate as most people think they are. In fact, criminal courts and criminal court judges are well aware of just how inaccurate these devices happen to be. For this reason, numerous defendants are able to successfully have their Breathalyzer test results thrown out of court, so they can't be used as evidence against them in drunk driving lawsuits. This is not possible in all cases, but in some cases, it certainly is.

Can you get arrested for drunk driving a horse?

When it comes to drunk driving charges, an infinite number of factual scenarios is possible. Nevertheless, most readers of this blog will agree that the following case takes the cake. Yes, to answer your question, you can get arrested for drunk driving a horse in Colorado and other areas of the United States. Several years ago, a man in Kentucky proved just that.

Do I need a lawyer for a DUI charge in Colorado?

Colorado law enforcement takes driving under the influence, or DUI, seriously. A conviction on a DUI charge can result in a permanent criminal record. That is a consequence that can negatively affect your future career opportunities, and potential military and educational options.

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