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Were you charged with a drunk driving offense? You're not alone

The last blog post referenced a survey that produced a surprising statistic about impaired driving in Colorado: Most of those arrested for this offense are men. However, there was another surprising statistic in addition to this one: Approximately 27,000 people were arrested for impaired driving offenses in Colorado in the 2016 calendar year.

Many Colorado DUI cases involve males in their 20s

To better understand DUI arrests in Colorado, a study was carried out to examine who got arrested, using data from 2016. What it found is that young men made up a very hefty percentage of the arrests, with about 33 percent of all cases involving males in their 20s.

Police cannot influence you to drive drunk just to arrest you

Police are supposed to enforce the law, but that does not mean they can go out of their way to convince you to break it just so that they can arrest you. Doing so is known as entrapment. If you do get arrested in this fashion, you may be able to use that entrapment as a defense, essentially claiming that you would have followed the law without police involvement.

Driver facing DUI allegations after almost hitting auditorium

A driver was involved in an accident in downtown Colorado Springs, as his or her truck left the road and nearly smashed into the Colorado Springs City Auditorium. Police suspect that the driver may have possibly been engaging in road rage and been drunk behind the wheel.

Why do so many people drink and drive?

Drinking and driving is a common phenomenon despite the fact that virtually everyone knows it is illegal and dangerous. People drink alcohol and get behind the wheel even when they know the risks. Astonishingly, more than four million adults in the United States admit to driving while drunk. This results in arrests and many deadly accidents. More than 10,000 people died in 2013 from drunk driving. 

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. 

2 unusual drunk driving defenses

No two drunk driving arrests are ever the same. Each will come with its own unique set of facts and circumstances. In some cases, the prosecution will present a strong case -- with irrefutable evidence -- that is virtually guaranteed to result in a conviction. In other cases, it's clear that the defendant has the upper hand and should aggressively defend against the charges all the way to trial if necessary.

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