Technology has come a long way in recent years, and although police are using new technology to convict DUI defendants who might not have been convicted otherwise -- some DUI defendants are also using technology to succeed in their defenses. Here are three ways that DUI defense lawyers are beginning to use technology to help their clients:
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.
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 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.
A man in Colorado has been accused of driving while intoxicated after he drove his car into a new business.
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.
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.
For the Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement agencies all across Colorado decided to tally up their DUI arrests to see which district would end up with the most. A total of 102 agencies participated, providing a very good sample size.
You go out to eat, and they have mouthwash in the restroom. You're on a date, so you use some and feel grateful that they provided it for free. You pay the bill, hop in your car and then get pulled over as you leave the parking lot when you roll through a stop sign.
Maybe you have heard someone say you can still drive after one or two drinks. This may be true. However, before you hit the road, there are a few things you should know.