As of now, there is no felony DUI law in Colorado, and that is true no matter how many times you are stopped for drunk driving. However, lawmakers are trying to draft a new felony law and get it on the books, and it appears that the governor has decided to make it a top priority.
In Jan. of this year, Colorado passed a measure to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Since that time, law enforcement officials around the state have ramped up efforts to identify those drivers who may be driving while high. Much like the public service campaigns waged against drinking and driving, the Colorado Department of Transportation recently kicked off the agency's "Drive-High, Get a DUI" public safety campaign.
Individuals who are arrested for DUI are often ill-prepared to deal with the possible fallout. A DUI arrest and subsequent conviction can be costly in many ways and potentially result in an individual losing the respect of family members and friends as well as his or her drivers' license. What's more, a DUI conviction may result in the loss of employment, housing and, in some cases, one's very freedom. Regardless of the circumstances of a DUI case, there are a number of things those facing these types of serious criminal charges should do and keep in mind.
This past Super Bowl weekend, many Colorado residents attended parties to cheer on their beloved Denver Broncos. Unfortunately, the weekend proved to be life changing in a negative way for both members of the Broncos team and 315 Colorado drivers. This number represents those drivers who were arrested by police officers throughout the state for suspicion of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol during Super Bowl weekend.