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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. 

Does it make sense to tell the officer you had only one beer?

When a police officer pulls you over, the best course of action is to cooperate fully. You certainly do not want to follow the lead of a Colorado Springs woman who kicked a cop and tried to bite another during a recent traffic stop. The officers arrested her on several charges.

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.

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