Avoid a July 4th DUI: Know Your Rights in DUI Stops [Infographic]
July 2, 2016

This holiday weekend, Colorado law enforcement authorities will be out in full force, looking to arrest any motorist suspected of being impaired. If you do end up being stopped by a police officer this weekend for suspicion of DUI, knowing your rights – and what to do versus not do – during the stop can […]

4 Missteps that Could Hurt Your DUI Defense Case
May 6, 2016

Being accused of drunk or stoned driving can be stressful, scary and frustrating. What you do after DUI charges have been filed against you, however, can make a big difference in the strength of your defense case moving forward. And that can impact how favorable the resolution to your DUI case ends up being. To […]

Colorado Felony DUI Bill: Bill Weakened to Appease Opposition, Address Cost Concerns
April 9, 2015

The Colorado felony DUI bill (HB-1043) that is currently making its way through the state legislature has recently been revised, with some of its provisions weakened in an effort to address cost concerns and appease the opposition to this bill. In particular, the revisions to the Colorado felony DUI bill have resulted in: Felony charges […]

343 DUI Arrests Made in Colorado over NYE Enforcement Period
January 10, 2015

Over the 2014 New Year’s Eve (NYE) enforcement period, 343 DUI arrests were reportedly made by law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado, according to data recently released by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). This enforcement period, which started on December 30th and ended on January 5th, was the last of 12 stepped-up DUI enforcement periods […]

Controversial Colorado DUI Case May Be Reviewed by SCOTUS this Month
January 5, 2015

The attorneys general from more than 12 states have asked the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) to review a controversial Colorado DUI case. Some of specific issues central to the case include: When police should and should not have the legal authority to take blood samples from unconscious DUI suspects without having warrants to […]

6 Things that Can Affect Eye Witness Testimony (Pt. 3)
December 24, 2014

Ending our blog series 6 Things that Can Affect Eye Witness Testimony, below we will point out a few more issues that can render eye witness testimony less reliable than it may seem. More Issues that Can Impact the Reliability of Eye Witness Testimony 5 – How eye witnesses are asked about their memories of […]

6 Things that Can Affect Eye Witness Testimony (Pt. 2)
December 16, 2014

Resuming 6 Things that Can Affect Eye Witness Testimony (Pt. 1), below, we will reveal a few more issues that can contribute to unreliable eye witness testimony. Additional Things that Can Make Eye Witness Testimony Problematic 3 – Eye witnesses being victims of the alleged crime While victims of crime can provide powerful eye witness […]

6 Things that Can Affect Eye Witness Testimony (Pt. 1)
December 8, 2014

Although eye witnesses may seem to provide strong evidence in criminal cases, the reality is that: Eye witnesses can misremember things and/or misidentify people – In fact, as the Innocence Project reports, eye witness testimony is the single biggest contributing factor in wrongful convictions in the U.S., playing a role in more than 70 percent […]

Denver Police Department Requests 800 Body Cameras
October 12, 2014

In preparation for the annual state budget proposal, the Denver police department has requested funding for 800 cameras to be worn by police officers at all times. Police-worn cameras caught media attention after the shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. In Brown’s shooting, […]

Colorado Requests US Supreme Court Weigh in on DUI Laws
October 12, 2014

In June, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of People v. Schaufele relating to whether police needed a warrant to perform an involuntary blood draw to test for alcohol. The Colorado Supreme Court followed the ruling of the US Supreme Court in the case of Missouri v. McNeely wherein the […]