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Colorado DUI Blood Testing

By Timothy Bussey on May 9, 2023

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In Colorado, if you are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are required to be given an Express Consent Advisement. CRS 42-4-1301.1 states that a person suspected of driving under the influence shall be required to “take and complete, and to cooperate” in the taking of a test of the person’s breath or blood to determine their alcohol content. While a person can refuse a chemical test, a refusal comes with serious consequences. Most people choose a chemical test of their blood. This article will focus on what constitutes a valid blood test.

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Colorado Recently Changed the Waiting Period for License Reinstatement After Receiving a DUI

By Timothy Bussey on February 20, 2023

Glass of whiskey on a table next to car keys

On January 1, 2023, the law regarding when you can reinstate your license after a DUI suspension changed in Colorado. Prior to January 1, 2023, a person whose license was revoked for a first-time DUI had to wait at least 30 days after the revocation was effective before they could reinstate their license. Colorado changed this law for offenses occurring on or after January 1, 2023. The current law now allows for early reinstatement as early as the first day the revocation is active.

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How to Use the “No Driving Defense” in Colorado DUI Cases

By Timothy Bussey on January 20, 2023

If you’ve been charged with a DUI for drinking, you may be able to challenge the lab results in court. And there are also effective legal strategies for challenging driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) charges in Colorado.

When a police officer pulls you over and charges you with DUI, it’s clear that you were driving the vehicle. What if you are legally intoxicated, but the officer never actually sees you driving?

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The Main Signs Police Look for to Find Drunk Drivers

By Timothy Bussey on December 15, 2022

Drunk Driving Signs

Police officers receive special training to help them identify intoxicated drivers on the road. This training includes learning to look for specific behaviors that may indicate intoxication, such as swerving, speeding, or braking erratically. If a police officer suspects a driver may be intoxicated, they will likely pull the driver over for further investigation.

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New DUI Prevention Technology Is on the Way

By Timothy Bussey on November 30, 2022

According to a recent study, nearly one-third of all car accidents in the United States are caused by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Every year, hundreds of people are killed or injured in accidents caused by drunk drivers. These accidents often involve innocent bystanders who are caught in the crossfire. In addition to the human toll, these accidents also cause massive property damage and cost the state millions of dollars in lost productivity. To decrease the number of intoxicated drivers on the road, Congress has proposed new legislation requiring all automobiles to be equipped with advanced sobriety-testing technology.

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Can a DUI Effect Your Chances of Getting a Job?

By Timothy Bussey on October 25, 2022

If you are convicted of a DUI, it will likely influence your ability to get a job. Many employers will not hire someone with a DUI on their record, and even if they do, you may be required to disclose your conviction to potential employers. This can limit your job prospects and lead to you being passed over for positions you are otherwise qualified for. In some cases, a DUI conviction can also lead to the loss of your current job. If your job requires you to drive, a DUI may make you ineligible to continue working in that role. If you are convicted of a DUI, it is important to be honest about it with potential employers and to understand the potential implications of your conviction.

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How a DUI Can Affect Your Career

By Timothy Bussey on July 28, 2022

A DUI conviction can have devastating effects on your life, including possible jail time, probation, fines, and restrictions on your license. A conviction brings with it the requirement to take alcohol classes, complete an alcohol use evaluation, alcohol counseling, community service, and the completion of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving awareness class. On top of that, a DUI can gravely affect a person’s career.

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Top Five Things to Do If You are Arrested For DUI

By Timothy Bussey on July 2, 2022

The Bussey Law Firm PC is a longtime top law firm in Colorado with great experience in defending those accused of driving under the influence. We are often asked, what can I do after I’ve been arrested for a DUI. Let’s go through what might be the top five things that you can do if you have been arrested for DUI:

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DUI Prevention Technology Required for All New Cars Starting in 2026

By Timothy Bussey on February 19, 2022

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021. This federal law requires that advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology be installed as standard equipment in all new vehicles in the U.S., possibly as early as 2026. This is the Biden administration’s solution to rising drunk driving fatalities in recent years.

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Fighting a Wrongful DUI Charge in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on November 24, 2021

A completely sober person driving a vehicle can still be arrested for DUI in Colorado. False or wrongful DUI arrests are not uncommon. Police have the authority to arrest someone who is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They do not have the right to wrongfully charge a driver without a valid reason.

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