There is likely no one more aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol than a law enforcement officer. Officers observe the consequences of someone driving under the influence and the impact it can have on innocent victims. Sadly, serious crashes, injuries and deaths can occur as a result of someone operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, a law enforcement officer in Colorado has been recently arrested for a DUI, and he has likely sought the advice of a skilled criminal defense attorney.
From the moment you begin interacting with law enforcement during a traffic stop, they will do everything in their power to gather evidence against you. Understanding how dangerous certain interactions with law enforcement can be may lead you to try to assert your rights during an encounter.
The holiday season has arrived in Colorado and with it the festive party season. There is a significant increase in the number of parties and other social engagements in the month of December, and this can mean an increase in the number of people who are driving under the influence. This can increase the likelihood of a serious or even fatal accident.
Colorado drivers facing charges for driving under the influence may find themselves dealing with penalties that can range from time behind bars to loss of driving privileges. The severity of penalties and other consequences depends largely upon the driver's criminal history, particularly the number of previous drunk driving offenses on his or her record. One of the most significant consequences associated with a DUI in the state are the fines and fees a driver may have to pay.
There are many things factored in when an individual is issued criminal charges. The individual's actions during alleged crimes, previous criminal history and how questions are answered during an arrest can all factor into the outcome. Two men were recently charged with felonies, and their previous history and actions during a police pursuit could complicate their defense case. No matter the complication, Colorado criminal defense attorneys can advise an effective strategy to handle alleged crimes.