The complexities of a relationship -- especially relationships of couples who have been together for more than two decades -- may be difficult to fully understand. Unfortunately, some relationships experience serious conflict, often leaving someone facing a circumstance in which he or she sees no other option than to take action to protect one's personal safety. In fact, a representative for a Colorado woman who is accused of several felonies claims that some victims of domestic abuse have no option but to fight to protect themselves.
It is often said that the public cannot see what is occurring behind closed doors of a marriage and family life. Sadly, many suffer unseen distrust, anger, violence and emotional turmoil with spouses. One former Colorado city council member's private marital struggles have recently been made public after she was charged with felonies and misdemeanors following an argument with her spouse.
Getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado can leave you feeling like your whole life is going into a tailspin. Spending the night in jail is often only the beginning of the stress related to your arrest. There will be issues at work if your employer discovers you are facing charges, particularly if driving is part of your job.
When a person is accused of a crime, he or she is left facing multiple decisions. In most cases, it is difficult to fully appreciate the available options without legal training. In fact, a man in Colorado now faces multiple felonies and is likely relying upon legal assistance as he responds to the accusations against him.
Getting arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol means facing the uncertainty of the Colorado criminal justice system. It is possible that a driver may be able to plead to a lesser charge or that a skilled attorney can successfully challenge the blood alcohol concentration evidence. However, if the arrest results from an accident that leaves another driver injured, the charges may be more serious than DUI and may even include felonies.
On Dec. 30, 2018, another state began enforcing the strictest driving under the influence law ever seen in the country. While most states, including Colorado, will not arrest an adult driver for DUI unless the driver has a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent, a neighboring state will now charge people with DUI if they have a BAC of .05 percent. That is a significant change, one that every state is waiting to see if it proves an effective move at reducing drunk driving rates.