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SCRAM CAMs Track Milestone 500,000 Drunk Drivers

Law enforcement has come up with plenty of devices to help identify and monitor drunk driving. In 2003, Colorado-based Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS) launched the SCRAM CAM, a transdermal alcohol monitoring device that can tell when someone has been drinking by the content of their sweat. As of this month, the SCRAM CAM has reached a […]

When Should I Take a Breathalyzer Test?

In the immortal words of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “To blow, or not to blow – that is the question.” Okay, we might be remembering that wrong (it’s been a while since high school English class), but it’s an excellent question nonetheless. When pulled over for a suspected DUI and asked to blow into a breathalyzer, should you? What […]

Does Colorado Have a Drinking Problem?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Colorado really likes to party. The organization recently conducted their annual study on the consumption habits of Americans 12 and older and found that Colorado ranked as a top consumer of four substances: marijuana, alcohol, cocaine and opioid painkillers. Colorado was the only state to appear […]

What is a SCRAM CAM and How Does It Help DUI Enforcement?

After a DUI, it’s common for drivers (after a period of mandatory license suspension) to have to drive under the restrictions of an ignition interlock device, or IID. IIDs are devices installed in your vehicle that act as breathalyzers to ensure that you are not driving under the influence of alcohol. For repeat offenders, though, judges will […]

Happy Memorial Day! Follow These Tips to Stay Safe and Avoid a DUI!

Enjoying your three-day weekend? Us too! But you should know that Memorial Day is one of the most dangerous days to be on the road – in fact, it begins a period of time known as the “100 Deadliest Days.” Commit to responsibility today, and if you plan on drinking, follow these safety tips to […]

This is What Police Are Looking for When They Suspect You of DUI

There are certain behaviors that police are looking for when watching for suspected impaired driving. Though some of the behaviors indicative of DUI are fairly obvious, there are some you might not think of. Here’s a list of common indicators of drunk driving that might lead to a pullover, or if you’ve already been pulled over, a […]

Can I Lose My Concealed Carry Permit if I Get a DUI?

If you are a concealed carrier of firearms in Colorado, then you know that you should at no point be in possession of a firearm while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. But what happens if you are charged with impaired driving without a firearm? Can your concealed carry permit be revoked? Colorado has […]

Autobrewers and Affluenza: Strange, But Successful DUI Defenses

The Autobrewer Defense What would you do if everything you ate made you drunk? Ask one anonymous New York woman whose DUI charges were recently dismissed after she presented an incredibly unusual defense – her body is a brewery. There is a rare condition known as gut fermentation syndrome, or “auto-brewery syndrome,” and it is exactly what […]

What Does It Mean to Plead No Contest in a DUI Case?

If you are arrested and charged with drunk driving, there are a few possible outcomes. If the evidence against you is insufficient to prove the charges, you could be found not guilty; naturally, that’s the best case scenario. You could be convicted and face penalties under Colorado law. If you are a first time offender, you […]

D’oh! DUI?: New Jersey Bait-and-Switch

A New Jersey woman, leaving the bars after 3 in the morning, had a eureka moment as she sat in her car with her friend, contemplating her chances of being pulled over for drunk driving. It was a genius plan, she surmised, and devious, too. Almost foolproof. And she would’ve gotten away with it, too, if […]