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DUI manslaughter: Ordinary negligence versus gross negligence http://bit.ly/2r0PzTw
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Merry Christmas! Stay safe out there. Know your rights, and if you don't, ask a lawyer!
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Riding a bicycle drunk can lead to a DUI http://bit.ly/2zNN5YD
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Too drunk to drive? Be careful if you want to take an in-car nap http://bit.ly/2AaBJB8
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What is wrongful arrest and can you resist it? http://bit.ly/2xMYG8v
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Sexting Can Bring Steep Penalties for Colorado Teens
Take a look at this article about the potential legal consequences of sexting for minors in Colorado. A recent scandal involving over 100 students has called attention to the serious penalties that teens may face, since state law still treats sexting as child pornography. Learn more about these sanctions and the potential complicating factors in teen sexting cases.
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Understanding Colorado assault charges
Take a look at this article about assault charges in Colorado. Read more to learn what constitutes assault in the state, as well as the potential penalties for convictions. Under Colorado state law, there are three primary variations of assault charges – third-degree, second-degree and first-degree assault. The level of offense that a person is charged with varies based on factors, such as the circumstances of the altercation and the victim’s situation. Depending on the level of assault that people are charged with, they could face serious penalties, including a prison term and fines.
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Marijuana DUID not always backed up by science
Check out this article about what effect marijuana has on driver impairment. Since Colorado legalized marijuana use, police have been cracking down on drivers who may be under the influence of marijuana. Scientific studies, however, are divided over what threat, if any, marijuana poses on Colorado's roads and highways. Additionally, experts say that measuring impairment caused by marijuana is notoriously difficult since people react to marijuana use in very different ways.
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Multiple DUI could become a felony in 2015
Check out this article about a bill recently introduced in the Colorado General Assembly that would make DUI a felony charge in some cases. The bill proposes making a third or fourth DUI charge—depending on the time frame—a felony offense. A felony is considerably more serious than the current misdemeanor DUI charge on the state's books. The proposal, while well-meaning, could prove overly expensive and may not help effectively prevent drunk driving, critics say.
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Minor DUI Breath or Blood Test Mistakes Can Be Impactful
Take a look at this article about the consequences alleged DUI offenders might face because of errors in chemical testing. Breath or blood test mistakes that stem from lab or test protocol breaches are relatively uncommon and often seemingly small. However, when these mistakes occur, they can cause result in wrongful convictions or serious penalty escalations.
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