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Why failing a breathalyzer test does not always mean a conviction

When a police officer stops you based on suspicion of DUI, taking a breathalyzer test is typically part of the process. You comply, as Colorado law likely requires you to submit to chemical testing in this situation. Your test results exceed the legal limit of 0.08 blood alcohol concentration. Now what?

At this point, many people decide their case is not worth fighting. However, a DUI conviction can have some serious consequences. In fact, a breathalyzer test result may not always be the bulletproof piece of evidence people think it is. An experienced attorney can identify weaknesses in the case against you and develop a targeted strategy.

Key elements to a successful attorney relationship

Accidents occur on a daily basis. When the incident causes injury and is due to the negligence of one party, it may be possible to seek compensation for the accident

In such cases, an attorney can help to make sure that the claim process goes as smoothly as possible and that the claimant receives a just reward. To get the most out of this relationship, there are a few key elements claimants should be aware of.

Building a strong personal injury case: key evidence, part two

There are millions of people who live from paycheck to paycheck, so enduring physical trauma and having to miss work can be extremely straining and stressful. Those individuals may find a personal injury claim essential to helping them get back on their feet. Even those who do not have financial strain may feel entitled to compensation for their suffering, and rightfully so.

In order for claimants to receive the best possible award, they must build a strong case. A previous blog discussed why evidence is important. Now, here is a look at the different types of evidence that contribute to solidifying a case.

Building a strong personal injury case: key evidence, part one

Accidents in themselves are stressful events. Add on the ramifications of an accident, such as medical bills, time lost at work, and mental or emotional trauma, and some people have a long road of recovery ahead.

Thankfully, it may be possible for victims to file personal injury claims. In such instances, evidence can serve several different purposes.

Relevant laws for a Colorado auto accident

When you suffer injuries in an auto accident that is not your fault, you may face medical, emotional and financial issues. A personal injury claim can help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.

In order to get the most out of your claim, it is important that you understand what it all entails, especially the laws in Colorado. There is key legislation that may affect your case.

Drinking and driving just became a lot risker

Driving under the influence of alcohol is an unfortunately common occurrence in the Northern Colorado area. In the past, people who were convicted with a DUI may have been able to receive a relatively light punishment. Many first-time and repeat DUI offenders do not realize how dangerous it is for them to drive while under the influence of alcohol or other restricted substances. Law enforcement agencies nationwide are working around the clock to apprehend impaired drivers and discourage motorists from drinking and driving.

One enforcement tactic that makes it more difficult for repeat DUI offenders to dodge accountability is to change the law. But, what you might not know is how the law now handles repeat DUI offenders. People with multiple convictions for drinking and driving can end up with a felony or as a fourth-time DUI offender, where the chances of ending up behind bars or on a work release program are high. 

Key aspects to understand about a Colorado restraining order

The purpose of a restraining order is to protect people from harm or significant loss. However, there are times where citizens try to misuse a restraining order for their own gain.

If you face a restraining order due to false allegations, it may be possible to beat it. To do so, it is important you fully understand what the order entails.

Is your marriage really over or is it salvagable?

When facing the end of marriage in Colorado, many couples tend to rush through the process and ask questions later. That approach may seem like it is a good idea at the time. But many divorcees often end up regretting their hastiness in the long run. You may have your reasons for wanting to call it quits between you and your spouse, but those reasons may not be enough to justify ending your marriage. 

Divorce is not always the right resolution for couples who seem to be unhappy. Sometimes, the issues they are unhappy with are the result of not taking the right actions to correct them. Before you end your relationship with your spouse and file for divorce, ask yourself the following questions: 

Prescription medication and DUID charges in Colorado

Sometimes, following doctors' orders can land you in legal trouble. Many people who generally act cautiously and would never get behind the wheel after even one drink may overlook the impairment potential of their prescription medications.

Charges of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs can ensue even if you take your prescription completely according to instructions. Consuming any substance that affects your ability to drive may give rise to criminal charges.

4 benefits to business mediation

Mediation can be very helpful in dealing with your business discrepancies. Along with assisting you with understanding various business law matters, an attorney can also assist with mediating legal issues.

Whether your legal battle is within your company or with an affiliate, a mediation session may be right for you. There are several different benefits of business mediation.