As we celebrate the end of a terrible 2020 and hoping for a better 2021
Celebrating means people will drink and, if you decide to drink and drive, it is very important that you understand some hard truths about that decision. If you are pulled over by the police, please cooperate. You are at a disadvantage if you fight the police. Police misconduct needs to be dealt with in a courtroom by an experienced attorney not on the side of a street.
However, please understand this. You are not required to give the police evidence that can be used against you in court. You have constitutional rights that you can invoke even in a DUI investigation.
Cooperation does not mean you are required give an extensive explanation to the police about what you have been doing. Cooperation does not mean you are required to do voluntary roadside maneuvers (sobriety tests).
The police may believe that you were driving under the influence and arrest you. If they have a reasonable belief, the law requires you to submit to a chemical test. Most people have heard of the .08% blood alcohol level. If your blood alcohol level is .08% or higher you will be charged with driving under the influence. However, it is still a crime to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05% or higher or, in some circumstances, .02% or higher.
Please call a Denver DUI defense attorney at 303-990-0621 or e-mail me at James@jpcolganlaw.com so that I can protect your rights if you are arrested for a DUI.