Police Chief Gerald Whitman may not be the head of Denver’s police department for much longer, but he is making waves on his way out. He has proposed a change in procedures for when officers or other local criminal justice employee or public officials are pulled over for drunk driving. [Read more…]
The eighth judicial district has a new court dedicated specifically to DUI cases. The Larimer County based court started taking cases July 1 and comes on the heels of a fairly successful drug court in the same district. The system is recognizing the effectiveness of specialized courts in cases where alcohol and drug abuse are a central factor. [Read more…]
A 39 year old Tennessee man is facing multiple charges after he drove his 18 wheeler through the Prospect development in Longmont, Colorado. The man is said to be responsible for taking out fences and trees while also hitting parked cars and homes. [Read more…]
Just this week, news hit that the Metro Crime Lab that serves Colorado Springs has supplied at least 82 flawed DUI blood test results. At this time it isn’t clear how many people this will affect but defense lawyers, the District Attorney, and even the Revenue Department are running serious damage control. [Read more…]
It’s no secret that the sentence you face for a DUI charge depends on the judge who hears your case. There has always been an aspect of discretion when you go to court, but this report from the Denver Post reveals just how big of a difference the judge assigned to your case can make.
The Colorado DUI law on the books states for a 2nd offense DUI, you will serve at least 10 day in jail and up to 1 year. However, because another law allows judges to impose alternative sentencing, they grey area of what you will actually end up serving is widened.
From the fines you are ordered to pay to the jail term you have to serve, being assigned the right judge or getting pulled over in the right county can make all the difference in the world to your DUI case. For instance, Judge Murray sentenced 411 out of 420 repeat offenders to jail in a four year study.
If you go before her for a third DUI offense, it is very likely you will serve the maximum one year in jail.
The fact is, alternatives exist and depending not only on your judge, but your cases specific circumstances, you could be allowed to serve your sentence while in your own home, abiding by curfews and house arrest terms.
Even a first time DUI carries a potential jail term. For your first DUI conviction you face a potential 5 days to one year in jail. In addition, you will serve community service, pay fines, and lose your license for a period of time.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Colorado, as a whole, takes drunk driving incidences very seriously. While your chances of getting a get out of jail free card may be increased depending on who is on the bench, you will have some repercussions and they aren’t at all good.
If you are facing a DUI charge you want to ensure you choose the right defense attorney who is ready to work diligently on your case. Call me today and we can discuss the specifics of your charges and what they might mean to you.
Deep within the Colorado state Constitution and within the Denver Police Department’s policies lies a little known law designed to give preferential treatment to Legislators. In addition, the Constitution states that for no reason should a law maker be arrested in a way that would interfere with them working during session.
These interesting laws may seem absurd but won’t likely be changed at any time soon.
The DUI portion states that if a lawmaker is pulled over and suspected of DUI they should be cited for the offense that got them pulled over and nothing else. In addition to letting the law maker go without DUI charges, the officer is to arrange for transportation for the Legislator. The only exception to this is when the DUI caused an accident that resulted in injury or death. [Read more…]
Sandra Lee Jacobson is not new to handcuffs or to criminal charges, but this is the first time she has been accused of causing someone’s death. In fact, Ms. Jacobson is accused of killing two women in a wreck that occurred on January 28th in Denver.
Looking as her record as displayed in this Denver Post article, one may wonder how she was still on the road. Her license, in fact was suspended and she should not have been driving that fateful morning. She was, however, and was reportedly intoxicated as well.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Jacobson has had several brushes with the law and even been involved in a prior accident that causes serious injury to a Denver man. She had several incidences of speeding, reckless and careless driving, and DUI. She even has an outstanding charge of possession of a Tiger. The public is angry that this woman was not behind bars for her probation violations and was instead allowed to be out in the community. [Read more…]