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2018

Can I refuse a breath or blood test in Colorado?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 31, 2018
Question: If a police officer pulls me over and suspects that I am driving while impaired or intoxicated by alcohol, marijuana, or another drug, can I just refuse to take a breath or blood test? What happens if I refuse?  Answer: You can refuse to take a chemical test. Pursuant to Colorado’s Express Consent...
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3 common questions about financial aid and drug convictions

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 30, 2018
There are serious legal consequences to getting caught with drugs. In addition, a drug-related criminal conviction could limit your eligibility for federal financial aid. Depending on your financial situation, this could mean that you might end up having to take out expensive student loans or take time off from school until you meet the...
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3 myths about minor in possession tickets

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 30, 2018
Receiving a minor in possession ticket can be scary, especially if this is your first time getting into trouble with the law. You most likely know a friend — or even several friends — who have been in a seemingly similar boat. However, do not assume their situation is the same as yours. While...
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Stress turns some college students to study drugs

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 30, 2018
There is a lot riding on getting good grades in college. Add to this the sheer workload of having multiple classes — with mandatory papers, projects and tests — and it’s no wonder so many college students are completely stressed out. Walk around a campus and you can feel the stress, as students rush...
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Worried about distracted drivers? You should be.

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 29, 2018
Reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road has been a multi-faceted approach. There are campaigns aimed to educate drivers and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving who work to educate, while also pushing for stricter drunk driver-related policies. Add to this the steep penalties a driver faces for drunk driving and guess...
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What can we do to prevent fatal accidents?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 25, 2018
While cities like Denver and Boulder have adopted action plans with the goal of reducing the number of traffic fatalities to zero, the number of people actually killed in car accidents in Colorado saw an increase in 2017. Naturally, this is leading some to question just how well these plans are working. More than...
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Review: Alcotest 9510 source code flawed, challenged in courts

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 21, 2018
The Alcotest 9510, a breath testing machine used by numerous police agencies, has been challenged in court in several states. Now, a report from two software engineering consultants who reviewed its source code has been distributed. That report is no longer available for intellectual property reasons, but the consultants expressed serious concerns about the...
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