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3 things to know about underage drinking and driving in Colorado

In Colorado, the legal driving limit for Driving Under the Influence is 0.08. This means that if your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or higher -- and you are pulled over by police -- you will most likely end up being arrested and ticketed for driving under the influence. If you are stopped and have a blood alcohol content of 0.05 to 0.079, you will likely be charged with Driving While Ability Impaired. However, if you are under the age of 21, even a much lower blood alcohol content will result in a criminal charge.

What Are The Penalties For A First-Time DUI In Colorado?

Many people in Colorado have faced charges related to driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol or both at some point in their lives. However, it would be a mistake to assume that because it is a common offense it does not need to be taken seriously. In fact, DUI and DUID charges carry serious penalties in Colorado - even for your first offense.

How To Challenge A DUI Charge

We have all heard stories of people being charged with DUI. She was out at a friend's house smoking pot or a bar having a couple glasses of wine. When it came time to drive home, she felt fine. Soon, however, there were flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror. A fun night with friends ended in a DUI charge.

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