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  • Can I get a Colorado license after getting a dui in California?

    I received it in 2014 completed dui class and fine payment, however moved to Colorado before applying for a restricted license

    John’s Answer

    If there is a restriction on your California license, you must resolve that before Colorado will issue a license.

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  • If there is a police report on a domestic dispute how do i know if i am being charged?

    My boyfriend and i got into an argument last night he started a police report. He wrote a statment and did not sign it. I haven't heard a thing from law enforcement he is upset wishes he didn't do it. How do i know whats going on

    John’s Answer

    First things first. DO NOT SPEAK TO THE POLICE without a lawyer present. Absolutely no good will come from that.

    Did the officer leave contact information with your boyfriend? If so, the easiest thing to do would be hire a lawyer and have them contact the police to determine the status of the complaint.

    There are a lot of unknown factors that would need to be answered before anyone can offer a more concrete answer. You shouldn't post more details on this public forum. Your best bet is to contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss this matter in more detail. Many of us offer a free, initial consultation. Take advantage of this.

    Best of luck to you.

    John Buckley
    Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

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  • I received a ticket for following too closely Section 1008 code 142

    I received a ticket for following too closely but was back a ways and the cop was behind me. What proof does he have? and how can I fight it, if its his word over mine?

    John’s Answer

    He may have dashboard camera footage or body camera footage. His testimony at trial would certainly be admissible.

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  • When is the statute of limitations on traffic tickets

    I have some unpaid traffic tickets in Colorado for a couple of accidents I had about 8 years ago. And I need to know if there is a statute of limitations for this offense?

    John’s Answer

    There is a common misconception about how the statute of limitations applies in these kinds of cases. It refers to the length of time in which the prosecution has to file charges against you. They did that when they issued the ticket itself. If you have stalled on your responsibility to pay the tickets, you do not get to benefit from stalling.

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  • How do i know if i am going to jail for missing my pretrial for my dui.

    I forgot what day it was.. Found out it was today.. I have no way to get there today should i call them

    John’s Answer

    Beg, borrow, but don't steal a car. Call a cab or Uber. Get to the courthouse if possible. If not, as others have suggested, contact the clerk. You will need to "add on" to the docket in the next couple of days...tomorrow if possible. Get to the courthouse first thing. What you are hoping to avoid is a bench warrant being issued for your arrest.

    Again, as others have said, hire a lawyer to protect all of your rights.

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  • Can I get my blood test results prior to my court date in a Dui case? how do they prove that you were high while driving?

    I got pulled over after drinking 2 bud light before cop was suspicious so he made do roadside tests never told me how I did but was suspicious that I had been high (which I wasn't but had smoked 3 days prior so the would of been thc in my blood) s...

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    You can contact the district attorney's office and ask for your "discovery" which is a fancy lawyer word for all of the police reports, lab reports, etc. that the DA has in your file. Depending on which DA, you will either get everything on a CD or printed out for you.

    As to your THC level - if you hadn't smoked for 3 days, you should be fine. The only true issue in a DUI case involving marijuana is the amount of ACTIVE THC in your blood. The THC metabolites that hang around for a long time do not prove impairment.

    If either your THC or alcohol levels come in above the limit, you can also have the second tube of blood tested by an independent laboratory.

    As you can see, these cases can get complicated. You might want to sit down with a DUI defense attorney in Denver to discuss all of your options.

    Best of luck to you.

    John Buckley
    Denver DUI Defense Attorney
    www.buckleycriminallaw.com

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  • Can I be charged with a dui And Careless driving While at my residence

    If I was charged the DUi At my residence With refusal of any kind of testing Accused of odor of alcohol Glassy eyes Balance normal And distinct non impaired speech Is this sufficient evidence for a dui

    John’s Answer

    What evidence do the police have that you drove or "operated" a motor vehicle?

    With some evidence of the above, yes they can accuse you of DUI with this evidence. The important question is can they prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. You need to discuss this case in more detail with a qualified DUI defense attorney. Many of us in Denver will offer a free initial consultation. Take advantage of this. Remember that you only have 7 days in which to request a hearing with the DMV to protect your driving privileges.

    Best of luck to you.

    John Buckley
    Denver DUI Defense Attorney
    www.buckleycriminallaw.com

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  • Can I get a med card after dui conviction?

    I'm in boulder county. I was arrested for driving on pot and xanax. I face a dui drug charge. I also have a severe knee injury and am going to have to have surgery soon and I suffer from debilitating pain from a nerve injury. Is there any room in ...

    John’s Answer

    If you are convicted and face probation, the law requires an individualized assessment of each probationer who is requesting the use of medical marijuana. However, this assessment is done by the probation department and, as you can imagine, they ain't exactly fans of weed.

    What you will need to do is get documentation from a physician that marijuana is truly the only avenue of treatment appropriate for you. Even with this, you are facing an uphill battle.

    Your best bet is to beat the DUI charge. My advise is to contact a DUI lawyer in Boulder county. I suggest Lenny Frieling. He's an ace on these kind of cases.

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  • What is the basic time requirement for the interlock device?

    I plead guilty to a DUI and completed all terms and agreements asked of me successfully in April of this year. I was under the impression of having the interlock device for 2 years. I was a first time offender and I did not decline a breathalyzer ...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Lucas.

    Additionally, the length of requirement for the interlock is initially determined by your alcohol level for the DUI arrest. If it was greater than .15, the requirement is for 24 months. The clock doesn't begin to run from the date of the installation but rather the date of your early reinstatement. That would line up with the October removal timeline.

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  • Was asked to perform drug test for because I smell like weed I passed it and still got fired

    My boss asked me to take a drug test because I smelled like weed and passed still got fired

    John’s Answer

    I'm assuming that you are asking about what you can do about a wrongful termination of employment. Therefore, I'm going to suggest that the question be posted in the employment law section.

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