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4 Tips for Avoiding a DUI Charge in Colorado

Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in every state. Colorado will most likely be able to see if you have been convicted in another state. It's dangerous for everyone involved. The consequences of a DUI conviction include fines, jail time, license suspension, and even loss of driving privileges.

Here's how to avoid getting pulled over by police.

If you're planning to drink alcohol while driving, make sure you plan ahead. You should never drink and drive. Also, keep an eye out for signs of impairment. If you experience any symptoms, don't drive. Pilots have a saying: "12 hours between bottle and throttle". Follow it and everyone will be safe.

Know the Law.

It's not enough to just avoid drinking and driving; you also need to know what constitutes impaired driving. In Colorado, there are six different levels of impairment.

  1. Level 1 - Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): 0.02% or higher for minor drivers.
  2. Level 2 - BAC: 0.04% to 0.049% for pilots and truck drivers.
  3. Level 3 - BAC: 0.050% to 0.079% DWAI
  4. Level 4 - BAC: 0.080% to 0.149 DUI
  5. Level 5 - BAC: 0.150 and above Persistant Drunk Driver
  6. Level 6 - BAC: 0.200 and above mandatory 10 day detention first conviction DUI

Be Prepared.

If you're pulled over by police, you should do everything possible to avoid getting arrested. This includes being prepared with the right documents and having an understanding of how to handle yourself during the stop.

Drive Safely.

  1. You need to understand what constitutes driving under the influence (DUI) and what penalties you face if you're convicted.
  2. Have the right documentation. Make sure you have your driver's license, proof of insurance, and registration card.
  3. Keep calm. Don't panic when stopped by police. Stay cool and act as though nothing has happened.
  4. Keep quiet. You have a right to remain silent.

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