Jim Forslund's
Glove Compartment
Guide for Drivers
Stopped for DUI in Colorado

  1. Do not answer any questions other than name and address.

  2. Do not agree to perform roadside tests.

  3. Do not agree to have your eyes tested.

  4. Choose a blood test if you are sure you are under the limit.

  5. If a blood test is not possible, take a breath test but make sure your request was noted.

  6. Be polite. Produce requested documents.

Call 303-761-6067

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  1. You have a right to be slient under the 5th Amendment. Anything you sy may be used against you.

  2. Roadside tests are not mandatory. You may be giving evidence against youself.

  3. There other causes of horizontal gaze nystagmus,

  4. Breath test results can not be verified.

  5. They have to justify not giving you a blood test.

  6. Under the new felony law, the stakes are now much higher if you have three prior lifetime convictions any where in the US. If you have priors and if you could be over the limit, refuse all testing.
  7. Not cooperating and being uncooperative only makes matters worse.

Field sobriety tests (FSTs), also referred to as standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs), are a battery of tests used by police officers to determine if a person suspected of impaired driving is intoxicated with alcohol or other drugs. FSTs (and SFSTs) are primarily used in the US, to meet "probable cause for arrest" requirements (or the equivalent), necessary to sustain an alcohol-impaired driving (DWI or DUI) conviction based on a chemical blood alcohol test.

Portable breathalyzers aren't foolproof but will give you a relatively accurate BAC test. Just remember: Even if your BAC is below levels for driving restrictions, you should still find another way home if you feel impaired.

When you breathe into a breathalyzer, sensors measure the alcohol content of your breath. In Colorado, you can be charged with driving while ability impaired if your blood alcohol content is 0.05 or higher and driving under the influence with a BAC of 0.08 or higher. Home