The Impact of Colorado's Blood Alcohol Limit on Your Rights and Responsibilities

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Douglas Thompson
Douglas ThompsonCar Insurance Specialist

Posted on Jan 28, 2023

1. Colorado's blood alcohol limit affects your rights and responsibilities in a number of ways. For example, if you are driving and have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, you are considered to be impaired by law and can be arrested and charged with a DUI.

2. Additionally, if you are caught driving with a BAC of .08 or higher, you will likely face harsher penalties, such as fines, license suspension, and even jail time.

3. It is important to remember that even if you are not driving, you can still be arrested for DUI if you are in control of a vehicle. For example, if you are seated in the driver's seat with the keys in the ignition, you could be charged with DUI.

4. It is also important to note that Colorado's blood alcohol limit is .08 for both drivers and passengers. This means that you can be arrested for DUI even if you are not the one driving.

5. If you are arrested for DUI in Colorado, you will likely need to go to court. In court, you will need to prove that you were not impaired at the time of your arrest. This can be difficult, especially if your BAC was high.

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