Grand Junction Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Blog
With massive machines traveling at high speeds all across the country every day, it is no wonder car accidents are so devastating. Whenever these vehicles collide with each other—or with someone less protected, like a cyclist or pedestrian—everyone involved is bound to suffer a serious injury. Thankfully, as car technology advances, the industry finds new ways to help prevent accidents from happening altogether and keep everyone safe when they do occur.
As cannabis use has been legal in Colorado since 2012, many rules and regulations have had to be drawn up in regard to people driving while high. Marijuana, like alcohol, can impair your reaction time, making it dangerous to drive after smoking or consuming the drug. However, testing for recent marijuana use is difficult at best and almost impossible at worst. That is why, in a new age with legal recreation marijuana use, you should know your rights when it comes to roadside testing.
There was once a time when an order taking a week or more to arrive was the standard. These days two-day shipping reigns supreme, thanks, in part, to Amazon and their Prime subscription services. However, as our deliveries have faster and faster turnaround times, our roads become congested with delivery vans, all rushing to get their packages dropped off on time. This demand for fast service has, sadly, led to more dangerous roadways.
No matter how responsibly and defensively you drive, other drivers still make poor and negligent decisions. Unfortunately, driving is a fact of life. We drive to work, to the grocery store, and to the houses of our loved ones. Not driving, for many of us living in Grand Junction, simply isn’t an option. But changing your commute to minimize your risk is. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most dangerous intersections in Grand Junction, so that we can do our part to help keep people safe while on the roads.
Skiing is an exhilarating sport, and the Colorado slopes are known across the globe for having some of the best resorts for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. As the ski industry brings millions of visitors to the state each year, Colorado lawmakers have enacted a piece of legislation, the Colorado Ski Safety Act. This act limits the liability of ski resorts when a skier is injured.
Being attacked and bitten by a dog is a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. Certain breeds of dogs can cause extensive physical damage, particularly when they attack children. Unfortunately, dog bites are a frequent occurrence in Mesa County. It is best to be prepared and know what steps to take in case you are bitten.
Family relationships can be complicated, even at the best of times. Unfortunately, a family dispute that escalates can bring severe consequences. The police may arrive at your home if called by a member of your household, a neighbor, or another person who heard a loud argument. Once law enforcement arrives at your door, one of the parties could be facing a domestic violence charge.
Colorado was the first of ten states and Washington, D.C., to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but it has never been allowed on the road. Under CRS 42-4-1301 of the Colorado Code, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal. It does not matter if the drug is illegal, prescription, over-the-counter, or legal for recreational use, as in the case of marijuana.
In May 2019, voters in Denver chose to decriminalize psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms. Initiative 301, which made arrests for possession of “magic mushrooms” the lowest law enforcement priority in the city and county, passed with a narrow 50.5% of the vote. For nearly 50 years, psilocybin has been classified as a Schedule I drug. This legislation mimics Denver’s vote to decriminalize cannabis in 2005.
It’s no secret that impaired driving puts you at greater risk of being involved in an accident, as your motor skills and reaction times are greatly reduced. Therefore, it is a violation of the law in the State of Colorado to drive with a blood alcohol level in excess of .05% or when your ability to drive is impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both so that you are less able to safely drive – even to the slightest degree.
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.
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