Arrest for a DUI, DWAI or DUID is a scary and confusing time. Each situation is extremely personal and unique. I will work closely with you on the specifics of your case and shepherd you through each step. You will understand each decision and possible outcome along the way.
It is absolutely imperative that you seek competent, experienced legal advice BEFORE you appear in court. Do NOT assume that your cooperation with roadside tests and a breathalyzer, automatically makes you guilty.
DUI involves the criminal charges of driving under the influence and a separate civil case brought by the Colorado DMV to suspend your driver’s license. Driving under the influence is a misdemeanor criminal offense in Colorado.
If you are arrested for driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater, or if you refuse a breath or blood test, the DMV will attempt to suspend or revoke your driver’s license. You have seven days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the DMV. Do not let this time deadline lapse.
To protect your driver’s license, it is essential to seek a lawyer’s advice as soon as possible. It’s important to evaluate your case with an experienced lawyer like myself before you decide whether you want the police officer at your hearing.
Many people also have the mistaken idea that DWAI (driving while ability impaired, which is typically a lower BAC than .08) is the only plea bargain for DUI charges. If your attorney can find mistakes by the police officer, you may be able to obtain a much better plea bargain or even beat the charges.
Serving clients in the Pitkin County, Eagle County and Garfield County Courts from Aspen to Vail to Rifle.