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Boulder DUI Attorney

Charged with drunk driving? We can help.

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, taking immediate action and contacting a Boulder DUI lawyer from the Lancaster Law Office can mean the difference between a conviction and a case dismissal. We prepare all of our cases as if they are going to trial and our meticulous preparation for the defense can lead to identifying serious flaws in the case against you.

Many people choose to just plead guilty and take the penalties. In an astonishing number of cases, after a focused review of the evidence, we find viable defense opportunities that can result in a more favorable outcome, such as:

  • A case dismissal
  • Reduced charges
  • Alternatives to jail or prison

We urge you to contact our Boulder defense office as soon as possible after your arrest, and before the case progresses further. In many cases, our early involvement results in the matter being solved prior to court.

Contact Lancaster Law Office LLC today at (303) 569-8410 for DUI defense.

You Only Have 1 Week To Save Your License After A DUI Arrest

After an arrest for drunk driving has occurred, you should immediately get in contact with a seasoned DUI lawyer at once. The longer you wait, the less chance you have of finding an optimum outcome in your case. You will have less than ten days to secure representation if you wish to defend yourself at your license suspension hearing at the DMV.

Many people do not realize that a DUI charge actually has two parts to it. The first includes a DMV hearing to review the suspension of your driving privileges. The second part is a criminal hearing which is done in front of a judge. Should you speak to an attorney at our firm within 7 days of your arrest, you will be able to have legal representation at your hearing. In some cases, you will even be able to have your DUI defense lawyer appear on your behalf. To learn more about the DMV hearing and the benefits of having an attorney during this process, call our firm today!

DUI Cases We Can Handle

Defending a DUI charge takes know-how and experience. We have worked within the criminal justice system for years and have a proven record of success in defending our clients in a variety of DUI offenses. We are well-versed in DUI defense, no matter whether we are taking on a first DUI offense or if our client has had multiple DUI arrests and is now being accused with having a blood alcohol concentration of over 0.2%. We know just how daunting DUI penalties can be and we will do everything that we can to help our clients protect their legal rights in every way possible.

We have the knowledge and resources to handle virtually any type of DUI-related charge. This includes any of the following:

No matter the circumstances of the initial arrest – no matter whether you supposedly failed a breathalyzer test, blood test or field sobriety test, if you are being accused of a breath test refusal, if you believe that you were subjected to an unlawful / illegal police stop or if you were arrested at a DUI checkpoints that you believe was unconstitutional – we will fight for you. We know the courts and we know the laws. From handling the DMV hearing to protect you from license suspension, to helping with cases involving the violation of DUI probation, plea bargains and other traffic infractions, we have proven time and time again that we have the extensive experience necessary to capably handle these cases.

Multiple DUI Arrests

One of the most serious situations that a driver may find him or herself in is facing criminal charges for a second, third or subsequent DUI. If you have prior drunk driving convictions on your record, any future DUI charge will immediately place you at risk of facing harsher penalties, including a longer jail sentence (including a mandatory minimum term) and heavier fines. A driver convicted of a third DUI or DWAI offense within seven years will face mandatory driver's license suspension for five years under Colorado's " habitual traffic offender" statute. Providing comprehensive legal representation to drivers facing multiple DUI offense allegations is a key part of our firm's legal practice. We understand what is at stake if you have been convicted of any type of drunk driving offense in the past and will fight to help you avoid the enhanced penalties that come with a conviction for a second, third or fourth DUI.

Field Sobriety Tests in Colorado

A key part of the case against you could be the field sobriety test. There are three main standardized field sobriety tests used in Colorado. The first of these tests is the walk and turn test. This requires that the driver walk in a straight line while counting their steps. If they lose count or cannot stay balanced, the law enforcement officer will take it as a sign of inebriation. The second test is the one leg stand test. In the one leg stand test, the driver is asked to stand balanced on one leg while holding the other leg off the ground. Again, if they lose count or cannot stay balanced, they could be arrested for DUI. Lastly, the horizontal gaze nystagmus test examines the natural jerking of the eye that occurs. Since alcohol makes this jerking more exaggerated, it could point to drunk driving. If you were arrested based on the results of your field sobriety test, you should contact our team today.

How can a DUI defense attorney help me?

It serves your best interests to make every effort you can to avoid punishment and the stigma of a DUI conviction, our outstanding legal team is here to help and to seek out the options to defend you in court. We are tough, experienced and seasoned in the defense of all types of DUI charges and are ready to discuss your case. We are committed to seeking justice for our clients accused of all types of DUI charges, and urge you to contact us as early as possible after your arrest. We have found that if we move quickly, early in the case, we can increase the possibility of a better outcome in DUI cases. The results of a conviction can be very serious, particularly for those drivers who have been involved in an accident or when someone was injured and subsequently the driver charged with DUI.

These cases are often charged as a felony, and if you are convicted, could lead to time spent in state prison. There are terrible ramifications in facing life as a convicted felon. A key way that a DUI attorney could help you is by challenging the evidence against you. Many people believe that once you have been accused of drunk driving, there is no way to challenge your charges. This could not be more false. With a competent legal professional on your side, a strong case could be built on your behalf. For example, if you were arrested based on the results of a Breathalyzer test, we could investigate the situation in order to determine whether the test was administered incorrectly or the machine was not calibrated correctly. If you were arrested because of you failed a field sobriety test, we could investigate whether you were pulled over illegally or not given instructions properly.

No matter what the details of your case, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office.

Call us today at (303) 569-8410!

Contact Lancaster Law Office LLC For Your DUI Case

We also provide exceptional legal counsel and defense to those families with an underage teenager or young adult being charged with DUI. In the city of Boulder, it is quite often that an underage college or high school student will have a drink and get behind the wheel of a vehicle. While this is strictly forbidden by the law, there are defenses that can help prove that your child is innocent. Do not let an overzealous police officer who has wrongfully arrested your child ruin your child's future. Please call our firm to get legal help and an aggressive defense against your charges. For more information on DUI charges, defense and accusations, do not hesitate to contact a seasoned DUI lawyer from our Boulder law firm today! We also proudly serve the residents of Denver with exceptional drunk driving defense.

Contact a Boulder DUI lawyer from our firm for the aggressive, knowledgeable defense you need.

Our firm is located at: 1942 Broadway St.

Boulder, CO 80302

Phone: (303) 569-8410

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