How Can a Boulder DUI Lawyer Help You?
If you have been criminally charged, it is easy to feel as if you do not
have anywhere to turn. When dealing with the ramifications of a DUI charge,
it is daunting to know where to turn. At our firm, we recognize the confusion
associated with these situations and we have created this website in our
efforts to help the accused.
Below you will find lists of the informational pages available on this
site. On these pages, you will be able to learn more about the different
types of charges and the nuances that are unique to these types of cases:
It is a criminal offense to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration
over 0.08%. What, however, happens if your BAC is higher than that? If
you are found to be operating a motor vehicle with a
BAD over 0.2%, you will be facing enhanced penalties and even more complications regarding
Believed to be one of the most accurate forms of chemical testing,
the blood test is used to determine the blood alcohol concentration of the defendant.
There are, however, ways in which a false reading can be given. At our
firm, we will work to prove the validity of the test results.
Breath Test Refusal
arrested for driving under the influence, it is possible that you could have been
asked to submit to a breath test. While you are
legally able to refuse, you might face extra complications to your case if it is determined that
you refused to take the test.
Breath tests, using the Breathalyzer machine, are used to take a breath sample from
the defendant. These are then used to determine the BAC of the defendant.
While a preliminary form of testing, they are wrought with sources of
errors. Improper calibration, administration of the test and time of the
test can all result in false readings.
There is no instance in which a DUI is simple. If, however, you are a commercial
driver, then your license is the source of your livelihood. If you are
found guilty of
drunk driving as a commercial driver, you could have this suspended of even revoked – which could cause
countless complications in your life.
College Students & DUI
If you are found to be
driving under the influence while in college, it is likely that you are under the legal drinking age of 21. At our
firm, we recognize that the threshold for a BAC is infinitely lower for
underage drivers. We are prepared to go the distance in our efforts to
protect the rights of our clients.
Separate from the criminal case, those criminally charged with drunk driving
will also face what is known as the
DMV hearing – a civil case. This will be held by the state's DMV department
and will determine the future of the defendant's license. We are prepared
to help with both the civil and the criminal aspects of your case.
At our firm, we know just how daunting it can be to get involved in an
accident that ties into a criminal DUI offense. However, we are not daunted by the complications and are prepared to
go the distance in our efforts to defend your legal rights.
In cases where a DUI accident resulted in a serious injury to a victim,
you could find yourself facing criminal charges of
DUI assault. This will simply compound the already complex situation of drunk driving.
For hard-hitting defense you can trust, give us a call.
Law enforcement will often utilize
sobriety checkpoints in their efforts to catch drunk drivers. This will basically be a roadblock
which will sporadically check drivers as they pass through on the road.
There, however, are many laws which must be abided for these checkpoints
to be considered legal. If you were arrested for a DUI, we will work to
determine the legality of these checkpoints.
Defending your rights against the possibility of a DUI conviction is not a simple matter, but it is an important one. At our firm, we have
extensive experience in handling DUI-related cases and are fully prepared
to go the distance in our efforts to help you.
Those who face charges for driving under the influence likely have considerable
confusion about what exactly they have coming. For this reason, we have
compiled all of the most relevant information on this website –
providing accessible and comprehensive answers. We have also put together
a list of some of the most
commonly asked questions so that you can get the answers you're looking for.
DUI License Suspension
One of the most common, and most inconvenient, forms of punishment for
those convicted of a DUI is that of a
license suspension. For some who rely on their driving privileges to uphold their career,
this is not only irritating, it can threaten their very livelihood.
DUI Over .02
For underage drivers, it is considered to be a criminal offense to have a
BAC over 0.02–a threshold much lower than for adults. Should they have a BAC between
0.03 and 0.05%, they face penalties that include three months of license
The penalties associated with drunk driving will vary greatly depending on the type of the DUI and the extenuating
circumstances. Some of the most common penalties include license suspension,
monetary fines, installation of an ignition interlock device and even
DUI Plea Bargains
When criminally charged with drunk driving, it is important to realize
that your entire future will be on the line. Penalties are severe and
in some cases, it might be impossible to completely avoid them. In some
cases, we will advise you to enter into a
plea bargain. This will allow you to have the lightest sentence possible in some cases.
DUI criminal charges are not always in regards to alcohol. The state of
Colorado takes an equally serious stance on
driving under the influence of drugs–no matter whether this involves an illegal controlled substance
or a perfectly legal prescription drug.
Even if you were found to be driving a vehicle with a BAC under 0.08% it
does not mean that you are perfectly safe. Under state law, if you have
a BAC between 0.05% and 0.08%, you could be charged with what is known as
Driving While Ability Impaired.
Protect your future and enlist the help of our DUI attorney. We offer free
initial consultations. Call us at (303) 569-8410 today!
Field Sobriety Tests
One of the first steps in determining the level of intoxication in a driver
is known as a
field sobriety test. While oft used, these are not without their dangers. Highly subjective
and prone to error, these tests can incriminate a perfectly sober driver.
First DUI Offense
Even if you have a perfectly clean record, this does not mean that you
do not have reason for concern. The law is equally harsh on
first offenders – you could be facing serious penalties or could be making it more
difficult for similar charges in the future.
Marijuana and DUI
One of the most often charged types of crimes involves drivers who are
under the influence of marijuana. If you find that you are facing a charge of this nature, it is in your
best interests to get us involved. We recognize what is on the line with
criminal charges of this nature and will do everything possible to help
you protect your rights.
Multiple DUI Arrests
If you have been arrested for drunk driving and have similar offenses already
on your record, you will face an uphill battle. The law does not look
repeat offenders and with each subsequent arrest, you will find penalties that increase
Non-Colorado Resident DUI
Facing criminal charges across state lines is not a simple matter. If you are a
non-Colorado resident who has been arrested for a DUI-related charge while in our state, you
need a local lawyer that you can trust. At our firm, we know the best
way to navigate through these complex cases and will do everything possible
to help you.
With years of experience, our firm is intimately knowledgeable regarding
the courts throughout the Boulder, CO area. We know them and are therefore in the
best position possible to help our clients when facing their case.
Not every traffic violation is minor. If you have been charged with a
traffic offense, you could be facing points added to your driving record, fines, the possibility
of license suspension and could even have your vehicle confiscated. Not
to mention, your insurance rates could skyrocket.
Unlawful / Illegal Police Stops
It is important to remember that
not every time that the police pull you over is legal. There are many laws that outline the process of police stops and protocol.
For example, there needs to be reasonable cause. They cannot just wait
outside of a bar and pull you over when you leave.
The criminal offense of
vehicular manslaughter refers to a drunk driving accident that resulted in a fatality. Due to
the added element of homicide, this is one of the severest of criminal
charges relating to drunk driving. We recognize what is on the line with
a situation of this nature – you can rest assured knowing that we
will do everything possible to protect your rights.
Violation of DUI Probation
Following a DUI, there is a possibility of them placing you on probation.
These laws, however, are complex and the terms can be confusing. If you
have been accused of
violating your probation, you could be facing serious penalties. In some cases, they might even
give incarceration in lieu of the probation.