Boulder DWAI Attorney
Have you recently been charged with DWAI?
Many people assume that the only way in which a DUI can be charged is if it has been found that you have been operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of over 0.08. This, however, is untrue. In fact, in the state of Colorado, there is a charge that pertains to drivers who are impaired by alcohol, but have yet to reach this level of intoxication. It is known as Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) and is charged if a driver has a BAC over 0.05 but less than 0.08.
The penalties that are associated with a DWAI are considerable less than a DUI, however, they are nothing to be treated lightly. On the administrative side, there will be no driver's license suspension for a first offense, but there will be eight points added to your record - these can add up, especially with subsequent charges, and can later come to create severe problems.
On the criminal side, a first DWAI will lead to incarceration between two days and 180 days, a monetary fine up to $500 and mandatory public service of up to 48 hours. Later charges, of either another DWAI or a DUI, will lead to even harsher penalties.
DWAI Lawyer in Boulder, CO
If you are facing a charge of this nature, it is important to realize that you are not without hope. Even if you are facing incriminating results from a blood test or a breath test, there are steps that can be taken to help prove your innocence. To learn more, we encourage you to contact a Boulder DUI attorney from Lancaster Law Office, LLC as soon as possible. We have years to experience and stand ready to help you fight tooth and nail for your just outcome.
Contact a Boulder DWAI lawyer from our firm today to receive the comprehensive legal assistance you truly deserve after a criminal charge.
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