you could be facing serious legal and personal consequences. In addition to jail/prison time, large fines, and extensive probation, a conviction of any misdemeanor or felony can result in the following:
If you are facing DUI charges, call The Mitchell Law Firm for a free expert DUI consultation. We are available 24/7 for legal assistance. You can trust us to help get your life back together with affordable, highly skilled representation.
Enlist the help of experienced Denver area criminal law attorney Greg Mitchell as soon as possible. With Greg Mitchell as your attorney, you will get:
In most cases, a breathalyzer or blood test will determine whether you are charged with a DUI or DWAI. If one of these tests indicates:
You probably are familiar with what a DUI (driving under the influence) charge is, but if you were arrested for DUID, there are some distinctions you should understand. DUID cases are unique in that they don’t fall under what is called the Colorado “Per Se” Law, which states that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05 for DWAI (driving while ability impaired) and 0.08 for DUI. There is no set BAC number for DUID arrests. The district attorney relies on the testimony of the arresting officer regarding the level of impairment the offender exhibited.
Most police officers are not adequately trained to recognize DUID cases, so Drug Recognition Evaluators (DRE) are used to identify the extent of impairment due to drug intake. The state also has to prove that you were impaired while you were driving, and some tests just can’t prove that you were intoxicated or impaired while you were actually driving the vehicle.
Sometimes chemical tests for drug use are conducted long after the time you were driving when substances have already passed through the bloodstream. Due to the complexity of determining what constitutes “impairment,” it is crucial to hire a skilled, knowledgeable Denver criminal law attorney as soon as possible following your arrest. All DUID cases should have a secondary blood or urine sample retested by an independent, certified laboratory. Thorough, comprehensive legal representation is just another reason why you should choose The Mitchell Law Firm for a DUID charge.
we also will defend you for other serious driving violations. Driving at dangerously high speeds, aggressive driving, or road rage incidents can result in serious penalties as well. We can represent if you are facing these charges, or if someone else was driving your vehicle and you are facing the charge.
Drivers who have been charged with or convicted of a DUI or DWAI may likely be required to have an interlock device placed on their vehicle, requiring them to take a breathalyzer before starting and driving the vehicle. Significant penalties can occur if this device has been tampered with including a substantial jail sentence. Interlock requirements can be extended if you fail the interlock breathalyzer. The Mitchell Law Firm will represent you to fight these charges, and also provide representation at the DMV as soon as possible.
If you need an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney with a professional, no-nonsense approach, call The Mitchell Law Firm any time, day or night, for an immediate appointment. You will be connected directly with attorney Greg Mitchell for an initial consultation at no cost to you.
We have offices in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. The Mitchell Law Firm can represent you throughout the state of Colorado to aggressively defend you against these serious traffic charges.