Alcohol and drug related driving offenses include driving under the influence and driving while ability is impaired.
Have you been arrested for DUI/DWAI? Do the following:
Remember each case is different and there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all legal representation.
Contact our office. We are DUI attorneys in Aurora, Denver, Arapahoe County, Adams County or any court in the State of Colorado. We’re open during regular business hours, but we will stay late or be available on weekends if necessary. Schedule a free consultation. We are ready, willing and able to discuss and defend you against any DUI/DWAI charge.
In addition to criminal charges, you will also have to deal with the DMV after being charged with a DUI. Read more about dealing with the DMV after a DUI here.
Under Colorado Law, a person commits DUI if they drive or have actual physical control of a vehicle while their ability to drive is substantially impaired by alcohol.
Driving while ability is impaired (DWAI) is the operation of a motor vehicle while your ability to drive is impaired, even to the slightest degree. The Lawrence Law Firm provides aggressive representation to defendants facing charges of DUI or DWAI.
DUI With Prior Convictions
When you’re charged with a DUI or DWAI in Colorado, a court will look at your records to determine if you have any prior convictions for alcohol related driving offenses on your records. These can be at any time and from any state. If you do have priors, the mandatory jail sentence that will be imposed is greater. In Colorado, a fourth DUI is automatically a felony. Multiple alcohol related driving offenses require a skilled attorney to ensure the best possible outcome.
In Colorado, a defendant charged with a DUI will also have a secondary case concerning their driver's license. This case is handled through the DMV. They will revoke your license if you provide a blood or breath test within 2 hours of driving that is above a .08. You can challenge the revocation, but you only have seven days to challenge to do so. If you have questions about the DMV process, contact us today.
DUID is driving under the influence of drugs. It’s not a separate criminal offense, and the charge falls under the regular DUI statute. People charged with DUID can be under the influence of marijuana, legally prescribed medications, or illegal narcotics. These types of cases involve looking at the drug involved and determining if it would impair a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.