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Denver DUI Attorneys

Ready to Provide a Vigorous Defense Against Driving Under the Influence Charges

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in Denver. For someone charged with DUI, the stakes are high. Depending on one's driving and criminal history, the charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies. A conviction can lead to severe criminal penalties such as incarceration, substantial fines, and probation. Beyond these are administrative penalties, including the suspension of driving privileges. These consequences disrupt daily life and can have long-lasting effects on an individual's future, affecting employment opportunities and personal relationships.

DUI cases involve complex legal and procedural issues, including criminal and administrative components. One critical aspect is the chemical test, which measures the alcohol or drug concentration in the system. These results are pivotal as they significantly influence the course of legal proceedings. Thus, handling a DUI case requires meticulous attention to details such as the traffic stop's legality, the chemical test's accuracy, and the procedures followed during the arrest.

Given the complexities, securing skilled legal representation is crucial. A defense lawyer handling DUI cases can navigate these multifaceted processes efficiently. They possess the insights to examine the evidence thoroughly, challenge any procedural errors, and construct a robust defense strategy. 

At Denver Family Lawyers, we aggressively represent our clients. We dive deep into the case details, rigorously analyze the evidence, and listen attentively to our clients' accounts of the incident. This comprehensive understanding allows us to craft tailored defense strategies to address the nuances of each case.

Please schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Denver DUI defense lawyers. Contact us by calling (303) 225-3343.

Colorado DUI Laws

DUI encompasses operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the extent that it impairs one’s mental or physical abilities to drive safely. According to Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S. 42-4-1301), this condition can be caused by alcohol alone, drugs alone, or a combination of both. 

The law further specifies a DUI per se, which occurs when a driver operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This designation, "per se," implies that the prosecution does not need to prove impairment if the BAC meets or exceeds this threshold; the BAC level itself is sufficient evidence for a DUI charge.

How Is DUI Determined?

Determining whether a driver is under the influence involves several assessments. The initial evaluation typically begins with the officer’s observations of the driver’s behavior and performance on the road. Signs such as erratic driving, inability to maintain lane discipline, or delayed responses to traffic signals may prompt a traffic stop for suspected DUI.

Once stopped, the driver may undergo a series of field sobriety tests. 

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