The Authorities Are Not Lenient With DUI And DWAI Offenders
When it comes to drunk or impaired driving, pleading guilty is not your only option. Our law firm has a team of respected and aggressive criminal trial lawyers that understands how to fully investigate the issues in your case and challenge the evidence against you. At Fuller & Ahern, P.C. we fight to ensure that each client’s constitutional rights are not violated. The individuals we represent are positioned to obtain the best possible legal results.
Under Colorado law, a driver may be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) or a combination of both. In addition, a driver may be charged with driving while ability impaired (DWAI) if law enforcement believes that a driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is impaired to the slightest degree as a result of ingested substances. Although DWAI is considered a lesser charge, a conviction can still result in a jail sentence, a heavy fine and possible revocation of a driver’s license.
What Are The Penalties?
Penalties for first-time DUI offenses in Colorado can be severe, including mandatory fines, a revocation of your driver’s license, possible jail time and mandatory community service hours. In addition, the driver will be required to complete an alcohol evaluation as well as alcohol education and therapy. A second or subsequent alcohol-related driving offense carries even harsher mandatory penalties.
If you have been charged with DUI, DUID or DWAI, it is imperative to work with an experienced attorney who understands DUI laws and how to navigate the complicated DUI system. At our firm, we will assess your case, advise you of your options and assist you through the frustrating criminal justice system.
Charged With DWAI? We Can Help.
It does not take much for a Colorado driver to be charged with DWAI. An officer only needs to believe that alcohol, drugs or a combination of both affected — to the slightest degree — one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Indeed, authorities aggressively seek DWAI convictions. And the consequences can be severe. A first-time conviction carries a mandatory minimum period of jail and a mandatory minimum fine of $200. The penalties can increase significantly for any subsequent charges.
If children are in the car when you are arrested on suspicion of DUI or DWAI, you may face additional charges if a police officer determines you were driving while impaired.
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It is important to know that you have a right to defend yourself. At Fuller & Ahern, P.C. our experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyers will stand by your side throughout the legal process. Our team will work diligently to guard your constitutional rights and advocate for your best interests every step of the way.