What Can I Expect in a DUI Attorney Consultation

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If you have been arrested for a DUI in Denver, you should seriously consider hiring a criminal defense attorney.

Experienced attorneys can make sure your constitutional rights were protected during the arrest and after, and they can investigate the situation to raise all proper defenses applicable to the case.

Denver DUI defense attorney Jake Johnson started his career as an Assistant Public Defender. He then moved on to be an Assistant District Attorney in the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office in Wichita, Kansas before moving to Colorado. He has a great deal of experience litigating felony trials from both sides of the aisle: both the state and for criminal defendants. In this video, he reviews what a person can expect when they come to our DUI defense law firm for a consultation.

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So if you’ve been charged with DUI and you want to come see us for a consultation, bring any paperwork that you’ve got, bring your bond paperwork so we know what your requirements are for as far as not leaving the state, not drinking alcohol. Come to us, bring any witnesses that may have been with you, maybe somebody that was in the car, along with you and what we want to do is just talk about what happened on the night in question, what you remember, why you were pulled over, what your interaction with the police was like, what you remember from being at whether the hospital or the police station, and just getting a basic idea of what happened. Then from there, we’re going to give you the nuts and the bolts of your driver’s license consequences, what you’re looking at in terms of criminal penalties, and then we’re going to go through what might be some potential defenses, and then at the tail end we’ll talk about costs and how we can arrange getting you financed.

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When contacting our offices one of the first questions people will often ask our defense attorneys is “What is the chance of winning a case in Colorado?” Every case is unique and presents a different set of circumstances. For example, a case in Aurora would be defended differently from a case in Denver, or a case in Lakewood. However, the sooner you contact a lawyer, the greater your chances are of getting a favorable outcome. Our attorneys have the combined experience of handling thousands of cases throughout their careers.

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Criminal Practice Areas

Our Colorado lawyers aggressively defend your rights. Certain situations offer options such as evidence suppression, dismissal of the charges, or greatly reduced penalties, but only an experienced lawyer will be able to understand the circumstances surrounding your case fully. If you have prior charges or a felony on your record, it is especially important to contact a defense attorney promptly to seek advice and understand your case.

Driver’s License Revocations from DUI

A DUI arrest results in two separate legal proceedings against you: the criminal case and an administrative license revocation hearing through the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles. If your BAC is confirmed through chemical testing to be .08 or above, or if you refused to submit to a breath or blood test, you will be subject to a license revocation through a civil administration hearing.

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Alcohol Related Driving Offenses

There are two different alcohol related offenses that can result from driving after you have consumed alcohol. Whether you are charged with one or the other depends on the amount of alcohol in your system. The charges are: “Driving While Ability Impaired” – DWAI and “Driving Under the Influence” – DUI.

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Minor DUIs

The Colorado law firm, Thomas Law Firm, defends all types of DUIs, from drug related to alcohol impaired driving offenses. If you have been accused of driving under the influence for felony or misdemeanor charges, contact our DUI criminal defense lawyers at(720) 542-6148.

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Injury Property Damage And Car Crash DUI

A car crash is a situation nobody wants to find themselves in, let alone be responsible for. In Denver, the penalties for these accidents include heightened insurance rates, fines, and, if alcohol was involved, legal repercussions including serious and potential felony DUI charges. When a drunk driver is involved in a car crash that leads to property damage or bodily injury, the penalties increase significantly.

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DUI/DWAI for Commerical Drivers

Penalties for receiving a DUI are much harsher for commercial drivers and the consequences may reach far beyond losing your license and paying a fine. Commercial drivers are subject to stricter standards because their job requires them to operate vehicles that can contain toxic waste or precious cargo—it is a matter of public safety that these drivers be as safe as possible. Driving drunk while operating a company vehicle puts the company as well as the public-at-large at risk.

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Marijuana DUIs

Recent changes to Colorado law have made it so it is now legal to possess and use marijuana. However, it is still a crime to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana or any other drug. A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs will lead to the same penalties as driving under the influence of alcohol.

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