DUIs in Colorado automatically come with very harsh penalties including heavy fines, an interlock, and more. Not to mention that a DUI can affect parts of your life you had never considered before. Read the blogs below to understand the implications of a DUI charge and call James to help lessen or dismiss your Colorado Springs DUI charge today.
As soon as you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, your mind starts to race, wondering if you can get out of a DUI. Is it possible?
If you're looking to hire a DUI attorney make sure to have the most success in your case by avoiding these five critical mistakes.
Arrested for DUI in Colorado Springs? Wondering if you really need a DUI attorney? Do you want to keep your license and keep driving? Click to learn the reasons you need a DUI attorney.
A DUI conviction can create serious challenges when it comes to employment. Read more to find how your DUI affects employment opportunities in Colorado.
If you’ve been arrested and charged with a Colorado Springs DUI, you have rights. You have defenses. You can challenge the legality of your traffic stop, the constitutionality of your arrest, the validity of the test results, and the admissibility of other DUI evidence that form the cornerstone of the prosecution’s case against you.
Drivers pulled over for DUI in Colorado Springs often consider the option to refuse a breathalyzer test. This post explains the one key fact you need to know.
If you face DUI charges, you may wonder how much will a Colorado Springs DUI lawyer cost you? An important question, but attorney’s fees are only part of the price you will pay for your DUI conviction. Keep reading to learn more about the full potential costs of a DUI.
Will you still be able to get or keep a concealed carry permit with a DUI in Colorado Springs? DUI defense attorney James Newby explains what you need to know.
Finding the best DUI attorney in Colorado Springs begins by asking the right questions during the DUI lawyer free consultation. Keep reading to view 12 must-ask questions for each attorney you interview.
Colorado’s drunk driving laws can be tricky and complex. There’s much more to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) than whether or not your blood alcohol content was above the legal limit. If you’ve been arrested and charged with DUI, or you just want to be prepared in the unfortunate event that you find yourself pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, here are some of the most common DUI questions I get as a Colorado Springs DUI attorney:
You need to begin the process of finding and hiring your DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve been charged. As you start your search, here are some tips for selecting the attorney who will stand up for you and stand between you and all the harsh consequences of a DUI conviction.
Even the most accurate scientific instruments can produce inaccurate results if they are used incorrectly, are improperly maintained, or are damaged. The breathalyzers and other breath-testing devices used by Colorado law enforcement to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol are no different. While the results of breathalyzer tests can be the key to a drunk driving conviction, proving that those results were flawed and unreliable can be the key to an acquittal or dismissal of the charges. If you are charged with a DUI, contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.
The holidays are upon us and that means that holiday parties are upon us as well. Office parties, gatherings of families and friends, New Year’s Eve festivities – these annual events almost always have one thing in common: booze. Statistics show that the number drunk driving accidents, injuries, and deaths spike during the holiday season. Colorado law enforcement knows this; that’s why they are especially aggressive in going after drunk drivers during this most wonderful time of the year.
It will come as no surprise that driving under the influence (DUI), is the most serious criminal charge you can face for your conduct while behind the wheel in Colorado, especially if someone ends up getting hurt or killed. For many criminal charges, it is often the most prudent strategy to try to get prosecutors to reduce the charges to a lesser offense with less harsh penalties upon conviction. But can that be done with DUI charges? Can you reduce your DUI to a charge of reckless driving?
Long after fines have been paid, jail sentences served, or license suspensions ended, a Colorado Springs DUI conviction can haunt you for a long, long time. That is because your DUI arrest and conviction will become part of your criminal record. Employers, schools, lenders, insurance companies, and others will see that DUI on your record. You could lose out on or be denied opportunity after opportunity, all because of the stain on your history that shows up on your criminal record. But will that DUI be on your record forever? Is there a way to get your Colorado Springs DUI expunged or sealed?
There is no getting around it: a conviction for DUI in Colorado is a bad thing. Anyone who tells you otherwise - whether it be your next-door neighbor or a criminal defense attorney – is not being straight with you. If you’ve been charged with a Colorado Springs DUI, you will want to do everything possible to avoid a conviction, starting with hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney who can aggressively fight the charges or work with prosecutors to minimize the consequences or penalties.
But how “bad” your DUI is in terms of its ongoing impact on your life depends on a lot of factors. Your DUI can wind up being a footnote in the story of your life or a whole chapter.
You’ve worked hard to build a life for yourself and your family here in Colorado after immigrating to the United States. You know how challenging the immigration process is and how confusing immigration law can be. But you’ve followed the rules, obtained your coveted green card, and your future here looks bright. You may even be on the verge of becoming a U.S. citizen.
And then you get charged with DUI. Now, everything hangs in the balance.
A Colorado Springs DUI conviction can have wide-ranging and profound impacts on your immigration status, including your ability to become a naturalized citizen as well as the risk of deportation.
If you’re a non-citizen residing in or around Colorado Springs, you face all of the same consequences of a DUI conviction that US citizens do: jail time, hefty fines, loss of driving privileges and more.
At this wonderful time of year, there are always reasons to celebrate. Regardless of your faith, it is a time of year when family and friends are important. For many, these gatherings involve alcohol.
If you drink during the holidays, there are many things to remember and some advanced planning can save you both regret and money. Please allow me to give you some advice when it comes to alcohol and the holiday season (or for that matter any season).
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