Arrested for DUI? Reasons Why You Need an Experienced Attorney

by | Nov 11, 2019 | DUI Defense

Charged with drunk driving in Colorado Springs? Are you asking yourself:  Do I need an attorney for a DUI? Do you want to keep your license and keep driving? Keep reading.

This post takes a quick look at the reasons you need a DUI attorney in Colorado Springs.  When you have a DUI charge against you you are likely facing a large fine, the risk of losing your license, losing your job and possibly jail time.  Even if you don’t end up hiring a DUI lawyer, at a minimum you should schedule a free consultation with a DUI lawyer in Colorado Springs.

Reasons Why You Need a DUI Attorney in Colorado Springs

  1. The #1 reason you need a DUI attorney is that an experienced and creative DUI lawyer may be able to find technicalities that would enable the DUI charges to be thrown out or reduced.
  2. In the event that you are likely to be found guilty, a Colorado Springs DUI attorney that knows the local prosecutors and judges may be able to negotiate a plea deal or get you a reduced sentence.
  3. A DUI attorney will be able to subpoena the police officers who arrested you and get access to the police report, giving your DUI lawyer information that could aid in your acquittal.
  4. If your case is being heard by a Colorado Springs or El Paso County judge (link to Municipal Court Judges page) who is known to be unfavorable, your DUI attorney may be able to delay the court hearing until another judge will preside.
  5. Public defenders are too busy. I like and respect the many public defenders in Colorado Springs, however, the unfortunate reality is they are overworked.  Choosing to work with a pubic defender may mean you get less time and energy applied to your DUI defense. Read Should I Use a Public Defender Instead of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer
  6. When you work with an experienced DUI attorney he or she will know what the prosecution is planning and the tactics they will use. A local Colorado Springs DUI attorney will know to defend against the prosecution’s strategy and how to protect your rights.

Get a Free Consultation with a DUI Attorney

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI the best advice is to speak with an experienced Colorado Springs DUI attorney that knows the local prosecutors and judges.  James Newby Law is the top-rated DUI defense law firm in Colorado Springs.  Call us at the number below or click to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer. During the consultation, the lawyer can help you figure out your options and devise a strategy to get the charges reduced or dropped.

James Newby

James Newby

James Newby is a criminal defense attorney in Colorado Springs and the managing attorney of the criminal justice law firm James Newby Law. James got into law because of a deep-rooted passion for helping good people that may have made a poor choice that could have lasting consequences.