DUI Attorneys in Colorado Springs
Experienced DUI Attorneys in Colorado Springs Focused on Your Freedom
When the flashing lights of a police car appear in your rearview mirror and you’re pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI), it is the beginning of a frightening ordeal.
If you’re like many Coloradans, your DUI arrest is your first experience with the Colorado Springs criminal justice system. You may have never been in the back of a squad car, in a jail cell, or appeared in a courtroom. It can be overwhelming, to say the least.
You start thinking about the consequences of a DUI conviction and the unknowns that lay ahead:
Will I go to jail? Will I lose my license?
How much does it cost to hire a DUI attorney in Colorado Springs?
Can DUI charges be reduced or dismissed?
How do you fight DUI charges?
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You don’t have to – and shouldn’t – face the Colorado Springs criminal prosecution process alone. You need to work with the best criminal defense law firm you can find to protect your rights and fight the DUI charges that could ruin your life.
Every hour and day that goes by after your DUI/DWAI arrest is an hour or day that hurts your ability to challenge the actions of the Colorado Springs police officer who pulled you over, the accuracy of the DUI breath and blood tests used to charge you, and other elements of the prosecution’s case against you. Don’t give prosecutors that advantage.
Challenge Your DUI Charges
You are innocent until proven guilty and you have the right to challenge any issues with the prosecution’s case against you. We can carefully review your arrest and charges to find inconsistencies and flaws in the prosecutor’s case. From there, we can negotiate with the prosecutor to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.
Even if it looks like the evidence is stacked against you, there is a good chance that you will be able to negotiate a plea bargain that may result in having your charges reduced.
Get the “Former Prosecutor” Advantage
You have a strong advantage when you hire an attorney with local prosecutor experience. James Newby spent three years as a Colorado Springs prosecutor in the District Attorney’s (DA) office. He knows the judges, prosecutors, and police in Colorado Springs. He knows the system and he knows how to win. Just as importantly, he knows how to negotiate with prosecutors to arrange plea agreements that result in lesser charges and fewer consequences.
DUI Defense Results
Charges reduced. No jail. DUI dismissed.
DUI With High BAC
No jail. Plan to dismiss and seal deferred judgment after classes.
DUI With Additional Charges
Deferred sentence to DUI with no jail time. Additional charges dismissed.
DUI Young Driver
Charges reduced to careless driving, a small fine, and 12 alcohol classes.
DUI Requiring Jail Time
Jail sentence postponed for 2 years to finish college. Career saved.
Young Student DUI
Reduced to a deferred sentence. Dismissed later and sealed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of lawyer do I need for DUI or DWAI charges?
How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?
Every criminal case is different. Some can be resolved fairly quickly while others may go all the way through a jury trial and beyond. While it is difficult to say how much a criminal attorney will cost in your particular case, our focus on protecting your freedom extends to providing exceptional criminal defense representation at a reasonable price.
Do I need a lawyer for DUI in Colorado?
A DUI conviction in Colorado can cost you your freedom, your driving privileges, and your future. With so much on the line, you want to do everything possible to protect your freedom. The single best thing you can do is hire a lawyer to fight your DUI charges.
Many people ask us “How do I win my DUI case?” The answer is there are many ways to defend against DUI charges and win your case by getting the charges dismissed or reduced. But there are also lots of ways to lose a DUI case.
If you want to win your DUI case, you need to find and hire a winning DUI lawyer in Colorado Springs. The laws related to drinking and driving are complicated and nuanced, and the rules and procedures are complex and strict. And many of the factors that determine whether you win or lose your case are not in law books or taught in law school.
The winning lawyers have extensive experience with the local Colorado Springs courts, judges, prosecutors and police. The winning lawyers are former prosecutors who know the unwritten rules of the El Paso County courtrooms.
The criminal defense lawyers at James Newby Law are all winning DUI lawyers.
Can I get DUI charges reduced or even dropped?
Yes! The majority of DUI defendants have never been arrested before and are facing their first experience with the Colorado criminal justice system. Although it may seem very confusing, frustrating and stressful to go through the process, many DUI cases end with a plea to lesser charges or dismissal of all charges.
If you or a loved one is facing a first-time DUI charge, then you must act very quickly to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to minimize the fallout of the charges that could cause huge disruptions in your life.
For example, your license will be automatically suspended if you don’t act quickly. Other missteps could result in jail time and loss of driving privileges.
Do not accept a deal from the DA unless you have consulted with an experienced DUI attorney. We understand that you are embarrassed and afraid and that you just want it all to end. But accepting a plea bargain from the district attorney could be a major mistake that leads to having a criminal record for the rest of your life.
The best way to get your DUI charges reduced or even dropped is to work with a team of DUI attorneys in Colorado Springs with a proven track record of winning drinking and driving cases.
Is a DUI a felony?
Most first-time DUIs in Colorado that do not involve injury or death are prosecuted as misdemeanors. But if you are charged with a fourth DUI and/or if you hurt or killed someone while driving under the influence, prosecutors will likely charge you with a felony.
If you are convicted of felony DUI in Colorado you will most likely be put behind bars, lose your driving privileges, and spend thousands of dollars in fines. Plus you will have a criminal record that will follow you forever.
If you are sentenced to serve time, you will most likely serve a year or more behind bars in one of Colorado’s 21 state prisons.
If you are facing felony charges it is time for you to get very serious about your defense strategy. Please contact us immediately to discuss your options and possible strategies for protecting your freedom and future.
Learn more > When is a DUI a felony in Colorado?
What are the consequences of a DUI conviction in Colorado?
If you are found guilty of drunk driving you will likely face a combination of the following consequences:
- Prison time and probation
- Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- Large fines and fees
- Impoundment of vehicle
- Ignition Interlock Device installed on vehicle
- Increased insurance premiums
- Expensive DUI classes and counseling
- Job loss and reduced employment options
- Citizenship limitations
- Scholarships limitations
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Criminal Laws of Colorado > Colorado Revised Statutes 2016 Title 18 Criminal Code
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Don’t Let a DUI Ruin Your Life
Unless you are willing to accept the maximum DUI penalties, it is in your best interests to hire a qualified DUI attorney in Colorado Springs to assist you with your DUI defense options.
I know from being on both sides of DUI cases that no matter how grim a situation may look, no matter how much it may seem that prosecutors have you dead to rights, there are almost always ways to fight the charges.
A local DUI attorney in Colorado Springs knows how to challenge your DUI charges, including the pursuit of case dismissal, plea bargain negotiations, and trying the case in court.
The smartest thing you can do right now is speak to a criminal defense lawyer in Colorado Springs. The call and initial consultation are free so you have nothing to lose. Schedule the call now.