Do You Need a Colorado Springs DUI Attorney?
A Colorado DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) arrest can upend your life. A conviction can leave it changed forever.
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 or driving while impaired, it is the beginning of a frightening ordeal. If you’re like many Coloradans, your DUI arrest is your first experience with the criminal justice system. You may have never been in the back of a squad car, jail cell, or 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 will I get to work? How much is this going to cost me in attorneys’ fees and higher insurance premiums? Is everybody going to know about this?
Don’t Face the Ordeal of DUI Charges Alone
You don’t have to – and shouldn’t – face those questions and this process alone. You need an experienced Colorado Springs DUI attorney to protect your rights and fight the charges that could ruin your life.
And you need one right now. You can fight your DUI charge.
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 police who pulled you over, the accuracy of the breath and blood tests used to charge you, and other elements of the prosecution’s case against you. Don’t give prosecutors that advantage.
Aggressive Colorado Springs DUI Defense
At James Newby Law, LLC in Colorado Springs, we know how scary it can be to face DUI charges. We also know how to successfully fight those charges. Taking an aggressive and thorough approach, we use the experience and insight that comes from having prosecuted DUI/DWAI cases for the Colorado Springs District Attorney’s Office to give our clients a strategic advantage.
Complex procedural and evidentiary rules apply to DUI arrests and prosecutions. When those rules are not followed, your DUI defense lawyer should go on the attack and expose these violations of your rights. Doing so effectively requires experience, judgment, and tenacity.
James Newby has prosecuted and subsequently defended hundreds of DUI cases. Mr. Newby knows how to win, but he also knows that sometimes a better resolution can be achieved through negotiations with prosecutors that result in lesser charges or fewer consequences.
Whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table, you can be assured that James Newby will develop the best possible strategy tailored to the specific circumstances of your case.
What is the Difference Between a DUI and DWAI in Colorado?
Colorado law enforcement refers to drunk driving offenses as either:
DUI (Driving Under the Influence), triggered by .08% or higher BAC, or
DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired), triggered by .05% BAC or higher (but less than .08% BAC).
Even if your BAC comes back within DUI limits, it is possible to get the charges dropped. Because there is a strict protocol that must be followed when these tests are administered, it is possible to find an administration violation that could result in this evidence being dropped.
A DUI can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Felony DUI often occurs if this is not your first DUI conviction, if you were driving with a minor in the car, or if there are injuries or property damage as a result of your DUI.
DUI defense attorney James Newby knows exactly what to look for when attempting to fight these charges.
If you are convicted of a DUI you will likely face harsh penalties, including some of the following:
- Prison time
- Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- Large fines
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on your car
- Court-ordered counseling.
In addition to these court-ordered punishments, there are many secondary ramifications of a DUI conviction. The DUI conviction will go on your permanent record and will, therefore, affect future employment opportunities, citizenship requests, and scholarship opportunities, among other things.
The seriousness of a felony conviction means you can’t afford to try and fight a DUI charge on your own.
Schedule Your Free Consultation with a Colorado Springs DUI Defense Attorney
Whether you are facing your first DUI/DWAI or your fourth, don’t take chances with your future. Call our office today at (719) 578-3322 or fill out our online form to arrange for your free, confidential initial DUI consultation with James Newby.
The sooner you call James, the sooner your questions can be answered, the sooner your mind can be put at ease, and the sooner you can start moving forward. Together, we will get you through this challenging time and get you back to your life.