Choose the Best Colorado Springs DUI Attorney for Your Case
A Colorado Springs DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) arrest can up-end your life. A criminal 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 (DUI) or driving while 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, 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 DUI attorneys’ fees and higher insurance premiums? Is everyone in the Colorado Springs area going to hear about my DUI?
Don’t Face the Ordeal of DUI Charges Alone
You don’t have to – and shouldn’t – face those questions and the criminal defense process alone. You need to work with the best Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer you can find to protect your rights and fight the DUI 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 Colorado police 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.
The Benefits of Working with a Colorado Springs DUI Attorney with DA Experience
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 DUI 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 (DA) Office to give our clients a strategic advantage.
Complex procedural and evidentiary rules apply to Colorado DUI arrests and prosecutions. When those rules are not followed, your Colorado Springs DUI attorney needs to 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 in the Colorado Springs area courts.
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 El Paso County courtroom or at the negotiating table, you can be assured that Colorado Springs DUI Attorney 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 the Colorado 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 administrative violation that could result in this evidence being dropped.
A Colorado DUI can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Felony DUI charges are often levied if this is not your first Colorado 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 attorney James Newby knows exactly what to look for when attempting to fight both misdemeanor and felony DUI charges.
DUI Conviction in Colorado Springs
If you are convicted of drunk driving in you will likely face harsh DUI consequences in Colorado, including one and usually more than one 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 Colorado 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 criminal conviction means you can’t afford to try and fight a DUI charge on your own.
Schedule Your Free Consultation with Colorado Springs DUI Attorney James Newby
Whether you are facing your first DUI or your fourth, don’t take chances with your future. 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.