Building Vigorous Defenses For DUI/DWAI

Being arrested and charged with drunk driving can be a confusing and embarrassing experience. You may not know what to do or how best to handle your case. You may think that it is useless to even try and that you will automatically be convicted. These reactions are understandable but they are not necessarily true.

Every DUI case is unique, with its own set of circumstances that need to be investigated, reviewed and deconstructed by a good defense attorney. That is the service you will find at The Drexler Law Group, LLC. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing individuals in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas with the aggressive legal representation you need. We work zealously to protect your rights and achieve the most favorable case result possible.

What Does The Law Say?

If your blood alcohol content (BAC) measures .08 percent or more on a chemical test, you are legally drunk in Colorado and will be charged with a DUI. If your BAC is at .05 percent, you may be charged with a DWAI (driving while ability impaired). Drivers under the age of 21 may face DWAI charges with a BAC of .02 percent. For those whose BAC measures .17 percent or higher, aggravated penalties will apply.

In Colorado, the law of implied consent applies, which means that when accepting your driver's license, you agree to submit to a chemical test when law enforcement suspects you of drinking and driving. If you refuse a chemical test, you will be subject to an automatic loss of your license and a fine.

Penalties for a first-time conviction include:

  • License suspension
  • Fines
  • Court-mandated alcohol education, assessment and treatment programs
  • Jail time.

A criminal conviction can also pose risk for your future when applying for jobs or career advancement, educational opportunities and professional licenses.

Challenging The Charges

Many defenses exist that may be applicable to your case. Discussing the circumstances of your DUI or DWAI with a lawyer who knows and understands how to uncover flaws, improper police procedure and more can lead to positive results.

Because DUI charges are often resolved based on the outcome of a breath or blood test, you may be worried that there is no way you can win. However, the arresting officer's assessment of any test is not a conviction. If the results of a chemical test were improperly obtained, or if your arrest was based on an officer's subjective evaluation of your behavior, it could be used to help your case.

Arrange A Free Consultation Today

Whatever type of DUI or other criminal charge you are facing, we can help. For a free consultation and more information, please call our office at 719-359-4623 or send us an email.