DUI Defense Denver
Facing DUI Charges?
A DUI is considered a criminal offense in the state of Colorado. This is proved by unlawful blood or breath alcohol level of over .08 in a vehicle, or by impaired functioning. A DUI attorney from Baumgartner Law can represent those charged with DUI in Denver, Lakewood, Aurora or Boulder, Colorado. We have years of experience and a full understanding of all Colorado DUI laws, we can defend you and help you get reduced or dropped charges.
Understanding DUI Charges in Colorado
In Colorado, even someone’s first DUI conviction can lead to a 9 month license suspension. For those arrested for driving under the influence and/or refusing a chemical test, an Ignition Interlock Device may be implemented. This device requires that you blow into it before starting the car, and at periodic intervals while driving. Some cases may require mandatory alcohol education and treatment as well. An aggravated DUI charge in Colorado brings extra penalties for those with a BAC of .17 or higher. For those under the age of 21, Colorado has a zero tolerance law, which means that if they’re driving with a BAC of .02-.05, they’re subject to an underage drinking and driving infraction.
Common DUI Defenses in Colorado
A professional Colorado DUI defense lawyer investigates possible defenses that may apply to your case, and lead to reduced or dropped charges. Some possible drunk driving charges defense strategies include:
- No probable cause: Police can only detain and arrest someone for a DUI when they have probable cause that someone is drunk.
- Defendant wasn’t driving: If someone didn’t intend to drive, or they did not have “actual physical control” of the car, they may be able to defeat their charge.
- Breathalyzer Error: Equipment malfunction, police officer misuse, or electromagnetic interferences can all lead to false positives on breathalyzer machines.
Call to Speak to a DUI Attorney in Colorado Today
Baumgartner Law has a proven track record of success representing DUI clients in Denver, Lakewood, Aurora, and Boulder, Colorado. With the help of our DUI attorney, you can fight your case effectively. We offer professional legal consultations, where we can discuss your case and possible DUI defense strategies. To schedule this important conversation, call our Colorado law office at (720) 626-9418 today.