Drivers across the state of Colorado may encounter more law enforcement officers as they have increased their enforcement efforts for the “spring event” period. The increased efforts will continue until May 17th as police seek to arrest individuals suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Enforcement efforts are focusing on traditional springtime events such as proms, graduations, festivals, concerts, and more and are part of the Heat is On campaign that runs at different times throughout the year. The increased efforts are sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol, and a variety of local law enforcement departments. CDOT publishes a list of planned tactics so that drivers will know and avoid getting behind the wheel after they have had too much to drink.
Many individuals have already been arrested by different police departments across the state during the enforcement period. Officers use tactics such as sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols that focus on roadways that may have the greatest chance of having potentially drunk drivers. After their arrests, most people will likely face DUI and other related charges issued by the prosecutor. If convicted of DUI, they will face consequences including fines, jail time, probation, community service, suspension of driving privileges, and more.
Many people who are arrested for DUI in Colorado believe that they do not need the assistance of an attorney throughout their case. Too many people simply plead guilty to DUI charges because they are not aware of their legal rights or their other options in their case. A DUI defense lawyer will be able to look into any possible option for defending against your charges or for negotiating alternative sentences with the court. Though every individual is allowed to represent themselves in a DUI case, a lawyer who understands the criminal justice system and related procedures is imperative for you to receive the best possible outcome in your case. An attorney can identify any mistakes made by law enforcement, any violations of your constitutional rights, and can present evidence to demonstrate that you are not guilty of DUI.
The best way to avoid a DUI is to avoid driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. If you make a mistake and end up behind bars, you need to call an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Contact an experienced Denver DUI defense lawyer for assistance today
If you were arrested by a law enforcement officer in or around the Denver area due to a suspected DUI, your very first call should be to the Tiftickjian Law Firm to find out how we can help you. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin working on building an effective defense in your case to protect your rights and avoid any wrongful convictions. Please do not hesitate to call our office at 303-DUI-5280 to speak with experienced DUI attorney Jay Tiftickjian today.