Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious legal issue in Colorado. State legislators have authorized extremely serious penalties for even first-time offenders, and people who are caught driving drunk more than 2 times may even be convicted of felony DUI in certain circumstances. A conviction can result in probation, the loss of your driver’s license, mandatory drug and alcohol education courses, and even jail time. In addition, there are often significant collateral consequences that can affect a person’s employment or status as a student. As a result, it is important to retain an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible after a DUI arrest occurs.
According to a report published by FOX 31 Denver, a driver involved in a single car accident that occurred in Aurora was arrested on suspicion of DUI on July 9th. The incident occurred at East Temple Drive and South Parker road at 12:30 in the afternoon and resulted in the closure of one northbound lane. The vehicle involved in the accident ended up in a ditch and no injuries were involved, authorities say.
Even simple DUIs can result in serious consequences
Many people are under the mistaken impression that a first time DUI that does not involve property damage or physical injury to others is not a serious legal issue. In reality, drunk driving in an extremely serious criminal offense, and can result in probation, the installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, thousands of dollars in fines, mandatory drug and alcohol education courses, and even jail time. As a result, it is important for anyone facing allegations of drunk or drugged driving to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
An experienced DUI defense attorney can identify any possible legal defenses in your case to help avoid wrongful conviction and limit the consequences you face whenever possible. A lawyer can negotiate with prosecutors, determine whether any of your constitutional rights have been violated and represent you at trial when necessary. It is important for people facing a DUI case to understand that rules that exist to protect defendants are not self-executing, which means that any problems regarding the way your case was brought or your case was investigated must be brought to the attention of the court. Too many people believe that they can handle a DUI offense by themselves, and end up experiencing significant consequences for years of even decades. When you retain an experienced lawyer, you can be certain that your case will be brought to the best resolution possible.
Contact one of our Denver DUI lawyers to retain qualified legal representation
A DUI conviction can have a significant and adverse effect on nearly every aspect of your life. As a result, anyone accused of drunk or drugged driving should discuss their situation with an experienced Denver DUI attorney immediately. The attorneys who make up the Tiftickjian Law Firm are committed to helping individuals who have been accused of DUI and other criminal offenses move on with their lives with as little disruption as possible. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (303) DUI-5280. Alternatively, prospective clients can send us an email through our online contact form available here.