Teller County DUI Defense Lawyer
Driving Under the Influence
If you or someone you care about has been arrested for driving while ability impaired (DWAI) or driving under the influence (DUI), you could face severe penalties that could cripple your professional reputation and prevent you from legally driving a car in Colorado. You might also have to pay steep fines, serve mandatory jail time (even if you harmed no one and caused no property damage), and adhere to strict terms of probation for your release. An experienced Teller County DUI defense lawyer can analyze the circumstances of your arrest and help you develop a forward thinking strategy.
A good Teller County DUI lawyer can help reduce your sentencing, reduce the amount of the money you pay in fines and court costs, and get your driver's license back as fast as possible.
Of course, the ultimate goal of DUI defense is to create safer Teller County roads and highways. To that end, a good attorney will recommend resources to help you manage ongoing alcohol or substantive abuse problems (if you have them), so that you avoid putting yourself or other drivers in harm's way in the future.
Different DUI Crimes Lead to Vastly Different Penalties
The state of Colorado takes any DUI arrest seriously. But some DUI matters are more serious than others. For instance, if you are pulled over at a checkpoint for DUI in Teller County, CO and tested to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.14%, you could face a misdemeanor charge. If convicted, you will face many of the penalties discussed above. But if you drive DUI (or under the influence of narcotics) and get into a injury car accident or cause serious property damage, your charge could be escalated to a felony DUI charge. This could result in a much longer jail sentence, the loss of the franchise (your right to vote), and permanent consequences for your professional reputation.
Responding to the Charges
Right after your arrest, you likely will feel confused, scared, and conflicted about how to pursue a good defense and where to direct your energies. You may even know that you should hire an attorney but you may not realize just how little time you have to mount the most effective defense. An experienced Teller County criminal attorney may not be able to get the charges excused completely, but he or she can analyze the arrest and blood/urine tests and potentially find hidden resources for you. For instance, an analysis of the breathalyzer work may reveal that the machine malfunctioned; or that diabetic compounds on your breath called ketones artificially elevated your BAC reading; or any of the many ways a DUI false positive could be caused. Using this evidence, your attorney may be able to get the charges cleared completely.
Top-Rated DUI Defense
To avail yourself of the most potent and effective legal resources, you should seek an attorney who understands Colorado DUI law from multiple perspectives. Attorney Timothy Bussey, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated lawyer with over nearly two decades experience, has served as both a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. His diverse perspective on Colorado criminal law can help you develop and execute a powerful defensive strategy. Contact him for a free consultation by calling (719) 475-2555, today.