Helping You Preserve Your Future
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a very serious charge in Colorado. Aside from the immediate criminal consequences, a DUI or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) charge can have lasting impacts on the rest of your life. In order to preserve your license and your future, it is crucial that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Our DUI lawyer, Allie Shafner, will help you protect your rights, keep your license and aim to have your charges reduced or dismissed whenever possible. She has years of experience assisting clients in Denver to stay on the road. You need an ally who understands these serious charges and how to fight them.
A DUI Impacts More Than Just Your License
A DUI conviction in Colorado has significant implications for your entire future. You could lose your license and no longer have the ability to take your kids to school, get to work or even run errands on your own without using public transportation or finding someone to drive you. A conviction can also impact your ability to get and keep certain jobs and licenses.
Even when there is evidence against you, with the right attorney, you have a chance at defeating a DUI charge and keeping your license. Ms. Shafner will analyze the traffic stop or accident, the conduct of the police, the administration of the field sobriety test and any other elements that may prove that your DUI charge is illegitimate.
DUI And DWAI Frequently Asked Questions
DUI charges are frightening, and the process can be overwhelming. We are here to answer your questions and help you understand your next steps. Please see some answers to frequently asked questions about DUI and DWAI in Colorado.
What is the difference between DUI and DWAI in Colorado?
The difference between the charges lies in the blood alcohol content at the time of the arrest. If your blood alcohol content is .05% to .08%, a DWAI will be charged. If you have a blood alcohol content above .08% or have any drugs in your system, you will get a DUI charge. Both charges carry harsh penalties, including consequences against your license.
What are the penalties if I’m convicted?
In Colorado, the penalties for DUI or DWAI are severe and depend on the offense itself and your criminal history. For your first offense, you may have up to $1,000 in fines, up to one year in jail, community service, points on your license, license suspension and requirements to attend substance abuse treatment programs.
Why do I need a lawyer?
Because of the severe consequences of a DUI conviction, you should never face these charges alone. Working with an experienced DUI attorney gives you the peace of mind that someone with experience is navigating your case. You have a better chance of success with a lawyer who knows the local laws and how to present a DUI defense.
We Are Here To Help
Don’t wait until it’s too late to hire an experienced DUI attorney. Your freedom and future are on the line, and you shouldn’t face these charges alone. Contact Shafner Injury Law at 720-800-4715 or online to schedule a free consultation and get started on your defense today.