DUI

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GETTING CHARGED WITH A DUI CAN BE LIFE CHANGING
A DUI charge can change your life forever. It can impact your driver's license, family life, employment status, and leave a mark on your criminal record that will follow you throughout your life. When facing this potentially life altering event, do not go at it alone. Speak to a lawyer immediately to learn your options and a contact a lawyer who knows DUI cases.

FOCUSED ON AND EQUIPPED TO DEFEND YOUR DUI CASE
The attorneys at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. provide focused and experienced DUI defense.  Our attorneys have experience with impaired driving cases of all types, including alcohol impairment, underage drinking and driving, felony DUI, DUI involving injury or death, and DUI involving marijuana and other drugs.  The attorneys at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. know how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the State's case against you and use their knowledge and experience to get you the best possible result.

HELPING YOU MAINTAIN YOUR PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE  
When you are facing a DUI charge, you must act quickly and immediately request a DMV hearing. This will ensure you have the ability to contest any revocation of your driving privileges. Next, talk to a lawyer about your options and consider hiring a DUI defense attorney to help you fight any potential revocation or to minimize any consequences. Just because you are arrested for a DUI, or refuse to comply with a blood or breath test, doesn't mean you need to lose your driving license completely. Revocations can be contested and alternatives to complete revocation are available. Colorado's "express consent" law, which deals with blood and breath test revocations, provides you certain rights and law enforcement certain obligations that must be upheld for a revocation to be enforced, and it is imperative that you have someone on your side to find and fight these issues.

DUI IN COLORADO IS MORE THAN JUST DRUNK DRIVING
In Colorado, "Driving Under the Influence" or "DUI" covers a wide range of behavior and laws that you need to know about. Offenses can vary from "Driving While Ability Impaired" for lower levels of alcohol and drug impairment, "Driving Under the Influence" for substantial alcohol or drug impairment, "Driving With Excessive Alcohol Content/DUI Per Se" for driving with a BAC over .08 (as determined within two hours of driving), "Underage Drinking and Driving" for those driver's under twenty one years of age with a BAC between .02 and .05, "Vehicular Assault and Homicide" for DUI that causes injury or death, and "Felony DUI/DWAI" for committing a DUI or DWAI while having three or more prior offenses."  Each type of DUI case has its own unique considerations and avenues for defense and a practiced eye is needed to know how to tackle each one.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND DEFENSES 
Not all DUI cases can be successfully challenged or "beat" in court. But some can, and it takes an experienced DUI lawyer to know when and how this can be done. At Daniels & Scriven, P.C., we look at every DUI we handle to first make sure your rights were not violated and consider all defense options so we can mount an aggressive approach to challenging these issues if they apply to your case.