DUI & DWAI

The most common driving offenses that an average person will be charged with are a DUI or a DWAI . A conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) can have a severe impact on many aspects of your life. Having Northern Colorado DUI attorneys who actually care will help alleviate your stress and anxiety throughout your entire court process. The following lists the potential consequences of DUI & DWAI charges.

  • The potential revocation of your driver’s license. In addition to the standard required court dates, it’s imperative that you request a DMV hearing in order to find out how extensive the consequences will be. Ultimately, the DMV will determine whether or not to revoke your driving privileges and, if so, for just how long. Our Northern Colorado DUI attorneys will assist in navigating this process and direct you on ways to keep your DMV penalties to a minimum.

  • If you are convicted, jail time is a major possibility; especially if you were caught with a high blood alcohol content (BAC) when you were pulled over. Many times our Northern Colorado DUI Attorneys can help get your jail time reduced or look at alternatives to incarceration, such as work release, home detention, and monitored probation.

  • DUI/DWAI fines and fees can reach over $10,000 when all is said and done. These fees include alcohol education courses, therapy, community service, and jail fees. We’ll assist you in achieving the best deal in court, so that your financial burden is as minimal as possible.

The presumptive level of intoxication for DWAI is .05 in the state of Colorado, while  the presumptive level of intoxication for a DUI is .08 and above. Jail time is mandatory barring a BAC is above a .20. It’s always important to consider that even if you feel sober enough to drive after having a simple glass of wine or a couple of beers, your BAC may be above the legal limit. Law enforcement legally mandated to follow specific procedures when a blood/breath test, or roadside evaluation is performed. Our Northern Colorado DUI attorneys have significant experience in closely scrutinizing police reports to check if procedures were followed. Oftentimes, blood and breath can be re-tested if the levels are questionable, and on occasion it’s possible to challenge the reasoning behind being stopped by the police in general. After combing through your police reports, we will determine any potential penalties you may face, and discuss your options in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact Northern Colorado DUI attorneys Schwartz & Waible at info@jskwlaw.com

Northern Colorado DUI attorneys, Schwartz & Waible, also serve the following locations throughout Colorado: Greeley, Loveland, Windsor, and Wellington