DUI’s and DWAI’s are the most common driving offenses that an average person will be charged with. Being convicted of DUI (driving under the influence) or DWAI (driving while ability impaired) can have a severe impact on several areas of your life. Having passionate and caring Fort Collins DUI attorneys on your side will help to alleviate your stress throughout the entire court process. The following are possible consequences of DUI & DWAI charges.

  • The possible loss of your driver’s license. In addition to your required court dates, it is important that you request a DMV hearing.  Although the court decides what your penalty should be, the DMV decides whether or not to revoke your driving privileges and, if so, for how long. Our Fort Collins DUI attorneys can help you navigate this process and instruct you on ways to keep your DMV penalties to a minimum.
  • Jail time is a very real possibility if you are convicted, especially if you have a high blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time you were pulled over. Oftentimes, our Fort Collins DUI Attorneys can help reduce the amount of jail time or look to alternatives to incarceration, such as work release, home detention, or probation.
  • Fines and fees related to DUI/DWAI’s can reach over $10,000 in the state of Colorado once all is said and done. These fees include alcohol education courses, therapy, community service, and jail fees. We will assist you in getting the best deal in court, so that you are left with as few financial ramifications as possible.

In Colorado, the presumptive level of intoxication for DWAI is .05.  The presumptive level of intoxication for a DUI is .08 and above.  If a BAC is above a .20, the law requires mandatory jail time. Even if you feel sober enough to drive after having a glass of wine or a couple of beers, your BAC may be above the legal limit. Law enforcement is required to follow specific procedures when administering blood and breath tests, as well as road side evaluations. Our Fort Collins DUI attorneys are experienced at closely scrutinizing a police report to see if these procedures were followed.  Often times, blood or breath can be re-tested if the levels are questionable, and occasionally it is possible to challenge the reason you were stopped by the police in general. After combing through your police reports, we can determine the possible penalties you face, and discuss your options in oder to achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact Fort Collins DUI attorneys Schwartz & Waible at info@jskwlaw.com

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

What Our Clients Are Saying

Our son was in need of representation, and we considered doing things on our own; but since we were unfamiliar with the law and procedures involved to resolve the issue, we contacted Schwartz and Waible. It was the best decision we could have made. The charges our son faced were unwarranted, and since the attorney succeeded in persuading the opposition to fairly evaluate the situation, we were able to sleep at night; and ultimately, the charges were dismissed. I give my highest recommendation for the law firm. We couldn’t be more pleased with their services and the outcome as a result.
- Shawn

I would refer Schwartz & Waible as attorneys to anyone that is in need. They take the time to make sure that you know what the process of the courts are and are always willing to answer any question no matter how big or small it may be. They are very kind and understanding. Any time I needed to check in to see where our case was going, I always got a returned call back in a timely manner. They are some of the good guys to have in your corner. Thanks Schwartz & Waible for holding my hand through everything we went through the summer of 2010.
- Lisa

The law firm of Schwartz & Waible responded very quickly to my e-mail when I needed a lawyer in Fort Collins. The attorneys listened very attentively and offered sound advice, which put me at ease when my case came in front of the judge. They presented my case so well that the judge ruled in my favor. I was so thankful and would recommend them to anyone that needs an excellent lawyer.
- Connie

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