Charged with a DUI or DWAI in Fort Collins?
We will fight tooth and nail for your rights–and for the best possible outcome.
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 [email protected]