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

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Our family was in need of a lawyer twice in the past 5 years. Both times we called upon Schwartz and Waible Law Firm. They worked very hard and kept us informed every step of the way. Helped understand the ins and the outs of the law. We were very pleased with the out come of both cases. Hopefully won’t need further need, but if we are won’t hesitate to call upon this law firm. So if you are looking for a Law Firm that works as a team, are caring about their clients, and will do the best job possible you may want to call upon Schwartz and Waible. Thank you so much for your help. Sharon and Jim, January, 2011 We welcome this opportunity to extol Kirk Waible, one of the finest lawyers we’ve ever known. Our background is in education—we are retired after long careers of teaching classes from kindergarten through graduate school. During the past year (2010), Kirk represented someone very close to us. In a difficult, often convoluted, case, Kirk cut right through the mazes of the legal system to present his client’s defense so effectively that the outcome was far more successful than we had ever hoped. We found Kirk to be personable, smart, thorough, accessible, and well-versed in the law. Years ago, I (Jim) worked at length for a state legislature and dealt with many, many lawyers on a daily basis. Some of them were brilliant in their profession. But I feel Kirk stands head and shoulders above even the best of them. We would engage him in an instant to represent us in any legal matter.

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We welcome this opportunity to extol Kirk Waible, one of the finest lawyers we’ve ever known. Our background is in education—we are retired after long careers of teaching classes from kindergarten through graduate school. During the past year (2010), Kirk represented someone very close to us. In a difficult, often convoluted, case, Kirk cut right through the mazes of the legal system to present his client’s defense so effectively that the outcome was far more successful than we had ever hoped. We found Kirk to be personable, smart, thorough, accessible, and well-versed in the law. Years ago, I (Jim) worked at length for a state legislature and dealt with many, many lawyers on a daily basis. Some of them were brilliant in their profession. But I feel Kirk stands head and shoulders above even the best of them. We would engage him in an instant to represent us in any legal matter.

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I retained Jeff Schwartz of Schwartz & Waible after I was charged with a felony. Jeff was caring, professional, detail-oriented, and thorough in how he handled my case. He has a strong knowledge of criminal law and knows the Larimer County court system and its players well. He was able to negotiate the best possible plea deal for me, and I am grateful for his representation. I highly recommend Schwartz & Waible’s services.

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