Fight Your DUI Charge!
If you find yourself with a DUI charge, the first thing you should do is contact a Colorado Springs DUI attorney. The Law Office of James Newby is a firm that specializes in aggressively fighting DUI cases. Attorney James Newby is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has used his expertise to fight many DUI cases in Colorado. With his experience he knows exactly how to fight a DUI charge in Colorado Springs, even if you think it is a lost cause.
DUI in Colorado
In Colorado there are two types of alcohol-related driving offenses: driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while ability impaired (DWAI). A DUI occurs when your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher, while a DWAI occurs if your BAC is .05% to .07%. Even if your BAC comes back within DUI limits, it is possible to get the charges dropped. Because there is a strict protocol that must be followed when these tests are administered, it is very possible to find an administration violation that could result in this evidence being dropped. A Colorado Springs DUI attorney knows exactly what to look for when attempting to fight these charges.
A DUI can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Felony DUI often occurs if this is not your first DUI conviction, if you were driving with a minor in the car, or if there are injuries or property damage as a result of your DUI.
If you are convicted of a DUI you will likely face harsh penalties, including some of the following:
- Prison time
- Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- Large fines
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on your car
- Court-ordered counseling
In addition to these court-ordered punishments, there are many secondary ramifications of a DUI conviction. The DUI conviction will go on your permanent record and will therefore affect future employment opportunities, citizenship requests, and scholarship opportunities, among other things. The seriousness of a felony conviction means you can’t afford to try and fight this DUI charge on your own.
A great Colorado Springs DUI attorney will do everything we can to fight the charges for you, giving you a much greater chance of a successful outcome.