Conviction for drunk driving will come with an estimated cost of at least $10,000, license suspension, possible jail time, mandatory treatment, the possibility of job loss or the inability to work in certain professions, and exposure to serious criminal penalties for future arrests, which are likely because of increased targeting by law enforcement as a result of being a convicted DUI offender.
As veteran Fort Collins drunk driving defense attorneys, we are not trying to scare you. But we believe motorists should know what they are up against from the start. Drunk driving is the most common serious criminal charge filed in Colorado and generates the bulk of the revenue for most municipal court systems.
Law enforcement hopes you pay the fines and fees and attempt to move one. We hope you keep reading and then pick up the phone for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
The number of motorists arrested for driving under the influence continues to increase, despite every evidence that such motorists represent a waning risk on the nation’s roads. In Colorado, more than 20,000 drivers are arrested each year.
Many are surprised to learn that the state has adopted a number of scenarios to arrest and charge you even if your blood alcohol level is below the nationwide legal limit of .08.
There is good news and bad news. The good news is first offenses are the easiest to beat or win a reduction of the charges. The bad news is having a conviction on your record means you will be targeted by law enforcement for years to come and can expect frequent traffic stops, particularly at night.
The progressive nature of Colorado’s drunk driving laws means a subsequent arrest will result in more serious penalties. The best way to avoid such penalties is to keep a first conviction off your criminal record by hiring an experienced Fort Collins DUI defense attorney.
Our veteran DUI defense attorneys in Fort Collins believe in challenging arrests on all fronts, including:
There are many ways to beat these charges. Our experienced Fort Collins DUI defense lawyers represent motorist clients throughout the area, including Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, Larimer County, Weld County, Berthoud, Estes Park, Johnstown, Red Feather Lakes, Timnath, Wellington, Windsor, LaPorte, Bellevue, Greeley, Ault, Eaton, Severance, Nunn, Firestone, Dacono, Boulder, Winter Park, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Fraser. We represent clients in Larimer County, Boulder County, Weld County, Grand County and beyond.
Call Matthew Haltzman at the Haltzman Law Firm today at (970) 692-3440 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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