Driving under the influence is a serious criminal offense that can result in the loss of your driver’s license, jail time, mandatory treatment, substantial economic penalties, and long-term consequences that can include job loss or the inability to work in certain jobs or professions.
It is the most common serious offense faced by motorists - with law enforcement making more than 20,000 arrests in Colorado each year - and is the leading generator of revenue for most municipal court systems.
Despite a decrease in the number of impaired motorists on the road, the number of arrests continues to rise, as lawmakers devise more and more ways to make arrests. Today, our Larimer DUI lawyers are called to represent many motorists who never tested above the nationwide legal limit of .08.
In fact, Colorado law targets motorists with a BAC as low as .02 and has also devised ways to charge people for driving under the influence of marijuana, despite little evidence that the state’s arbitrary testing and enforcement methods fairly target offenders or reduce the risks of intoxicated motorists on the road.
Under current Colorado law, Motorists may face criminal charges even if their BAC is not above the nationwide legal limit of .08.
Colorado law provides both administrative and criminal penalties for drunk or impaired driving.
DUI Administrative Penalties
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 Larimer DUI defense attorney.
The truth is there are many ways to beat these charges. Law enforcement most often arrests a motorist with the assumption he or she will simply plead guilty and attempt to go on with life. This is a mistake and a great way to be targeted by law enforcement for years to come.
Our experienced Larimer 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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