Colorado DUI Attorney
Being accused of a Colorado DUI or DWAI related to alcohol or drugs such as marijuana can be an overwhelming and scary experience. With the criminal lawyers of McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP on their side, our clients are assured that their rights are being protected and their best interests are being pursued.
Colorado’s DUI laws are complex and seem like they are always changing. Colorado now has some of the toughest “Driving Under the Influence” or “Driving While Ability Impaired” laws in the country. Hiring an experienced DUI lawyer is a crucial choice when so much is at stake. Veteran defense counsel is necessary to aggressively defend against DUI and DWAI charges. All of our lawyers have successfully defended these types of charges. We also fight at the DMV administrative level to prevent a suspension of driving privilege. Hire our criminal defense team to represent you in both the criminal and DMV aspects of your DWAI or DUI case.
Colorado DUI and DWAI Charges
A first offense in Colorado for DUI or DWAI could trigger a mandatory minimum jail sentence. Other penalties for drunk driving can include a fine, community service, probation, or alcohol education and therapy classes. A second or third DUI offense in Colorado does trigger a mandatory jail sentence.
In Colorado, Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana carries the same penalties as a regular DUI charge. A marijuana DUI conviction can jeopardize your freedom, your ability to drive, and your reputation. How intoxicated a person is after using marijuana can vary depending on many factors including time of use, method of use, and a person’s frequency of use. In our experience, the prosecution will often ignore these factors and concentrate on a poorly trained police officer’s opinion that a person is “impaired.” Our firm has successfully defended people accused of Colorado DUI-Marijuana allegations. Our criminal defense lawyers understand how to present evidence pertaining to the specific person and how to attack poorly supported allegations that a person is “impaired.” McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP attorneys have a leg-up on the prosecution because of our understanding of how the law and the science will apply to our client.
Colorado DUI DMV Hearings
It can be extremely difficult to understand how the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles operates. Losing your driver’s license due to a DUI or DWAI is a life changing event. Our lawyers have great experience dealing with many types of administrative hearings including point suspension, interlock extension, and express consent hearings.