DUI Attorney

The Griffin Law Firm can provide you with the strongest possible defense against DUI charges to help you resolve your case as favorably as possible.

The Griffin Law Firm can provide you with the strongest possible defense against DUI charges to help you resolve your case as favorably as possible.

In 2012, more than 31,000 people in Colorado were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI), according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Department of Behavioral Health. Of these DUI arrests:

  • More than 10,000 of the suspected individuals had one prior DUI conviction.
  • Nearly 5,700 of the suspected individuals had at least three prior convictions.
  • Most of the DUI arrests occurred in Colorado’s most populous cities and counties such as in Denver and Boulder counties.

Clearly, Colorado’s law enforcement officials are intent on making DUI arrests, which means that drivers should not only be aware of their legal rights but also what happens in the unfortunate event that they are arrested for and accused of a DUI. In these instances, an experienced DUI Attorney is needed.

After a DUI Arrest

A DUI arrest typically triggers two cases in which the accused will have to defend:

  • A criminal case that is hashed out in the courtroom: This case will involve determining whether an individual is innocent or guilty of the DUI. If found guilty and convicted of the DUI charges, the individual can face any combination of the following Colorado DUI penalties:
    • Jail time
    • Mandatory probation
    • Court-ordered alcohol education classes and/or the installation of an ignition interlock device on vehicle
    • Costly fines
    • Mandatory community service.
  • An administrative case that is overseen by the Department of Motor Vehicles: This case is focused on determining whether the accused will be able to keep driving privileges. While the accused individual can try to argue that he or she should be allowed to retain driving privileges during this hearing, if he or she fails to request the hearing (or if officials rule against him or her at the hearings), the driver’s license will be automatically suspended for at least 30 days.

DUI Defense Strategies

Although a DUI arrest can be overwhelming and stressful, it’s important for those who are facing DUI charges to remember that they have rights and that working with an experienced DUI defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of their case.

Some of the specific DUI defense strategies and arguments that a skilled lawyer may use to help get the charges against the accused reduced or possibly even dropped entirely may include the following:

  • Police did not have the probable cause to pull over the accused individual’s vehicle.
  • Police did not properly or legally operate a DUI checkpoint.
  • Officers failed to properly conduct field sobriety testing.
  • Officers were not properly trained on how to use breathalyzers and/or perform blood tests.
  • The results of the Blood Alcohol Content testing were inaccurate.
  • Alleged signs that a driver was intoxicated were related to other factors, like exhaustion or certain medical conditions.

Facing any type of criminal charges – including DUI charges – is an extremely serious matter, as a conviction could cost you your reputation, your career, your family and even your freedom.

If you or your loved one has been arrested for and/or formally charged with a DUI, the Griffin Law Firm is ready to immediately start providing you with the strongest possible defense both inside and outside the courtroom. The Griffin Law Firm offers clients more than 18 years in criminal law experience. Part of this experience is aggressively defending the rights of the accused for the past four years.

Regardless of whether you are facing DUI charges for the first time or you are facing multiple criminal charges in addition to the weapons charge, we will work relentlessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case.

Contact Us Today

Let’s talk about your defense. To receive a complete evaluation of your case, along with professional advice regarding your best options for moving forward, contact us by calling 303-280-1070 or by emailing us using the form at the top of this page.