Penalties for Driving Under the Influence
According to noduicolorado.org last year, 151 DUI arrests were made in Routt County, 94 in Moffat County, and 147 in Grand County.
noduicolorado.org provides an explanation for the consequences of a DUI also. For example, depending on the number of prior convictions, if you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you face license suspension up to two years, mandatory education, assessment, and treatment, and the requirement of installing an ignition interlock device. Even if it is only your first DUI, your license can be suspended for up to nine months.
This can prove incredibly disruptive if you need your car to go to work or if you drive trucks to run a ranch. Many people find DUI convictions limit their employment prospects and frustrate their family obligations. Other restrictions, like avoiding places that do not serve alcohol, place a strain on social lives. That is why facing a DUI is no small matter and requires the attention of a good criminal defense attorney.
Combs uses 17 years of trial skills to defend DUI charges. These are never completely cut and dry cases. The arresting officer may have made mistakes in your sobriety test or violated your constitutional rights. If you were accused of driving under the influence of marijuana, there is no test in existence to prove you were impaired at the time. That burden of proof is on the state and it may not have the evidence for a conviction.
Our experienced attorney will examine these possibilities to find a way to dismiss your charges. If it appears you were driving under the influence, we will inform you of your options so we can plead down your penalties and allow you to move forward with this merely being a lesson learned.
Even if you feel this situation is hopeless, it is still worth it to consult with an attorney. This is often a frightening experience, especially for first-time offenders. There may be options that you have not considered.
The criminal justice system is one of the deadlines and strict procedure. Time is of the essence so if you were arrested for DUI, do not delay. Contact Combs to schedule a consultation so we can start working on your defense strategy immediately.