So You Got Pulled Over, Now What?
If you are arrested for driving under the influence, don’t say anything! Then hire a Denver DUI lawyer at first opportunity. Police have to follow certain rules when they suspect a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. First, they must have probable cause to pull the vehicle over. The driver's consent or a search warrant is required before they can thoroughly search the vehicle, or they risk an unlawful search and seizure defense throwing the whole case out of court. If the driver agrees to a breathalyzer test, the machine must be properly calibrated, and the admission and results of the test have to be performed and read by a person specifically trained to use that machine.
A DUI lawyer will review every aspect of the arrest, and if the police didn’t follow proper procedures, there is a possibility it may be dismissed on a technicality such as if the police failed to read the defendant his or her Miranda rights.
In Denver, CO, a person may face up to 2 years in jail for a DUI or 180 days for a DWAI. A $1,000 fine and a 9-month license suspension may result for the first DUI offense and $500 fine for a first DWAI offense. A second DUI or DWAI offense may result in up to 2 years in jail, a $1,500 fine and a 1-year license suspension. The defendant’s total monetary loss is generally significantly higher after legal defense charges, court costs, possible loss of job, etc.
The Law office of Christopher Braddock, located in Denver, Colorado, represents clients throughout the Front Range, including Aurora, Cherry Creek, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Littleton, Parker, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Westminster, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Glendale, Centennial, Denver County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Adams County, Broomfield County and Boulder County, CO.
Christopher T. Braddock