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Douglas County DUI / DWAI Lawyer: Castle Rock DUI / DWAI Attorney

If you are arrested for Driving While Under the Influence (DUI) in Castle Rock, or for Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) in Highlands Ranch, you need to contact a Castle Rock / Douglas County DUI lawyer at the O’Malley Law Office immediately. A conviction of DUI or DWAI, C.R.S. 42-4-1301, can lead to fines, jail or prison time, along with the loss of your driver's license and the inability to find a job. In some DUI or DWAI cases where children are in the car with you, the police can also charge you with Child Abuse or Reckless Endangerment. Whatever the situation is for your DUI or DWAI charges in Douglas County, there is always a good reason to consult an experienced Douglas County DUI lawyer to defend you.
 

The definition of DUI (Driving While Under the Influence) is:

A person who drives a motor vehicle or vehicle under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, commits driving under the influence. "Driving under the influence" includes driving a motor vehicle or vehicle when a person has consumed alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of alcohol and one or more drugs, that affects the person to a degree that the person is substantially incapable, either mentally or physically, or both mentally and physically, to exercise clear judgment, sufficient physical control, or due care in the safe operation of a vehicle.

The definition of DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) is:

A person who drives a motor vehicle or vehicle while impaired by alcohol or by one or more drugs, or by a combination of alcohol and one or more drugs, commits driving while ability impaired. "Driving while ability impaired" means driving a motor vehicle or vehicle when a person has consumed alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, that affects the person to the slightest degree so that the person is less able than the person ordinarily would have been, either mentally or physically, or both mentally and physically, to exercise clear judgment, sufficient physical control, or due care in the safe operation of a vehicle.

Douglas County DUI Lawyer | What Happens When You Are Pulled Over for DUI / DWAI?

  • You will be asked for your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance, which you must give to police.
  • Police may ask you to submit to roadside maneuvers, field sobriety tests or a Portable Breath Test (PBT). Not many people know this, but these roadside tests are voluntary, so you should always choose not to take them. Submitting to these tests can only give police probable cause to arrest you.
  • If police decide there is probable cause to arrest you (such as the accumulation of things like slurring your speech, alcohol on your breath, or bad driving when they stopped you), you will be arrested and required to take a blood or breath test. This test is commonly called the Express Consent Test. Refusing to take the Express Consent Test can result in the loss of your Colorado driver’s license for one year under Colorado's refusal law.

DUI and DWAI in Highlands Ranch – A Misdemeanor or Felony in Colorado

Driving Under the Influence, or Driving While Ability Impaired in Lone Tree are normally charged as a class one misdemeanor. However, Colorado now has a felony DUI law, which says that if you have three or more prior convictions of a DUI, DWAI, Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault or any combination of these, you will face class 4 felony charges. For the class 1 misdemeanor conviction of DUI or DWAI, you will face up to 1 year in the Douglas County Jail. For the class 4 felony conviction of DUI or DWAI, possible imprisonment includes up to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Contact a Castle Rock and Douglas County DUI lawyer if facing DUI or DWAI charges.

Castle Rock Driving Under the Influence Lawyer: Call Us at 303-265-1950

In Castle Rock and Douglas County, Colorado, there is help available if you are facing DUI or DWAI charges. A Douglas County DUI lawyer at the O’Malley Law Office can defend you against DUI or DWAI charges, such as by challenging your breathalyzer results or the legality of the traffic stop where you were arrested, fighting for your driving rights at your DMV administrative hearing, or referring you to alcohol classes or treatment centers. There is hope in every DUI or DWAI situation. Your future is too valuable to fight your DUI or DWAI charges in Castle Rock on your own. Call the best Douglas County DUI lawyer from the O’Malley Law Office to fight for you today.