Facing DUI Or Traffic Violation In Boulder County (Boulder, Erie, Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Superior, Ward)?
Even if this is your first offense, the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance can be severe. Moorhead & Griffin, LLP, have many years of experience as criminal defense attorneys. They can help you understand the charges against you or against those you care about, as well as how to best approach your DUI defense.
DUIs In Boulder
In Boulder, DUI defendants might have been charged with DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two) or DWI (driving while impaired). The charge of DUI refers to a blood-alcohol level (BAC) in excess of .08. In Colorado, DWI is a lesser offense, referring to a BAC between .05 and .08. But make no mistake: A DWI charge should still be taken very seriously. A conviction for a DWI, DUI or DUI per se is a "major traffic violation" for purposes of being classified as a Habitual Traffic Offender by the DMV.
Never take chances with DUI charges. In Boulder, DUI convictions carry significant penalties, from suspension of license to jail time. You need an attorney who fully understands the Colorado DUI laws and who will work quickly, tirelessly and efficiently to defend your rights. At Moorhead & Griffin we offer both an extensive background of DUI defense work and the exemplary record in these cases that make us the ideal choice to represent you.
Boulder DUI Defense Attorney
Once you hire Moorhead & Griffin, your DUI defense begins with a driver's license suspension hearing. If you receive a DUI citation, your driver's license will be automatically suspended. You will then have seven days to request a hearing with the Colorado DMV to determine whether the license will be suspended for a longer period of time. It is imperative that you contact an experienced DUI defense attorney prior to scheduling a hearing to determine if this is your best course of action. With our defense team protecting your rights, you are much more likely to receive favorable results.
Dealing with Boulder's motor vehicle department (DMV) can be frustrating and time consuming. We can manage the process for you by completing the required forms, making the necessary phone calls, scheduling and representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department revocation hearing, and making any other necessary arrangements. Under some circumstances, it is possible to obtain a "probationary license," which allows a person to drive for work or school. There are approaches to a DUI defense that might help to dismiss or lessen the charge or penalties, which is why your first action should be to call us as soon as possible.
After the license suspension hearing, Moorhead & Griffin will work tirelessly to defend you against any other penalties. As former prosecuting attorneys, Moorhead & Griffin have extensive knowledge of the prosecution methods for DUI charges. Our firm knows many of the personnel involved in DUI cases, and understands the best tactics to use in the Boulder area.
Why Hire A DUI Attorney In Boulder?
Moorhead & Griffin will fight and challenge every aspect of the prosecution's case, including unlawful stops, violations of search and seizure laws by the arresting officer, and especially unreliable breath test and blood test evidence. Each piece of evidence against you is subject to either human or machine error. By thoroughly studying all of the evidence for errors, and fully comprehending all facets of Colorado DUI law, we may find that you did not meet the legal definition of DUI and thus should not be convicted.
There are often crucial factors in DUI cases — such as the smell of alcohol on your breath, or whether you swerved on the road — that fall under the rubric of "substantial impairment." Since this is a matter of the arresting officer's opinion, you need the experience of Moorhead & Griffin to challenge these charges effectively. Remember, police officers are familiar with the questions DUI defense attorneys will ask them. Our experience allows us to anticipate both how they will answer questions and present evidence against you.
The attorneys of Moorhead & Griffin will challenge any license suspension or revocation, as well as any potential jail time. College students will want to note that a DUI offense may lead to suspension or expulsion from school. We will inform you of all the possibilities and work to obtain the best possible result. DUI charges are much too serious to leave to chance.
Loss of freedom is expensive. But justice doesn't have to be. Contact Moorhead & Griffin and allow our experience to successfully defend you.
To arrange a free consultation, please call 800-701-5754 or email us.