Boulder DUI Defense Lawyers

Don’t Let An Extra Drink Destroy Your Life

DUI and DWAI convictions have serious consequences. You risk losing your driver’s license as well as gaining a criminal record, which can affect your ability to get a job or apply for a loan. Most people assume that because this is their first offense, they won’t be punished. However, depending on the amount of alcohol in your system, you can lose your driver’s license for up to nine months and end up in jail, even if it is your first offense. If you have been arrested for DUI, you need an experienced Boulder DUI attorney on your side.

At The Moorhead Law Group, we know the impact a DUI or DWAI conviction can have on your life and we know how to fight it. We have more than 30 years of experience in the Colorado legal system and two of our attorneys are former prosecutors. We have helped thousands of drivers deal with DUI charges and keep their driving privileges.

In addition to standard DUI and DWAI charges, our firm can help you with:

What Is The Difference Between DUI And DWAI In Colorado?

Police can charge driving under the influence (DUI) if the driver indicates the degree of alcohol or drugs in the bloodstream has substantially reduced the mental or physical capacity to operate the vehicle safely. In the case of alcohol, the legal limit for an adult in Colorado is usually determined to be .08 percent (or higher) blood alcohol content (BAC).

Driving while ability impaired (DWAI) is considered to be the lesser of the two drunk driving charges. Police can charge DWAI if they feel the alcohol or drugs render a person less able to operate a motor vehicle safely, even if only to the slightest degree. Typically, a .05 percent BAC can warrant a DWAI charge. Learn more about DUI and DWAI in Colorado.

Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

Most people assume they have no other option than to accept the charges against them because the prosecution can show the amount of alcohol in their blood exceeded the legal limit. This is not true. There are many ways to challenge a DUI or DWAI charge, including questioning the accuracy of the tests conducted and whether the arresting police officer handled the arrest and testing correctly.

More importantly, there may be ways we can save your driving privileges. The Boulder area is hard to get around without a car. We can help you get your driver’s license reinstated. Let us evaluate your case during a free initial consultation and inform you of whether or not you need a boulder DUI attorney.

Protect Yourself And Your Future

Call us at 303-447-1400 or contact us online to set up a time to come in and talk with our Boulder criminal defense lawyers about DUI or DWAI charges.


“David helped our family navigate a very stressful and confusing time after our son was charged with a DUI. With his long history of defending clients in the community and his quick response to our questions and concerns we knew we were in good hands. The legal system can be daunting and we wouldn’t advise navigating it on your own. We would definitely recommend David to anyone who finds themselves in the same position.”

Client on The Moorhead Law Group

“Definitely recommend for driving impairment issues. David was helpful, honest, and transparent. With his assistance and guidance I was able to successfully retain my license with a successful outcome. David’s fees are reasonable and he clearly knows the Boulder County court system and procedures well.”



David helped my brother resolve a case that was dragging on and on with a public defender within 10 days of me reaching out to him (and got a much better deal for my brother). Worth the money and is very nice to work with!

A. Penner, • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE

Mr. Moorhead is professional and intelligent. He is extremely good at navigating the legal system. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.

Julie H., • 5 STARS ON YELP

David Moorhead was a miracle worker. We hired him to finish a case that kept going on and on for years by an overworked public defender. He got it done in days. Not only did he get it done in days, he went beyond what we hired him to do and got a way better agreement than we anticipated. I can’t recommend him enough.

S. Parker, • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE

David Moorhead exceeded my expectations. He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to manage my case and how to speak to the DA to get the outcome I desired. I was amazed at the outcome of my case. David made it quick, simple and painless. I would recommend him over and over again to anyone needing legal assistance.

Emily A. , • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE