Colorado DUI Lawyers
Being arrested and charged for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs can threaten your freedom and future. After an arrest, it's important to remain calm and consider how to best defend yourself against the serious criminal charges and penalties you face. At Feldmann Nagel Margulis our experienced Denver area DUI attorneys fight aggressively on behalf of clients facing DUI allegations – and we fight to secure the best possible results.
If you or someone you love has recently been arrested and charged for DUI, it is important to act fast and seek the help of experienced lawyers. During the initial stages of your case, a lawyer from our firm can help explain your rights, what to expect, and how we can guide you step by step through your legal journey. Because Colorado DUI cases involve two separate DUI proceedings – criminal cases and DMV hearings – our DUI attorneys are prepared to assist you during both:
- Criminal Cases – Criminal proceedings concern whether or not a motorist is guilty of a criminal offense for driving under the influence. Criminal cases are separate from DMV hearings and determine what penalties – if any – a defendant will face upon conviction, including fines, imprisonment, probation, and others.
- DMV Hearings – Administrative hearings with the DMV concern only a motorist's driving privileges. These hearings must be requested within 7 days after an arrest – the sooner the better – and are overseen by a DMV employee, who makes a final recommendation regarding license suspension or revocation.
DUI Cases We Handle
In Colorado, there are two different charges that a driver who has failed a field sobriety test can face: Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI). If your blood-alcohol concentration is found to be 0.05 or higher, you may be charged with be DWAI; if it is 0.08 or higher, you may be charged with DUI. Although the penalties for DUI are more severe, both have serious consequences, and it is vital that you make full use of your right to mount a defense.
Feldmann Nagel Margulis handles the full range of DUI cases and issues, including:
Contact a Colorado criminal lawyer today
Our experienced DUI defense attorneys in Denver, Vail, Boulder, and Steamboat
Springs believe that every person accused of a crime deserves a strong
defense and a second chance. Our firm has long-term experience working as
a criminal prosecutors for the state or for the military. Experience on
both sides of the courtroom aisle helps us better protect our clients.
To make a confidential appointment, contact us today.