When Does Colorado File Vehicular Assault Charges?
March 10, 2023
In a Jefferson County DUI case, Denver DUI attorney Jacob E. Martinez achieved a Careless Driving disposition where the client had originally been charged with DUI. In this case, because the client had prior alcohol-related convictions, he was facing a guaranteed jail sentence. However, upon closely analyzing the case, Mr. Martinez identified a significant legal issue.
In Colorado DUI cases, though an individual does not need to be literally driving a vehicle at the time of police contact, they do [...]
In a Summit County DUI case, Denver DUI attorney Jacob E. Martinez successfully argued for the dismissal of the DMV revocation proceeding initiated against his client. In reviewing the documentation the DMV was relying upon in his client’s driver’s license revocation proceeding, Mr. Martinez noticed a discrepancy in the police paperwork. In Colorado, when a breathalyzer is the basis for the BAC result in a DUI case, the defendant needs to be continuously monitored by police for twenty minutes prior [...]
In Larimer County, a client of Mr. Martinez’s was charged with DUI, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and a minor traffic infraction. After negotiation, Mr. Martinez was able to secure a disposition in which his client pled guilty to only Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and a plea to DWAI was deferred for a period of one year. This resolution will enable the client to avoid the black mark of an alcohol-related driving conviction. Further, the plea avoided the suspension [...]
In Arapahoe County, a client of Mr. Martinez’s was charged with multiple serious offenses, including Resisting Arrest, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Driving Under the Influence, and Careless Driving. After thorough investigation and negotiation, Mr. Martinez was able to negotiate a disposition in which his client pled guilty to only the minor offense of Careless Driving, and pleas to certain more serious offenses will be deferred for a period of one year. This resolution will enable the client to avoid convictions [...]
Recently, in a Broomfield County DUI case, Mr. Martinez negotiated a resolution in which all alcohol-related driving charges were dismissed, and his client was able to enter a plea to Reckless Driving. Mr. Martinez’s client was able to keep her driver’s license, she served no jail or probation, and all court fines were deferred. Most importantly, she was able to avoid having the black mark of an alcohol-related driving conviction on her record. DUI or DWAI convictions, by contrast, involve [...]