When Does Colorado File Vehicular Assault Charges?
March 10, 2023
It is a common misconception among drivers that they can only be charged with a DUI if they were driving drunk.
In fact, a DUI charge—that is, a “driving under the influence” charge—can come as a result of a wide range of scenarios, and a person can be charged with driving drugs and prescription medications under the influence of a number of different substances, including drugs and prescription medications, in addition to alcohol. These are special charges labeled DUIDs.
A DUI charge also does not necessarily mean that your blood alcohol level was above .08. While a BAC of .08 or above is always grounds for a DUI charge, you can also be charged with a DUI simply for being deemed “substantially incapable” of operating a vehicle.
But while it’s important for motorists to know that it may be easier than you think to earn a DUI charge, it is also vital that you are aware of the many different ways that you can get these charges dismissed if you have a knowledgeable DUI attorney on your side.
DUI charges come with some extremely serious consequences in Colorado, especially for repeat offenders or individuals with criminal records. These consequences include jail time, hefty fines, and the suspension or revocation of your license.
Luckily, though, a DUI charge does not always mean a DUI conviction. Depending on the circumstances of your case, a knowledgeable lawyer may be able to put together a strong defense to help get your DUI charges dropped. Some possible grounds for dismissing a DUI case include:
Each DUI case is different, and your case may come with its own unique set of parts that could serve as grounds for dismissal during a trial. An experienced attorney will be able to dissect the details of your case and find potential weak points in the charges, which may wind up either lessening the penalties of your crime or getting the charges dismissed completely.
To keep the roads safer for all Colorado citizens, it’s best for drivers to avoid DUIs entirely by not driving while impaired. Of course, accidents are not always avoidable, no matter how hard we try.
If you find yourself facing unfair DUI charges, make sure to equip yourself with a practiced and skilled attorney. Call the law office of Jacob Martinez to start building your defense today.
About the Author:
Denver-based criminal defense and DUI attorney Jacob E. Martinez is a knowledgeable and experienced litigator with a record of success providing innovative solutions to clients facing criminal charges of any severity. Mr. Martinez has been designated a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers and has been awarded both the Avvo Client’s Choice Award and Avvo Top Attorney designation, evidencing his reputation for his exemplary criminal and DUI defense work and high moral standards.