February 14, 2019
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Fight Your DUI Charge with an Award-Winning Denver Criminal Attorney
DUI. DWAI. DUID. Colorado has many ways that you can be charged with driving under the influence. Law enforcement in our state is incredibly serious about keeping drunk and drugged drivers off the roads and severely punishing those who disobey the laws.
A study by WalletHub from a few years back put Colorado in thewith the toughest DUI laws, and that was before a felony DUI law went into effect in 2017 that includes .
Even first-time offenders charged with non-aggravated DUIs will find themselves up against harsh consequences that include license suspension, the possibility of having to install an Interlock ignition breathalyzer, mandatory alcohol assessment, education, treatment, and more. This does not even begin to cover the non-criminal consequences, such as having to pay higher insurance rates.
Then there is the possibility of, such as reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, and even vehicular homicide, all of which can drastically increase the penalties you may face.
Bottom line? Getting convicted can have a serious negative impact on your life and those around you. Here is the good news: a charge is not a conviction. DUIs, DWAIs, and DUIDs can all be beat.
As someone who has helped countless others like you to get their charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed, top Denver DUI attorney Jacob E. Martinez has proven this time and again.
Why So Many People in Denver Turn to Jacob E. Martinez When Up Against a DUI Charge
What do people see in Mr. Martinez that causes so many of them to hire him?
He knows the importance of timeliness. Did you know that you may only have one week to request a DMV hearing? Otherwise, they will automatically suspend your license for nine months. Jacob E. Martinez knows.
He also knows that certain types of helpful evidence must be collected quickly or it becomes unusable.
He understands that details matter. Every case is unique because every person and every situation is unique. How? In the details.
Your driving history matters. Your medical history. Your criminal history. In particular, past alcohol and drug-related driving offenses matter.
Where you were that night? What did you do? What did you eat? Drink? Did you take medication? Use mouthwash? Why did the cops approach you? Did you admit to using drugs or alcohol? Was there a roadside test? If so, how did you do? Did you agree to a breath or blood test? What were the results? What training had the administering officer received? How were the analytical tests executed? Were the processes reliably conducted?
Some of these details may determine if the tests you took were valid or whether officers followed proper procedure throughout your arrest; both of which can impact whether your charges may even hold up. Other details can impact the charges and consequences you face, potentially helping you to get them significantly reduced.
Jacob E. Martinez looks at these types of things in every single case he takes on, because he understands how much of a difference even seemingly small details can make.
He’s an excellent trial attorney. Most criminal cases never go to trial, and that’s a good thing. Trials take longer. They are more expensive. They tend to be more stressful. There are more factors involved that can influence the outcome of your case.
That is why Mr. Martinez does everything in his power to get clients’ charges dropped or dismissed without ever going to trial. Or, barring that, work out a favorable plea deal with prosecutors to reduce charges and the associated consequences.
Sometimes, though, going to trial gives you the best chance at achieving the outcome you want. In situations like that, you will be glad to have Jacob E. Martinez by your side. An award-winning trial lawyer with years of experience, he is well-versed in courtroom procedures, he understands what tactics tend to work best, and he knows how prosecutors think. This allows him to cast doubt on any arguments they make, while carefully choosing the best possible defense tactics to employ during each phase of the trial.
He has the recognition to back up these claims. You do not have the type of success that Jacob E. Martinez has been able to enjoy without being recognized by clients and peers alike. Here are just a few of those “multiple awards” we mentioned above:
- American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys 10 Best DUI Attorney
- Avvo Client’s Choice Award Winner
- Avvo Top Attorney for DUI
- Lead Counsel Peer Rated Attorney
- Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Learn More about Driving Under the Influence in Colorado and How Jacob E. Martinez Can Help
Part of the benefit of working with Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Jacob E. Martinez is that he possesses a fantastically in-depth understanding of the law and your specific charge. That is certainly true where the Colorado DUI, DWAI, and DUID laws are concerned.
Mr. Martinez has decided to pass some of that knowledge on to you in the hopes that it provides you with a greater understanding of what you are up against, what to expect in your DUI case, and how he might be able to help if you become one of his clients:
- What to expect: DMV procedure
- Length of driver’s license revocation: Excess BAC
- Length of driver’s license revocation: Refusal to submit to a chemical test
- What is the difference between DUI and DWAI?
- What is a DUID?
- Possible consequences in a 1st DUI
- Possible consequences in a 2nd DUI
- Possible consequences in a 3rd or subsequent DUI
- Possible consequences in a 1st DWAI
- Possible consequences in a 2nd DWAI
- Possible consequences in a 3rd or subsequent DWAI
It is also important to note that driving under the influence in Colorado works a bit differently if you are a juvenile. As someone who also frequently works on juvenile crimes cases, Jacob E. Martinez has a clear understanding of both court systems and processes.
Additionally, many people are surprised to learn that they will have to continue to contend with their DUI even after the case is over – and even if they avoid conviction. This is because all arrests and charges – regardless of outcome – remain on your criminal record unless you go through the effort of having them sealed.
Most individuals who decide to do this find that it is well worth it, but you should not move forward without talking to an attorney. The process is not always simple and not everyone is eligible. If you want to look into the possibility of record sealing or expungement, Jacob Martinez can consult with you about what options are available in your situation.
In DUI Cases, Waiting Can Cost You – Get in Touch with Denver Criminal Lawyer Jacob E. Martinez Now
Everyone has the right to put forth the strongest possible defense against the charges they are facing, but the only way to really do this is to act fast.
Do not give the prosecutor in your case any more of a head start. Reach out to Jacob Martinez today. Set up a free initial consultation where he can learn about your case and begin helping you craft your best defense strategy.