Fight Your DUI Charge with an Award-Winning Denver Criminal Attorney

DUI. DWAI. DUID. Colorado has many ways 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 the top 20 states with the strictest DUI laws. That was before a felony DUI law went into effect in 2017 that included mandatory incarceration.

Even first-time offenders charged with non-aggravated DUIs will find themselves up against harsh consequences that include license suspension, the possibility of installing an Interlock ignition breathalyzer, mandatory alcohol assessment, education, treatment, and more. This does not even begin to cover the non-criminal consequences, such as paying higher insurance rates.

Then there is the possibility of related charges, such as reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, and even vehicular homicide, all of which can drastically increase your penalties.

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 repeatedly proven this.


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 many of them to hire him?

He knows the importance of timeliness. Did you know 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 were you 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, which can impact whether your charges may even hold up. Other details can impact the charges and consequences you face, potentially helping you significantly reduce them.

Jacob E. Martinez looks at these things in every case he takes on because he understands how much of a difference even seemingly minor details can make.

He’s an excellent trial attorney. Most criminal cases never go to trial, which is good. 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 of achieving your desired outcome. You will be glad to have Jacob E. Martinez by your side in such situations. 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 during each trial phase.

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:

It is also important to note that driving under the influence in Colorado works differently if you are a juvenile. As someone who also frequently works on juvenile crime cases, Jacob E. Martinez clearly understands 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 – even if they avoid conviction. This is because all arrests and charges – regardless of the outcome – remain on your criminal record unless you have them sealed.

Most individuals who do this find it well worth it, but you should not move forward without talking to an attorney. The process is not always straightforward, 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 most robust possible defense against the charges they face, but the only way to do this is to act fast.

Do not give the prosecutor any more of a head start in your case. 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.

Phone: 720-246-6700

Fax: 720-223-5565