“Driving Under the Influence” means driving a motor vehicle or vehicle when a person has consumed alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of alcohol and one or more drugs, that effects the person to a degree that the person is substantially incapable, either mentally or physically, or both mentally and physically , to exercise clear judgment, sufficient physical control, or due care in the safe operation of a vehicle. C.R.S. §42-4-1301(1)(f)
According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), there were 29,449 arrests for DUI in Colorado in 2007. There were 1.43 million nationwide for the same year, according to the FBI. Thus, if you have been arrested for DUI, DUI per se, or DWAI, you are not alone.
Even if this is your first offense, the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) can be severe. These include: jail time, loss of driver’s license, probation, fines and court costs, community service, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) Victim Impact Panel, monitored sobriety, restitution, and attendance at alcohol education classes and therapy. Collateral consequences may include, but are not limited to: loss of employment, occupational license issues, a criminal record, problems traveling to some foreign countries, and higher auto insurance premiums.
When you are facing a DUI or DWAI charge, you need a professional and experienced DUI/DWAI defense lawyer on your side. Attorney Monte J. Robbins can provide you with the experience and knowledge that is critical in defending against these types of charges.
If you have been charged with DUI or DWAI anywhere in Colorado, call Attorney Monte J. Robbins immediately at his Denver office at 303-355-5148, his Greeley office at 970-301-5541, or toll-free at 1-888-384-2656 to discuss your options.
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