Boulder, Boulder County, DUI Lawyer
Aside from the University of Colorado, Boulder is also known as a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. With 200 miles of trails, Boulder is home to just about every outdoor activity imaginable including hiking, biking, rock climbing, or just taking Fido for a walk.
Aside from a wonderful place to live or visit, unfortunately Boulder County also sees a very large amount of DUI and DWAI cases. In 2014, Boulder County Court heard 1250 DUI and DWAI cases with an average BAC of .156, landing Boulder County in the list of top 10 Colorado counties for DUI and DWAI charges.
The University of Colorado Police, Boulder Police, Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Colorado State Patrol, District 1, Lafayette Police Department, Longmont Police Department, Louisville Police Department, Erie Police Department, and Nederland Police Department actively pursue DUI enforcement in Boulder County.
Two courthouses hear DUI and DWAI matters in Boulder County. The first is the main courthouse located at 1777 6th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302, which is essentially located at 6th Street and Canyon Boulevard. The clerk's office is open from M-F from 8am-5pm. The second courthouse is located at 1035 Kimbark Street in Longmont. The clerk's office is also open from 8am-5pm M-F. Longmont cases are usually noted with an "L" preceding the court case number to signify that the matter will be heard in Longmont. Those with questions as to which court their case will be held in may contact the clerk's office in Boulder at 303-441-3750 or Longmont at 720-564-2522.
If you are a loved one has been charged with DUI or DWAI in Boulder County, the most important first step you can take is to immediately talk with an experienced DUI lawyer about your specific case.
If you submitted a breath test or allegedly refused a chemical test you must request a hearing at any DMV driver's license office within 7 days of the date of notice indicated on your Express Consent Affidavit and Notice of Revocation. If you held a valid driver's license at the time of the stop, the DMV representative will issue you a temporary permit to drive on up until the hearing, or 60 days, whichever occurs first. When you request the hearing the DMV representative will ask you if you want the police officer present at your DMV hearing. It's probably best to contact an experienced DUI lawyer prior to going to DMV to determine the best course of action regarding the police officer's presence at the DMV hearing.
DMV hearings for Boulder County cases are held in-person at the Boulder DMV office located at 2850 Iris Avenue, Suite F, Boulder, Colorado 80301. If you request the police officer's presence at the time of the hearing request and thereafter the police officer does not show up for the hearing, you can likely get the DMV revocation proceeding dismissed on the grounds of the non-appearance. A dismissal at DMV will not however effect the proceedings in the criminal DUI case pending in Boulder County Court. The DMV revocation proceeding and the DUI criminal case are separate matters.
Boulder DUI Attorney Monte Robbins is experienced in representing clients who have been charged with DUI, DWAI, criminal, and traffic matters in Boulder County Court. Contact Boulder County DUI Lawyer Monte Robbins today for a free case evaluation regarding your Boulder County Court case at 303-355-5148.