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Brighton, Adams County, DUI Lawyer

There were 2,854 DUI and DWAI cases filed in Adams County, Colorado in 2014.  Adams County is number 2 on the list of most filed DUI and DWAI charges in the entire state of Colorado.  Amongst all of the drivers charged, the average BAC was a .162, roughly two times the "per se" (.08) limit in Colorado.

Adams County Court handles DUI cases originating from the following massive list of police departments: Arvada Police Department, Aurora Police Department, the town of Bennett (via a contract with the Adams County Sheriff's Department), Brighton Police Department, Westminster Police Department, Thornton Police Department, Northglenn Police Department, Federal Heights Police Department, Commerce City Police Department, the Adams County Sheriff's Department, and the Colorado State Patrol.  In light of the sheer number of DUI and DWAI arrests annually in Adams County and the lengthy list of police agencies involved, to state that Adams County is a very active jurisdiction for DUI enforcement would be an understatement.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Adams County Court, you must act within seven (7) days to protect your driver's license by requesting a hearing with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles.  Any full service DMV office may handle a request for an administrative hearing after an alcohol stop.  It's important to note that there is no flexibility in the 7 day time period to request a hearing.  The 7 day time period also includes weekends and holidays (thus because DMV is not open on the weekends or during holidays, the real time period to request a hearing is shorter than 7 days).  If a person does not timely request a hearing, the DMV will enter a driver's license revocation without a hearing.  Thus it is critical to protect your rights and privilege to drive by requesting a hearing within 7 days.  Note that Adams County Court judges do not preside over the driver's license hearing.  The adminstrative driver's license hearing is a completely separate case from the DUI case in Adams County Court.  The administrative hearing will be scheduled either in person at the Colorado Department of Revenue Hearings Division or will be scheduled via telephone.  A hearing officer employed by the Colorado Department of Revenue will preside over the hearing and make findings of fact and conclusions of law.  The burden of proof at an Express Consent Revocation Hearing (DMV hearing after an alcohol stop) is by a preponderance of the evidence.

The Adams County Justice Center is located at 1100 Judicial Center Drive, Brighton, Colorado.  There are numerous divisions/judges which hear DUI matters at the courthouse. 

Although each court division judge is bound by Colorado law and imposes specific penalties mandated by statute, these penalties can vary from division to division.  As such, it is important for a person who is charged with either DUI or DWAI to retain a lawyer that has experience in the particular county where the case is charged and is familiar with the variances in the divisions where the cases are heard.  This information can greatly assist a person who is facing a DUI charge by providing her with a better understanding of what to expect and what may or may not be possible as the case progresses through the system.

Adams County DUI Attorney Monte Robbins has represented numerous clients charged with DUI, DWAI, and DUI with prior offenses in Adams County Court.  Attorney Robbins maintains offices in Greeley, Denver, and Fort Collins for the convenience of his clients.  Contact Brighton DUI Lawyer Monte Robbins today at 970-301-5541 or 303-355-5148 for a free evaluation of your Adams County DUI charge.
Client Reviews
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"An excellent lawyer choice for my son who was charged with driving while his license was revoked. DMV had mistakenly sent (3) letters of revocation to the incorrect address, so I hired Monty to prove that my son never knew his license was revoked. Monty kept me informed at all times as to what was happening and what he doing to prove my son's innocence in this matter. We were to appear in court on 29 March 2012 and Monte informed us on 27 March 2012, that the case had been dismissed!!! Monte charged a fair, flat rate for what he did in this matter and should the need arise to hire a lawyer or to recommend a lawyer, I would not hesitate to give Monte's name.” Linda
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"I consulted three other attorneys on my traffic offense in Colorado and none of them thought I could beat it. Then I consulted with Monte Robbins. He not only relieved my warrant without my presence in Colorado, but he got my habitual driving offense reduced to an infraction. I was up against the wall on this case but thanks to Monte miracles are possible. I have hired my share of attorneys and Monte Robbins has produced the best results for me yet. After being without my driving privileges for ten years I paid a small fine and am legal with a clean record. I Highly recommend this attorney." Steve
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"I hired Monte J. Robbins to represent me. He gave 110% to my case never rushed me off the phone, quick to gather all information regarding my case. Monte is very knowledgeable and helped me out a lot. He kept me informed every step of the way through my case. I was always able to get a hold of him for any questions i had. The outcome of my case was way better then i had expected. Monte did a excellent job on my case and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Monte won my case and I am confident that he can do the same for anyone else." Jeremy