Colorado Springs, El Paso County, DUI Lawyer
Colorado Springs has appeared a few times recently in "best lists" of magazines. Money magazine named Colorado Springs, Colorado the number one best place to live in 2006. Forbes listed Colorado Springs as the 44th best place in the U.S. for business and careers in 2013.
Colorado Springs is supported economically by tourism, the military, and high-tech industry. Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, the United States Air Force Academy, Schriever Air Force Base, and NORAD and Cheyenne Mountain Air Station are located in and around Colorado Springs in El Paso County.
In 2012, the El Paso County District Attorney's Office prosecuted 2,738 drivers for DWAI/DUI. Of those cases, 2659 were prosecuted as DUI offenses. Only 79 were prosecuted as DWAI offenses. The average BAC for all cases was .167.
All DUI offenses in El Paso County are prosecuted in the El Paso County Court located at 270 South Tejon, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. DUI cases typically originate from the following police agencies in El Paso County: El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Calhan Police Department, Colorado Springs Police Department, Fountain Police Department, Manitou Springs Police Department, Monument Police Department, and Palmer Lake Police Department.
The Hearings Division for the Department of Revenue maintains a full-time office in Colorado Springs for Express Consent Revocation Hearings at 2447 North Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. If a driver is stopped for DUI in Colorado and submits a chemical test of her blood or breath which yields a result of .08 or greater, DMV will move to revoke the driver's license. The driver is entitled to a hearing on the pending revocation. However, the hearing must be requested within 7 days (including weekends and holidays) of the stop for an alcohol breath test and within the time indicated in the letter from DMV for an alcohol blood test. This component of a DUI stop is a civil process and is separate from the DUI case pending in the criminal court.
In order to sustain a driver's license revocation at an Express Revocation Hearing, the police office would have to show that the driver was operating or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle in the state of Colorado on the date alleged. And, that the police officer had reason to believe that the driver's ability to drive was impaired even to the slightest degree. Further, that the driver submitted a valid chemical test of his blood or breath at .08 or greater.
DUI cases in El Paso County proceed in the typical fashion and permit dfense counsel to motion the court for a pretrial conference setting to explore a possible resolution of the matter before setting the case for a motions hearing and jury trial.
Colorado Springs DUI Lawyer Monte Robbins defends clients who are charged with DUI in El Paso County Court. Contact El Paso County DUI Lawyer Monte Robbins today for a free no obligation consultation regarding your El Paso County DUI or DWAI charges.