Fort Collins, Larimer County, DUI Lawyer
Money Magazine voted Fort Collins, Colorado the 2nd best place to live in the United States in 2008. In 2013, Forbes Magazine named Fort Collins, Colorado as the 7th "Best Places for Business and Careers". Undoubtedly, Fort Collins has a lot going for it.
Although Allstate Insurance named Fort Collins as "America's Safest Driving City" two years in a row in 2011 and 2010, Fort Collins also has more than its fair share of DUI arrests. In 2012, the Larimer County District Attorney's Office prosecuted 1077 drivers for DUI/DWAI. Of that number, 1061 cases were charged as a DUI, meaning the police officer and the district attorney believed that the driver was substantially incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Only 16 cases were charged as DWAI, meaning that the police officer and the district attorney believed that the driver's ability to drive was impaired even to the slightest degree.
The average BAC for all cases prosecuted in Larimer County in 2012 was .153, which is approximately three (3) times the "legal limit" for the presumptive range of DWAI and almost two (2) times the presumptive range for DUI in Colorado.
According to Colorado Statute, a driver is inferred to be impaired by alcohol if his BAC is at least .051, but less than .08. Conversely, if a driver's BAC is .05 or less, there is a presumption that the driver is not under the influence of alcohol and not impaired by alcohol. And if the driver's BAC is .08 or greater, there is a permissible inference that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that the "legal limit" is .08, but in reality it is .051.
Larimer County prosecutes DUI offenses from two (2) separate courthouses, depending upon the geographic area of where the alleged offense occurred. The main courthouse is located in Fort Collins at 201 LaPorte Avenue in the Larimer County Justice Center. Other cases are handled in Loveland at the Loveland County Court, 810 East 10th Street, Loveland.
Express Consent Revocation Hearings in Fort Collins are held via telephone and coordinated through the Lakewood, Colorado Hearings Division at 1881 Pierce Street. Fort Collins no longer maintains a hearings office for in-person hearings. There are only five remaining hearing offices in Colorado: Lakewood, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Greeley, and Grand Junction.
Some of the common police agencies for DUI arrests in Larimer County include: Larimer County Sheriff's Department, Fort Collins Police Department, Loveland Police Department, Estes Park Police Department, Berthoud Police Department, Johnstown Police Department, Wellington Police Department, Timnath Police Department, Colorado State University Police Department, and Windsor Police Department.
Fort Collins DUI Attorney Monte Robbins has experience defending drivers charged with DUI in the Larimer County Courts in both Fort Collins and Loveland. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI in Larimer County, contact Larimer County DUI Attorney Monte Robbins today for a free case evaluation at 970-329-1833 Mr. Robbins is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.