Fort Morgan, Morgan County, DUI Lawyer
Fort Morgan, Colorado is the county seat of Morgan County and has the highest population of all towns within the county. As of 2011, the city of Fort Morgan had a population of 11,428 people; the county had a population of 28,175.
The racial profile of Fort Morgan is 74.43% White and 39.04% Hispanic. African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders make up less than 2% of the population. 20.62% of the population of the city is comprised of other races and 3.24% of the population is comprised of two or more races.
According to state statistics, there were a total of 137 DUI/DWAI cases filed in 2012 in Morgan County. 126 of those were filed as a DUI and 11 were filed as a DWAI. The average BAC for all cases was a .147.
DUI cases in Morgan County are prosecuted by the 13 th Judicial District Attorney's Office located in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The 13th Judicial District covers the counties of Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma Counties.
DUI cases in Morgan County are often filed by the Fort Morgan Police Department, the Brush Police Department, the Morgan County Sheriff's Department, the Wiggins Police Department, and the Colorado State Patrol. DUI cases are heard in Morgan County Court, unless a Felony offense is also charged. Felony matters are heard in Morgan County District Court.
If a driver is stopped in Morgan County and charged with DUI, DUI per se, DUID, or DWAI, the driver may also have a corresponding Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles, Express Consent Revocation Hearing. If the driver submits a blood or breath test with a BAC of .08 or greater, DMV will move to revoke the driver's license. Similarly, if a driver refuses a chemical test of his blood, breath, urine, or saliva at the direction of a police officer in an alcohol or drug related traffic stop, DMV will move to revoke the driver's license for one (1) year. It is imperative that the driver immediately request a hearing regarding the revocation at any DMV office within 7 days of the stop for refusal or breath tests. Blood tests take longer, and thus DMV will send the driver a letter with the results of the blood test to their address on file with DMV. Upon receipt of the letter, a driver has only a few days, as indicated in the letter, to request a hearing in writing at DMV.
DMV hearings for Morgan County are held via telephone by the Department of Revenue Hearings Section. The Hearing Officer presiding over the hearing may be based out of any DMV office throughout the state. There are no in-person DMV hearings for Morgan County DUI cases.
DUI cases in Morgan County are typically lower volume than many other jurisdictions. Although DUI charges are standardized charges throughout the State of Colorado, the way that the cases are handled and how the cases flow through the system can vary dramatically from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you are looking for a DUI defense attorney it's important to speak with someone who has handled DUI cases in the particular county where your case is pending.
Attorney Monte Robbins practices in Morgan County Court and is very familiar with the nuances of that particular jurisdiction for DUI matters. Contact Attorney Robbins for a free case evaluation today regarding your Morgan County DUI charge at 970-301-5541.