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DUI Attorney in Garfield County

Facing a DUI in Garfield County can be frightening and stressful. If you are unsure of where to turn to have your DUI questions answered, call the DUI attorneys at Troxell Law.

At Troxell Law, we believe knowledge is power. Our DUI attorneys will ensure you know the charges you are up against and the defense strategies we will use to fight for you.

Contact Troxell Law today for representation that is:

  • Reliable and responsive;
  • Creative and resourceful when reaching positive solutions; and
  • Aggressive and ready to fight for your freedom, driver’s license, and future.

How a DUI Attorney Can Help

Garfield County takes DUI seriously, and consequences for a DUI conviction can include:

  • Incarceration;
  • Missed educational and employment opportunities;
  • Loss of your driver’s license;
  • Probation;
  • Fines;
  • Increased or lost car insurance; and
  • Much more.

Retaining Troxell Law is a smart way to defend yourself against these penalties and protect yourself personally, professionally, and legally.

Our DUI attorneys will:

  • Reviewing and assessing the prosecution’s case for weaknesses;
  • Provide a strategic defense;
  • Resolve your case through dismissal, reduction of charges, a plea deal; or
  • When appropriate, take your case to trial.

Meet with a DUI attorney at Troxell Law to begin work on your case right away.

DUI’s are Fought on Two Fronts

Every DUI in Garfield County is fought on two fronts. A DUI is fought in criminal court and at the Department of Revenue. The Department of Revenue is the location of any driver’s license revocation action. A driver’s license revocation hearing may be held as soon as seven days following a DUI citation.

If there was a DUI blood test, the Department of Revenue revokes a driver’s license once a blood test result above .08 g/100 ml is returned. A letter is mailed to the driver’s address on file notifying of an opportunity to request a revocation hearing. Any hearing request must be acted on immediately.

If there was a DUI breath test or a refusal to test, the arresting officer provides notice of revocation of a driver’s license. The driver only has seven days to request a hearing.

What is a DUI in Garfield County?

There are two separate counts of DUI in Colorado DUI and DUI Per Se. A prosecutor can elect to proceed under both charges.

DUI or Driving Under the Influence means:

Driving a vehicle when a person has consumed alcohol or drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs that affects the person to the degree that they are substantially incapable either mentally or physically or mentally and physically to exercise clear judgment, sufficient physical control, or due care in the safe operation of a vehicle.

DUI Per Se states that it is a crime to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit of .08 grams per 100 milliliters (ml) of alcohol within two hours of driving. This removes the need for a prosecutor to prove a driver was substantially incapable of operating their vehicle safely.

What is DWAI?

DWAI is a lesser included offense of DUI. It stands for Driving While Ability Impaired. DWAI occurs when a driver operates a motor vehicle and is affected by the consumption of alcohol and or drugs to a slight degree.

Penalties for DUI

DUI and DWAI are generally misdemeanor offenses in Colorado. The following are only an overview of the penalties for a first through a third DUI conviction.

First DUI conviction:

  • Five days to one year in county jail;
  • Up to 2 years of supervised or unsupervised probation;
  • Fines of $600.00 to $1000.00;
  • Community service;
  • Court Costs; and
  • Points against a driver’s license.

Second DUI conviction:

  • Ten days to one year in county jail;
  • Up to four years of probation;
  • Fines of $600.00 to $1,500.00;
  • Community Service;
  • Court Costs; and
  • Points against a driver’s license.

Third DUI conviction:

  • Sixty days to one year in the county jail;
  • Up to four years of probation;
  • Fines of $600.00 to $1,500.00;
  • Community Service;
  • Court Costs; and
  • Points against a driver’s license.

Contact an Experienced Garfield County DUI Attorney

Do not hesitate to get experienced help for your DUI. Reaching out to Troxell Law right away will allow one of our DUI attorneys to immediately begin working on your driver’s license. It will also jumpstart reviewing any alcohol or drug test results for accuracy and procedural flaws.

Time matters in a DUI charge. Call Troxell Law now to learn more about the steps you can take to help us and yourself fight your DUI quickly and effectively.

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