Colorado Springs First-Time DUI Lawyer

Are You Facing First-Time DUI Charges?

Colorado law prohibits a person from driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) or while the person's ability to drive is impaired by drugs or alcohol (DWAI). It is a fact that an individual can have as little as 0.05% blood alcohol content to be accused of a drunken driving offense. Have you or a loved one been accused of a first time DUI related crime? If so, you are not alone and you do not have to go it alone.

By contacting me, a qualified Colorado Springs DUI attorney at The Samuelson Law Firm, you can put your situation in my hands and rest easy knowing that I will carefully evaluate the facts of your case, recommend a sound course of action to you and work hard to protect your constitutional rights.

First Offense DUI Penalties

A first time DUI should never be taken lightly. Although a first offense is usually charged as a misdemeanor, it may be charged as a felony DUI if it occurred as the result of a DUI with Injury accident. You can expect that after your arrest, your license will be temporarily suspended and you will have 7 days to request a hearing at the DMV to determine whether or not your license will remain suspended or be restricted or revoked.

Criminal penalties for even a minor conviction can include conditions such as:

  • Fines
  • Jail up to one year
  • Restitution
  • Public service
  • Probation
  • Alcohol and drug treatment programs

The penalties you may be facing in connection with a DUI arrest, especially a first time arrest, can depend on some factors such as your blood alcohol content level, anyone injured as a result of an accident, the circumstances that led to the traffic stop, your demeanor around law enforcement, and your overall sense of remorse following the accident. With so much on the line, you should not attempt to represent yourself in a DUI case. Working with an attorney can help ensure that you are protected during this stressful time.

Retain A Lawyer That Cares About Your Outcome

I have a successful law practice spanning the past 15 years and am experienced in and skilled at challenging key aspects of the prosecution's case. Typically, mistakes that can establish reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors are found in the initial police stop, the field sobriety tests and breath or blood testing. If errors have been made, I will find them and turn them to our advantage to get your charges reduced or dismissed, whether in plea bargaining or in the court room.

Contact a Colorado Springs DUI lawyer today to start fighting for your rights and your freedom.