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Lots of people, including some lawyers, think that DUIs and DWAIs are a simple, basic type of case that anybody can handle. The reality could not be further from that misconception. DUIs are highly complex, specialized cases that can only be handled competently by lawyers with experience and expertise in this highly specific area of law.

At Dolan + Zimmerman LLP, our attorneys look for creative solutions to complex charges of underage driving under the influence, driving while ability impaired, vehicular assault, vehicular homicide and felony driving under the influence.

The Consequences Of A DUI Or DWAI Driving Conviction

Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) charges can cause major problems for your employment, reputation and driving privilege. A DUI is not “just a traffic ticket,” it is a serious charge that carries far-reaching court-related and administrative consequences.

Every time that a person gets a ticket for DUI or for DWAI, they will face consequences in two separate areas. They will be required to go to court, where consequences can range from probation, to house arrest, to jail or prison, depending on the facts of the particular case. The court case is separate from but will interact with, proceedings through the Department of Revenue.

Sometimes, people assume that it’s best to deal with a DUI or DWAI charge by just pleading guilty and moving on, in the same way that you would handle a speeding ticket. That is not the case at all. The expertise and advice of an attorney with training and experience in both the courtroom and driver’s license sides of DUI representation can make all the difference when it comes to protecting your driving privilege and navigating the court process in a fully informed, empowered way.

We Have Defended Hundreds Of DUI And DWAI Cases

We have represented clients at jury trials in many of these cases, and have successfully negotiated unusually favorable plea bargains or dismissals in many others. We have successfully represented many clients in Department of Revenue administrative driver’s license proceedings. We have also represented clients in appellate proceedings up to and including the proceedings at the Colorado Supreme Court. Because we have represented an enormous number of clients in DUI and DWAI cases, we recognize the importance of taking an individualized approach. We draw from our extensive experience to ensure that you get the best outcome in your particular case.

We handle all types of DUI and DWAI cases, including those involving:

  • Multiple driving under the influence or driving while impaired charges, including felony level DUI and DWAI charges
  • Driving under the influence and driving while impaired charges involving drivers under the age of 21
  • DUI and DWAI cases involving prescription medications
  • DUI and DWAI cases involving heroin, cocaine and other drugs

DUI and DWAI are criminal charges. They carry consequences that can affect your freedom, your finances and your ability to drive. You need to be proactive from the time you are charged. The most important thing that you can do to protect yourself is to retain an attorney who can help you starting at the very beginning of your case.

The Sooner You Call, The Sooner We Can Help

In a free 10 minute consultation, we can help you better understand your options and their possible outcomes. To talk to one of our lawyers, please call us at 303-593-1874 or submit an online contact form.