Thousands of DUI Cases Handled by Our DUI Lawyers
If you have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the State of Colorado, it may be beneficial for you to hire an experienced DUI attorney to help protect your driving rights. Reliance Legal Services, LLC is dedicated to representing and assisting clients who are facing DUI and DUID charges in and around Denver, Colorado. From the mountain communities to the cities along the front range, Reliance Legal has handled thousands of DUI and DUID cases, and continues to help clients with their DUI and DUID concerns.
Those accused of driving under the influence may face serious penalties, and should only hire the most knowledgeable of DUI lawyers. Attorney Heidi Anderson, from Reliance Legal Services, LLC is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, certified in field sobriety testing, and is a certified Intoxilyzer operator. She personally handles every DUI and DUID case, and offers affordable DUI assistance and representation. If you are searching for a DUI attorney please contact Reliance Legal Services, LLC.
Why You Need an Experienced Lawyer on Your Side
There are two levels of alcohol-related driving offenses in Colorado-both determined by the driver’s blood alcohol concentration. DWAI is the lesser of the two offenses, and is when a driver’s BAC is between 0.05% and 0.079%. DUI is more severe, and is when a driver’s BAC is 0.08% or higher. Those found driving while their ability is impaired by alcohol (DWAI) for the first time will receive 8 points toward a license suspension, pay a fine ranging from $200 to $500, perform 24-48 hours of community service, and could spend 2 to 180 days in jail.
Drivers who are found to be under the influence (DUI) for the first time could have their license suspended for up to a year, pay a fine ranging from $500-$1,000, spend 5 days to 1 year in jail, perform 48-96 hours in community service, and attend alcohol education classes for 3 to 9 months. Penalties increase when a person is arrested for their second, third, and subsequent charges. A fourth DUI conviction is a felony and carries serious life-long consequences. If you have been arrested for DUI, please contact our firm. Whether it is your first or fifth DUI, we have the ability to help you fight for your rights.
If a person is charged with DUID, or driving under the influence of drugs, they may receive similar penalties to those found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, but DUID cases are harder to prove in a court of law. When a police officer charges a person with driving under the influence of drugs, the court must prove that the driver was taking a drug that impaired their motor skills, reaction time, and/or judgment. Due to limitations in technology, in many cases it is difficult to test a person’s drug levels, and prove how said drug may have caused impairment at the time the individual was operating a motor vehicle.
With the exception of THC (see below), unlike alcohol, there is no agreed-upon limit for which impairment is consistently demonstrated, and oftentimes, drugs remain in a person’s body for weeks or months after they initially ingested the drug. Some states have a per se law, which prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle with any detectable level of an illegal drug, but Colorado does not have such a law to date. If you have been accused of driving while under the influence of drugs, it may be in your best interest to contact Reliance Legal.
Colorado’s legal limit for THC is 5ng of active THC. The only way to determine the level of active THC in a person’s blood stream is through an analysis of a blood sample taken shortly after a person is contacted for DUID. These results should be analyzed carefully as they also include non-impairing inactive THC metabolites. Courts do not always understand the difference and a person can be unfairly prosecuted for non-impairing THC results. Protect yourself by contacting Reliance Legal Services to analyze your blood test results.
Proudly Serving Residents Throughout the State of Colorado
Reliance Legal is located in Lakewood, Colorado, but we offer legal services to surrounding cities and counties. From the mountains to the cities, Reliance Legal helps clients with the DUI and DUID cases.
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With thousands of DUI cases handled on the Front Range and in nearby mountain communities, Reliance Legal Services, LLC has the expertise you need at a rate you can afford. If you wish to learn more about Reliance Legal’s affordable fees, please click on the Free DUI Consultation link or contact our firm. Our website also offers DUI information and a testimonials page that allows prospective clients to view what our firm has done for clients in situations similar to their own. We are a passionate, dedicated law firm that strives to resolve all of our client’s legal issues, and if you would like to learn more about our team, please visit our about us and attorney profiles page.