According to the news, an intoxicated woman drove into a beer distributor. She had apparently consumed eight beers and muscle-relaxers. She was reported to have crossed the center line of the road and plowed into a block wall in the beer distributor's parking lot. She was also court-ordered to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet but was not wearing it when she crashed. In Denver, Jackson County and across Colorado, she would face DUI charges – perhaps Felony charges.
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Driving Under the Influence Lawyer in Douglas County | DUI Definition
In Douglas County, Adams County and across Colorado, you can face DUI charges if you drive a motor vehicle or vehicle under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs. Since the woman allegedly consumed eight beers and muscle-relaxers before driving, it would be considered driving under the influence. Learn more about what you might expect if facing DUI arrests or charges.
DUI Sentence for a Felony or Misdemeanor in Arapahoe County and Across Colorado
Driving Under the Influence is normally a misdemeanor in Arapahoe County, Jefferson County and across Colorado. However, it's a class 4 felony if the violation occurred after 3 or more prior convictions, arising out of separate and distinct criminal episodes for DUI, DUI per se, or DWAI, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault or any combination thereof.Call an attorney today if facing DUI charges.
Careless Driving Attorney in Aurora and Across Colorado | Careless Driving Definition
The woman could also face charges of Careless Driving. Careless Driving, C.R.S. 42-4-1402, is charged in Aurora, Englewood and everywhere else in Colorado whenever a person drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter in a careless and imprudent manner. They would have to drive without regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and use of the streets and highways and all other attendant circumstances. Because the woman drove over the center line of the road and into the beer distributor building, prosecutors might argue she was driving a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner. She could face a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense in Colorado.
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If you face accusations of DUI or Careless Driving in Denver, Highlands Ranch, Colorado Springs or anywhere else in Colorado, call the O'Malley Law Office immediately. Our attorneys will work hard to uncover the facts of your case. We will read through police reports / discovery in your case, work to set a trial date, and examine all evidence in your case. We know your driving rights are important to you. That's why we work hard to protect your future and right to drive.
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If you face Felony or Misdemeanor charges of Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Careless Driving in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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