The crackdown on driving while intoxicated is heavy in Colorado and across the country. According to one news story, a professor was arrested after police noticed him crossing the center line of the road multiple times. When the professor was pulled over, police smelled alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. A breathalyzer exam also determined the professor's blood alcohol content was nearly twice the amount of his state's legal limit at .15. In Denver and across Colorado, the professor would likely face charges of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), C.R.S. 42-4-1301. If you are facing DUI charges in Colorado, contact a DUI lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office to defend you today.
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Driving Under the Influence in Douglas and Jefferson County | Definition of DUI in Colorado
In Douglas and Jefferson County, the definition of Driving Under the Influence, C.R.S. 42-4-1301, is:
“Any person who drives 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, commits driving under the influence.”
Since the professor was allegedly driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol, he would likely face charges of Driving Under the Influence. In Colorado, driving under the influence is a misdemeanor, but it is a class 4 felony if the violation occurred after three or more prior convictions, arising out of separate and distinct criminal episodes.
DUI in Arapahoe County and Blood Alcohol Content | What is Considered Above Legal Limit for BAC?
In Arapahoe County, if you drive a motor vehicle or vehicle when your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or more at the time of driving or within two hours after driving, you commit DUI per se. Fortunately, if arrested and charged with DUI per se, you will still be entitled to offer any direct and circumstantial evidence to show there is a disparity between what tests show and other facts. If offering this evidence, a judge or jury could infer that the tests were defective or inaccurate in some way. For anyone under 21 who drives a motor vehicle or vehicle when their BAC is 0.02 but not more than 0.05 at the time of driving or within two hours after driving, they will be committing a class A traffic infraction.
Charged with Misdemeanor or Felony DUI in Adams County? Contact a DUI Lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office
If you are facing charges of misdemeanor or felony DUI or DWAI in Adams County, be smart and do not give any statements to police. Police are only looking to collect statements that can be used against you in court. Both a misdemeanor and felony DUI or DWAI conviction can dramatically impact your life, leading to possible imprisonment, high fines and in more severe cases, being labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender and getting your license revoked. Don't wait if facing an arrest or charge of DUI or DWAI in Colorado. Contact the best DUI criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office to defend you today.
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If you are facing DUI / DWAI charges in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, call a DUI lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation to learn the complete story on your risk of conviction. You can reach the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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