What happens after a DUI or DWAI charge?
A drunk driving (DUI or DWAI) charge can negatively impact your life in many ways and can follow you for years. Penalties for drunk driving have stiffened substantially in Colorado — a DUI or DWAI may cost you your driver’s license, result in jail time, community service, alcohol programs, and fines. That’s why our firm focuses on your individual needs and the specific circumstances of your case, using all the knowledge and resources at our disposal to help you achieve most favorable results.
If you are charged with a DUI or DWAI in Colorado, you may be facing two legal actions pending against you.
- DMV Hearing
- Court Criminal Charge
Your driver's license is directly challenged in a DMV hearing. Before this hearing, you should have received a Notice of Revocation form that states you were given a temporary license allowing you to drive 7 days after your license was taken. During that 7 days, you must request a DMV hearing on the revocation of your license. Due to the tedious paperwork and somewhat confusing procedures of DMV hearings, you’ll need to hire a DUI attorney to have the best chance at reobtaining your license.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWAI, you could be facing allegations that you committed a crime. This is referred to as a court criminal charge, and it is important to our experienced DUI attorneys as soon as possible after your arrest. During a court proceeding, your lawyer will be able to take care of the first court appearance on your behalf and identify the issues that will make a difference in the final outcome.
If you are facing a DUI or DWAI charge, contact our office and set up a time to meet with us to discuss your case and set goals to defend your right to drive. Call us today.