People who are facing criminal charges stemming from drunk driving can be extremely frightened and often have more questions than answers. Many people wonder if they'll have to go to jail or pay huge fines, and they often worry about what a conviction will mean for their career and family.
If you are in this situation, you could very well be overwhelmed by the potential penalties and the hypothetical damage that a criminal conviction can cause, even if you have been in this situation before. However, rather than let your imagination run wild with possible scenarios, you can back some control over your situation and discuss your actual options with an attorney.
It is true that you could be facing serious consequences if you are convicted of drunk driving, especially if you are charged with felony DUI or have been charged under the Persistent Drunk Driver Act. But you must remember that you are innocent until proven guilty and you have the right to defend yourself against criminal allegations.
Having the support, guidance and experience of a lawyer can help you craft your defense, challenge evidence that has been collected and negotiate a reduction or dismissal of some or all the charges against you. Trying to work through all this on your own can be enormously difficult, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the legal process.
If you are facing charges of DUI or DWAI in Colorado, we encourage you to learn about how and why legal representation can be important. The attorneys at Pearson & Paris are available to discuss the details of your case with you and can help you understand what options you have to defend yourself. For more information on our firm's approach to drunk driving defense in and around Denver, you can visit our website.