Being pulled over in Colorado and arrested for an alcohol-related offense can lead to serious penalties and long-term consequences, if convicted. State law defines driving under the influence (DUI) as having a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. The penalties and consequences incurred under a conviction can be quite severe, and those facing such charges will want to ensure that their rights are protected and that they have a clear understanding of impending court proceedings and what options might be available to them.
At Pearson & Paris, P.C., experienced legal professionals are prepared to vigorously represent you as you face DUI charges in court. Our lawyers will use their years of experience and aggressive defense strategies to help you pursue the most positive outcome possible in your case. A conviction for a first offense carries a possible jail sentence of up to a year, as well as fines up to $1,000 and a potential nine month suspension of your driver's license. In addition, if you have refused a breath test, the state can revoke your license for an entire year on a first offense.
Attorneys at Pearson & Paris, P.C., can help you improve the potential outcome of your trial. We can work to obtain sentencing that is an acceptable alternative to incarceration in some cases, such as participation in a work release or electronic home monitoring program. We are also dedicated to assisting our clients in exploring possible treatment options when circumstances deem it appropriate.
Anyone charged with DUI in Colorado who is in need of criminal defense representation can use our online contact form or toll free telephone number to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated and experienced attorneys. We will help you understand the specific charges that have been filed against you and the potential penalties associated with a conviction of those charges. The first step is to meet with a Pearson & Paris attorney to discuss the details of your case; from there, we can remain at your side, guiding and assisting you as you prepare to navigate the legal system and work toward a positive outcome with regard to charges you now face.