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Skilled Denver DWAI Attorney

Driving While Ability Impaired in Colorado

Colorado is one of two states in which drivers can be charged with the crime known as driving while ability impaired (DWAI). At the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C., I provide complete defense for all charges related to DUI. Charges of any nature involving driving while intoxicated or impaired carry very heavy consequences if the individual accused is convicted.

Over the course of my career, I have become known as one of the top Araphaoe County DWAI Lawyers across Colorado. I have more than 25 years of experience in the field of criminal defense and provide strong legal counsel and guidance to clients in Denver, Adams, Jefferson, Douglas, and Arapahoe Counties. If you choose to retain my firm, you can count on me to protect your future and fight against a conviction.

What Exactly is a DWAI?

Driving while ability impaired is a term used to describe the criminal act of operating a vehicle while under the influence of illicit or prescription drugs. These cases typically focus on the degree to which the driver was impaired and with which type of substance. A driver who is showing signs of mental or physical impairment could be arrested and charged with a DWAI. It is important to understand that you do not have to speak with law enforcement, answer questions, and always have the right to speak with a Denver DWAI attorney.

In Colorado, a conviction for a DWAI offense can lead to the following consequences:

  • Eight points on your license
  • Higher insurance rates
  • License revocation
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Rehab or education classes
  • Community service

Retain the Services of a Trusted DWAI Attorney in Denver

Although a DWAI charge may not seem as serious as a DUI charge, it is still a very serious matter that should be defended by a seasoned and proven Denver DWAI lawyer. I am highly knowledgeable about the various defense strategies that can be used for DWAI cases. Now is the time to call my firm for counsel!

Set up a free initial consultation by calling us today at (720) 809-8262.

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  • “He helped put my mind at ease, fought for me and ultimately got my case dismissed.”


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  • “He handled my case with compassion and skill. I was impressed by his skill in trial and was more than successful as a result.”

    Former Client

  • “I encourage anyone to call Joe Lazzara if you have been involved in a serious accident.”


  • “He guided me through the long process with a VERY fair and agreeable outcome.”

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