What to Do After a DUI Charge
Turn to a Denver DUI Defense Lawyer
It can be difficult to know what to do after you have been arrested, especially
with law enforcement officials giving you unsolicited advice or asking
questions. Hiring a lawyer immediately after you are charged with a first-time
or repeat DUI is of the utmost importance. I am one of the most experienced
Denver DUI and criminal attorneys, and I lead the Law Offices of Joseph
A. Lazzara, P.C. with the utmost care and respect.
Time is of the Essence in a DUI Arrest
Unfortunately, if you are unsure of what to do when you get a DUI and wait
too long, you could risk losing your license for an extended period of
time or losing evidence that could effectively add to your defense. With
more than 20 years of legal experience, I am a well-recognized trial lawyer
in Colorado. I care about seeing that my clients are fully informed about
your DUI charge and want you to know what your options are for defending
against that charge, regardless of the circumstances at hand.
What Should I Do After a DUI Charge?
In order to prevent jeopardizing your case, you have a very specific time
frame to work with after a DUI charge, especially when it comes to issues
involving your license. You only have seven days to request a hearing
if you have had a chemical test refusal or if you blew above .08 in the
Breathalyzer. If your blood test was over the legal limit, you will get
a notice from the Colorado DMV. You will need to respond quickly, because
if you miss that window of opportunity to request a hearing, your license
will be revoked for at least nine months.
A few steps that you should take after a DUI arrest include:
- Exercising your Fifth Amendment right to stay silent
- Take notice of any violation of your rights during the arrest
- Ask to speak to an experienced DUI defense lawyer
I am well-recognized throughout Denver and the surrounding area for having
a proven track record and getting results for my clients. With access
to private investigators, forensic toxicologists, accident reconstructionists,
and other experts who are ready to fight for you. My firm is known for
being able to mitigate the consequences for DUI and will do whatever it
takes to protect your freedom and your future from being jeopardized by
a DUI conviction.
Would you like to meet with me for a free consultation to discuss your
case? Give my office a call now at (303) 429-6200 to make an appointment.