Leaving the scene of the accident. I refused roadside or breath/blood tests. I understand it’s mandatory jail but what can I expect to pay if I hire a lawyer? Just in hopes of shorter jail/work release.
You should possibly hope for more. The attorney fees we charge are minimal if we settle your case without trial. They depend on how far the court is away from our office. We have traveled to Rifle, Burlington, Greeley-Ft. Collins, Trinidad and courts in between. Since you refused all testing you may want to go to trial if you have chances at an acquittal.
My daughter got a DUI . She had nothing to eat and worked 2 8 hour shifts, She had a Drink 4 hours before she was stopped. Is there a way we can find out her blood alcohol level before her arraignment?
If she took a blood test, she can have the second sample retested. Otherwise neither she or the prosecution may know the result before the arraignment. This is a preliminary stage to advise her of the charges and her rights. It is usually best to consult with an attorney before.
Hello, I have been charged with a dui but I refused to take any tests. I was parked and the police officer was inexperienced. It was his first dui arrest. I was fully aware of everything that was going on and wasn’t drunk. Just scared to take any tests because I have never been in trouble before. Would love to hear from you, thanks.
I can see two possible defenses already. Please call to set a consultation.
I have received my 3rd dui after 9 years with a bac over .20 my first court date is less then 2 weeks after the offence is that normal?
It is quite soon. You may ask to judge for more time to retain an attorney.
My husband was pulled over for driving after drinking and is spending the night in jail. Does he need an attorney before he goes to court tomorrow?
People in custody are represented by Public Defenders.
Not sure I need a lawyer. I refused the test. I believe that is an admission of guilt. it is also likely that they did a blood test at the hospital as I hit a parked car. I did not leave the scene. I called the cops.
Refusal of the test is not an admission of guilt. You need a DUI lawyer no matter what the facts. It is a complicated process and you need to protect your rights.
Can discovery “video cam” be presented after discovery was completed and trial started. Video cam was presented to proscuting attorerny.
It is up to the judge. I have had success in the past keeping out late discovery.
My son received a ticket for DUI while walking through Walmart in Thorton, CO. He was not around his car and did not have the keys. The tire center had his vehicle. He does not drink, but he was on medication for a severe back surgery he had had.
- The prosecution will have to prove he was driving. The will try to do this thru witnesses, your son’s statements and circumstantial evidence.
- The prosecution will attempt to prove that the medication was affecting his driving ability. Charges may be brought in this type of case as well as can be brought for alcohol, but it is tougher for them to prove.
I get a number of chats about what to expect. The easy answer based on sentences is 0 to 16 years in prison, because this is the range of sentencings to date. I hope the individuals who ask these questions are promptly meeting with a defense lawyer as soon as possible, because delay could reduce the chances of getting a result at the lower range of the scale.