We're Attorneys Jim Forslund and Gary Pareja, and we help people just like you who have been arrested for DUI. In fact, almost all of legal work we do concerns DUI.
Let us give you some advice about your case.
It is not a good idea to go to Court alone. Any thing you say to the District Attorney or the Court can be used against you. Under the new felony law, the stakes are now much higher if you have three prior lifetime convictions any where in the US. (You have a right to remain silent. Exercise your rights.) You may appear through an attorney for the first court date if you were served with a ticket and you did not have to bond out. (You do not have to be there in person, if you arrange representation with an attorney in advance).
If you have an attorney, the Court and the DA cannot talk to you without your attorney present. In addition, anything your attorney says cannot be used against you. And anything you tell your attorney is protected by the attorney client privilege.
If your alleged offense occurred in Federal Heights, your case will be filed with Adams County.
Adams County Courthouse
1100 Judicial Center Dr.
Brighton, CO 80601
Directions to the Courthouse
1. Take I-76 E to E Bromley Ln in Adams County
2. Take exit 22 from I-76
3. Follow E Bromley Ln to Judicial Center Dr in Brighton
4. Turn left onto E Bromley Ln
5. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on E Bromley Ln
6. Turn left onto Judicial Center Dr
7. Make a U-turn
Hours and Other Information
M-F 8:00-4:00 Other Information The Clerk's Office is closed the 4th Wednesday each month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for staff training.
Adams County Probation Brighton - 303-835-5720 Adult and Juvenile PreSentence Investigations Adult Alcohol Evaluations District Court Collections Adult and Juvenile Supervision - Brighton and surrounding areas Commerce City - 720-437-6800 Adult and Juvenile Supervision - Commerce City/Aurora and surrounding areas Sex Offender Supervision Westminster - 303-451-5555 Adult and Juvenile Supervision - Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster, Broomfield and surrounding areas ROC Program
A law officer must have reasonable grounds to contact you unless the contact was consensual. He may claim that you committed a traffic violation. If you were parked, he may claim that he was checking on your welfare. If there was an accident, he can investigate. During the contact the officer must develop a reasonable belief that your driving ability is impaired by alcohol or drugs before he can ask you to take a test. Whatever the claimed reason, it can be challenged.
DUIs are often charged in Federal Heights on the I25 and Federal Boulevard.
Your attorney will set your case for a pre-trial conference. The District Attorney is then obligated to provide your attorney with the evidence that he intends to use against as well as evidence that would be favorable to you.
For more information see DUI in Colorado.
To contact us, please call at 303-332-3602.
P.S. Your first conference with us is free, and there is no further obligation.