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Broomfield County Colorado DUI Pre-Trial Conferences


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Are You Facing A DUI Charge And You Don't Know What To Do?

We're Attorney's 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.

On the other hand, 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 you have an attorney and you are not under bond, your first experience with the justice system is the pretrial conference. The goals of the pre-trial conference are the same in all of the metropolitan county courts, but there are differences in the way they are conducted.

In this first stage the first goal is to determine if the case can be settled without a trial and on what terms. A second goal is to determine what steps should be taken if the matter is set for trial.

Here are matters that are taken into consideration in all jurisdictions, by the prosecutor when making a plea bargain offer:

  1. Prior alcohol offenses, including MIP.
  2. Overall driving record.
  3. The reason you were stopped.
  4. Any accident involved, injury.
  5. How high your BAC was or if you refused.
  6. Your interaction with the police officers.
  7. If your attorney can show proof problems.

But there are also different policies in the various District Attorney's offices that apply to DUI cases.

These are the important things that you need to know.

Pretrial conferences are scheduled in the morning. You and your attorney need to appear. Your attorney will discuss the case with the prosecutor. There is one judge in Broomfield county who hears DUI and DWAI cases.

A not guilty plea is enter entered if a plea bargain is not reached. The trial must be held within six months.

If you enter a guilty plea to an alcohol offense, you will be referred to an alcohol evaluation and public service. The fine is due at this time if you do not have priors and were not over .20. Payments can be arranged on the fine. Otherwise the judge may have you come back to court after the evaluation.

In-home detention is sometimes ordered if you have a second or were over .20 otherwise it would be jail with or without work release as it would be on a on a third or higher. Refusals are often reduced to DWAI.

Broomfield DUI Courtrooms

For more information see DUI in Colorado.

To contact us, please call at 303-332-3602.


Follow US-36 W to CO-121 N in Broomfield. Take the CO-121 exit from US-36 W 9 min (9.2 mi)

Take W Midway Blvd and W 3rd Ave Dr to Descombes Dr


Clerk's Office: M-F 7:30-4:30

Broomfield County Probation

The 17th Judicial District Probation Department is divided into separate offices based on geography and function. Please see below for the descriptions and contacts numbers to assist you:

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

For more information see DUI in Colorado.

To contact us, please call at 303-332-3602.

P.S. Your first conference with me is free, and there is no further obligation.