Your Rights And Legal Options After A DWAI Offense

DWAI charges are treated differently than DUI charges in Colorado. You need an attorney who has experience with the criminal justice system and the administrative process to protect your driving privileges.

Driving While Ability Impaired In Colorado

Under Colorado law, a person is considered to be impaired by alcohol if he or she has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. However, there are other ways to judge impairment under the law. Driving while ability impaired, or DWAI, means operating a vehicle after consuming enough drugs or alcohol to affect one's physical or mental ability to drive to the slightest degree.

DWAI charges may arise when a person's BAC exceeds .05 percent, but is less than .08 percent, or when a person has consumed drugs that affect his or her ability to drive. DWAI is a less serious offense than DUI, but it still carries substantial penalties, including fines, jail time and community service.

Convictions of a first-offense DWAI will result in a mandatory minimum two days in jail, with a maximum of 180 days and a possibility of a suspended license. You will also face fines from $200 to $500.

The Experience And Tenacity To Defend You

Our attorneys have handled thousands of DUI and DWAI cases. Our experience and knowledge of how prosecutors handle DWAI cases give him a unique insight and ability to effectively defend against these charges.

In many cases involving DWAI, prosecutors rely heavily on breath and blood test results to make their case. However, if this evidence was not collected properly and legally, it cannot be used against you. We evaluate all of the evidence in your case carefully to build the strongest possible defense.

Contact A Proven Lawyer For Help

It is essential to enlist the help of an experienced Greeley DUI defense lawyer who can help you build a strong defense. We represent individuals in Greeley, Fort Collins and throughout Northern Colorado, including students at Colorado State University. Schedule a free consultation with our firm by calling 970-573-7749 for our Greeley office or 970-573-7762 for our Fort Collins office or send us an email.