Do I Need A Lawyer For DUI?

People charged with DUI or DWAI in Colorado will often ask, “Do I need a lawyer for a DUI?” Any DUI/DWAI charge needs to be taken seriously. If you have been charged with drinking and driving, you face an assortment of criminal and administrative proceedings and penalties. It is becoming more common for people to be required to serve jail time — even for a first offense. If you choose to appear in court without a lawyer and plead guilty, the judge can impose your sentence immediately, making it absolutely critical to have an experienced attorney on your side.

What A Seasoned Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Can Do For You

At the office of Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, we have been defending against DUI charges in Larimer and Weld counties since 1993. Our lawyers will work diligently to reduce the penalties you face or avoid a conviction altogether. We understand the legal process, have a working knowledge of the statutes and rules, and are familiar with the local prosecutors.

Do not make the mistake of trying to handle your defense on your own. If you have been charged with DUI/DWAI, call 970-493-3600 or toll free 888-830-9445 for a free initial consultation.

What Could A Conviction Mean For You?

A drunk driving conviction could mean a number of things, including:

  • Jail time
  • Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Several hours of useful public service
  • Court-mandated alcohol treatment or therapy
  • Increase in your insurance rates
  • Court costs and fines

There are also several possible collateral consequences, such as the appearance of the conviction on your permanent record, further restrictions on your driving privileges, negative impact on your employment, deportation, restrictions on international travel, and difficulty renting a vehicle.

Contact An Attorney

We are skilled drunk driving defense lawyers who are willing to go to trial. We can advise you of your rights and inform you of your legal options. Contact our office in Fort Collins today to arrange a free initial consultation by calling 970-493-3600.