Believing certain myths about DUIs can be incredibly risky for those accused of impaired driving in Colorado. To reveal just why this is the case, below, we have debunked some of the most prevalent misconceptions about Colorado DUIs.
While the following presents some important information for any motorist in Colorado to understand, contact the experienced Denver DUI lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm when you need answers about your best DUI defense options following a DUI arrest.
Myth 1 – If I don’t submit to BAC testing in the DUI stop, I can’t be convicted of a DUI.
Fact – Wrong! While the results of breath and blood tests can be strong evidence for a DUI case, these results are not the only possible evidence that can be used by prosecutors to try to secure a conviction. In fact, when it comes to trying to prove impairment, evidence such (but not exclusive to) the following can also be compelling in DUI cases:
- Officers’ observations of drivers
- The results of the field sobriety test
- Statements made by drivers.
Additionally, if drivers buy into this myth and refuse BAC testing (thinking they are protecting themselves), they will likely end up facing an automatic driver’s license suspension – even if they are never charged with or convicted of a DUI in the future.
Myth 2 – After a DUI arrest, I only have to focus on the court case.
Fact – This is also not true, especially if you want to try to retain your driving privileges following the DUI arrest. In fact, a DUI arrest in Colorado will spark two cases for an accused person:
- The court case
- The DMV administrative case
If a driver doesn’t know (or forgets) about the DMV case, (s)he will essentially be forfeiting his or her driving privileges – regardless of how the criminal court case ends up being resolved.
Myth 3 – A lawyer can’t make a difference in the outcome of my DUI case.
Fact – This may be the most dangerous DUI myth to buy into because it can misguide you into foregoing a defense attorney and compromising your rights – and possibly your future – in the process.
This is because a skilled DUI attorney can help you determine and pursue your best defense options, positioning you for the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact a Broomfield DUI Lawyer at The Datz Law Firm
Have you or a loved one been charged with a DUI? If so, a Broomfield DUI lawyer at The Datz Law Firm is ready to provide you with superior defense representation. At The Datz Law Firm, we know how stressful and consuming serious legal problems can be. That’s why we’re here to help you resolve your legal issues, get through these challenging times and move forward into a brighter future.
To schedule an initial consultation with us and find out more about your best DUI defense options, call us at (720) 879-1114, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page.
Although our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., we make ourselves available anytime of the day or night to talk about your important legal matters – or simply to discuss your worries and concerns. The bottom line is that we are flexible, available, and responsive.
From our offices in Broomfield, we represent clients throughout the Denver metro area, as well as throughout Boulder County, Broomfield County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Douglas County.