A Proven Defense Against DUI And Vehicular Crimes
Charges for vehicular crimes are more common than you realize. A person does not have to be veering back and forth through lanes of traffic to be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI). In fact, you could be placed under arrest for simply sitting in your car with your keys in the ignition under the right (or is it wrong?) set of circumstances.
No matter the DUI or traffic charges you face, you can count on me to protect you from the criminal and administrative consequences. At Albani Law, LLC, I have been defending the accused in the Denver metro area, Breckenridge and other Colorado communities for decades. This includes defending against DUI, DWAI, reckless driving, driving under revocation or suspension, drag racing, eluding a police officer and vehicular homicide.
What To Do (And Not Do) During A DUI Stop
- Try not to panic.
- Pull safely to the side of the road and park.
- Be polite.
- Give your name, registration and driver’s license.
- Answer the officer’s questions.
A traffic stop is not the time to try talking yourself out of an arrest. The more you say, the more they have to use against you.
You absolutely can refuse to participate in roadside sobriety maneuvers. These are designed for the driver to fail. In fact, only a top-flight ballerina can pass these tests so you are better off politely refusing to take them than banking on your ballet skills.
Hand-Held Breath Test
You do not need to cooperate with a request to blow into a hand-held breath test device on the side of the road. These hand-held devices can be very inaccurate. So politely refuse the offer to blow into a hand-held device.
Blood Or Breath Test?
If you agree to take an actual test, I recommend a blood test over a breath test. Why? A blood test is more accurate than a breath test. However, you have the right to refuse either type of test, but refusal comes with significant consequences.
Plea Or Trial?
I will take a thorough look at your case and provide you with your options and my educated advice about what option is best for you. Whether my role is negotiating on your behalf or fighting for your rights at trial, I will focus on achieving an outcome that serves your interests.
Motion To Suppress?
What Is DWAI?
DWAI is charged in cases where a driver’s BAC is between .05 and .08. While less severe than DUI, the penalties are still very serious. Consequences accumulate with each arrest. For example, a fourth DUI or DWAI conviction becomes a felony.