In Colorado, being charged with DUI is extremely complicated, partly because of the administrative issue surrounding revocation of your driver’s license. When you are arrested, you may be asked to take a â€œfield sobriety test.â€ You are free to refuse this test, as it is merely a test of the officer’s observation of your reactions and coordination. You will also be asked to take a blood test or a breathalyzer test. You are also free to refuse these tests, but you need to know that refusal to submit to these tests will result in a one year revocation of your license, with no exceptions.
Will I Lose My License?
If you take these tests, and are then charged with DUI, your license will still be revoked. If this is a first offense, the revocation will be for ninety days. In this case, you need to know that you do have the right, within seven days, to request a hearing with the DMV to appeal the revocation. The fact is, when you are charged with DUI, there are two separate legal processes that begin against you; one criminal and one administrative. In order to sort out your options, and get the best possible outcome, you need to speak with an experienced Denver DUI defense attorney immediately.
Alaurice Tafoya-Modi has been through both the criminal process and the administrative one with a number of clients; she can make sure that in both areas, your rights are protected. You should understand that while the two areas are not directly related, there are ways that an experienced lawyer such as Mrs. Tafoya-Modi can use the administrative process to your benefit in the criminal process.
Challenging DUI Charges
Denver DUI defense attorney Alaurice Tafoya-Modi will help determine whether the arresting officer had probable cause to pull you over in the first place, and if so, whether there was probable cause for a DUI investigation. If the officer did not have probable cause to pull you over, she may be able to have your license reinstated and criminal charges dismissed immediately. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION call Alaurice Tafoya-Modi today at (303)813-1100.