DUI attorney – Glendale

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Arrested in Glendale for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or both, you need a Glendale DUI attorney.

If arrested for DUI of alcohol, drugs, or both, you probably have a lot of questions.  You may turn to family or friends for help and advice.  In order to gain real information you need to consult a Glendale DUI lawyer about the specific facts of your DUI case.   Criminal defense attorneys and attorneys who practice DUI defense are able to answer your questions and concerns.  Many Glendale DUI attorneys offer free consultations.  To have a Colorado DUI attorney review your DUI case, click here for a free consultation or call (303) 747-4686

In 2011, 27,314 persons were arrested in Colorado for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).[1]  This high number means that the prosecutor may have substantial experience in prosecuting this type of crime.  You need to be prepared and be able to defend your rights.  Hiring a Glendale DUI lawyer who knows the laws and knows how to protect your rights is the first step. Trying to navigate the system alone, with no experience can be overwhelming and terrifying.  Hiring a Glendale DUI lawyer can help you traverse a complicated system.

Officers receive training in identifying driving patterns that they believe are consistent with someone who may be DUI of alcohol, drugs or both.  When stopped, you may not have been told the reason for the suspected impaired driving.  You most likely were asked a serious of questions, which can, and if it helps the government’s case, would most likely be used against you.


There are several components to a DUI/DWAI prosecution that occurs prior to a jury trial.   The government must show that the reason the police pulled you over was within the bounds of the Fourth Amendment.  A stop that violates your right to be free from an unreasonable search or seizure could prevent the prosecution from presenting valuable evidence. If there has been a violation of the Fourth Amendment rests on the specific facts and circumstances of the case.  Glendale DUI attorneys will be able to review the reason(s) for the stop and provide an analysis as to if your rights were violated.

Assuming that the reason for the stop was permitted, the detention and investigation must also comport with the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.  Typically, officers are allowed to ask some questions without giving you a Miranda Warning in a DUI investigations.  Due to the complexity in Miranda law, a Glendale DUI lawyer could provide you with an opinion as to if your Miranda rights were or were not violated.

Being arrested and even charged with DUI is not the same as a conviction.   You are presumed innocent until the State can prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  DUI arrests, laws, and your rights are complicated; you need a criminal defense attorney who handles DUI cases in Glendale.  You cannot rely on the police to protect your rights, that is why you need a Glendale DUI attorney who knows the laws and will aggressively fight for you.  DUI/DWAI cases in some parts of Aurora and Glendale are filed in the Arapahoe County Court.

DUI convictions have serious consequences and mandatory terms, which vary depending on the specific facts of each case.  Due to the complexity in the laws, a Glendale DUI attorney could explain the law, your rights, and your options.  For general penalties for DUI, please see DUI Penalties.

Thank you for visiting our page on DUI/DWAI in Glendale.  If you are looking for a Glendale DUI attorney, please contact us directly at (303) 747-4686 or client here for a free confidential consultation if you or a loved one have been arrested for DUI or DWAI of alcohol, drugs, or both.


[1] According Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Crime in the United States: 2011