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Consult a Thornton DUI Attorney IF Have You Been Arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Alcohol, Drugs, or Both; .

There are a lot of questions that you may have if you have been arrest or charged with DUI – you may have tried to ask friends or family, but their information may be second-hand and not specific to your situation.  Ask a Thornton DUI lawyer, who knows the laws and legal defenses available to you.   After all, you wouldn’t ask you’re your account a health question; criminal defense attorneys who practice DUI defense can address your specific concerns. This posts address some general concerns and questions that you may have.

To have a Colorado DUI attorney review your DUI case, click here for a free consultation or call (303) 747-4686

Do I need a Thornton DUI Lawyer?

Your case most likely is not the first DUI case the prosecutor is assigned to nor is it the first DUI investigation your officer has completed. In 2011, 27,314 persons were arrested in Colorado for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).[1]  You need to be prepared and be able to defend your rights.  A first step is hiring a Thornton DUI attorney that knows the laws and knows how to protect your rights.  If you try to navigate the system alone, with no experience, you may be up against those with more experience and knowledge of DUI laws.

In addition interacting with the criminal justice system can be intimidating, frustrating, and overwhelming; your Thornton DUI attorney can help you traverse a complicated system.


DUI and DWAI prosecutions start at the initial contact, not in the courtroom.  A DUI/DWAI prosecution has several components, some that occur prior to a jury trial.   The reason the police pulled you over must be legit and comport with your Fourth Amendment rights.  A Thornton DUI lawyer can review the details of your stop with you.

Typically the reason for the stop is either a traffic violation or driving pattern.  The prosecutor may be prohibited from presenting evidence if the officers violated your right to be free from an unreasonable search or seizure during the initial stop.  A violation of the Fourth Amendment depends on the circumstances and facts, a  Thornton DUI attorneys will be able to review the reason(s) for the stop and provide an analysis if your rights were violated.

What about Miranda rights in a DUI case?  Typically, in a DUI investigation, officers are allowed to ask some questions without giving you a Miranda Warning.  There have several cases litigating when and how Miranda rights must be provided.  You and your Thornton DUI attorney can review the law and explore any potential violations.

Although some prosecutors like to lump DUI’s in to categories, each DUI arrest could involve different legal and constitutional issues.  Your incident is different than anyone else, as such, a Thornton DUI attorney can provide advice for your specific case.

What Are the Penalties to a DUI?

A DUI conviction could have a profound impact on your life and livelihood.  There are serious consequences to a DUI conviction, which vary depending on the specific facts of each case.  Due to the complexity, a Thornton DUI lawyer could explain the law, your rights, and your options.  For general penalties for DUI, please see DUI Penalties.

Note, in addition to court penalties, you may face suspension of your driver’s license through the DMV.  A DMV action is separate and distinct from any court action.  After the arrest, you only have a short period of time to request a hearing through the DMV.  A Thornton DUI attorney can defend you against both an administrative action and the court procedures.

Thank you for visiting our page on DUI/DWAI in Thornton.  If you are looking for a Thornton 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.