Colorado DUI Attorney
Colorado DUI Attorney Kevin Churchill provides experienced DUI defense representation in all Denver metro area counties, including all misdemeanor and felony cases related to Driving Under the Influence. Our law firm accepts DUI cases within Colorado State only, and most commonly provides defense representation in Denver, as well as Golden, Littleton, Boulder, Aurora, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Greeley, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Georgetown, Breckenridge, Vail and other courts.
A veteran of hundreds of DUI defense cases in the State of Colorado, Kevin Churchill will carefully examine the evidence of each case to give you the best possible chance of avoiding a conviction for DUI or DWAI. (These charges may be called OWI or DWI in other states.) Analyzing the scientific accuracy of your blood or breath test, the legality of your traffic stop, whether your field sobriety tests were given to you properly, and whether all of your rights were explained to you - are all part of the defense of every DUI case. Mr. Churchill is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, and has appeared as a legal analyst on Court TV’s national broadcast.
Many Colorado lawyers mistakenly assume that DUI cases are straight forward, and that, unless there is an obvious problem with the evidence, they should recommend that their client plead guilty. The fact is that DUI cases are quite complex, and involve many layers of analysis, including complicated science. Kevin Churchill has the background and experience to protect you from a conviction when the evidence against you can be defeated. His experience in the courtroom will also help you to minimize the penalties that you may face.
A DUI conviction can have life changing consequences. The sentences for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) can be severe in the State of Colorado. Even a first offense could result in a 90 day suspension of your privilege to drive. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is high enough, you may face a mandatory jail sentence, even on a first offense. Second or later offenses also carry mandatory jail sentences. For more information about possible sentences, please visit our DUI Penalties page. The penalties may be different depending on which county you appear in. For example, if you must go to court in Golden, Colorado, your punishment will likely be more severe than it would be in Denver. Kevin Churchill has appeared in front of all Denver metro area judges, and will be able to advise you of the likely penalties before you go to court.
The consequences of a conviction for drunk driving extend beyond the courtroom. For those with a professional driver’s license, a DUI conviction can cause you to lose your employment, in some cases permanently. A conviction can have an effect on any area of employment, even those that do not involve driving. It may prevent you from obtaining a professional license, or even prevent you from being admitted to a college or university. There are also significant financial consequences, including fines, restitution, the costs of court ordered alcohol treatment, and increased car insurance premiums.
As you can see, it is important not to take a DUI conviction if it can be avoided. Once a conviction enters against you, it will be there forever, and can never be sealed (or “expunged”). Please call our office for a free consultation and case quote. We will answer questions that you may have about your case, the law in Colorado, the procedure you will face in court, how to request a DMV hearing - and any other questions you may have.