Colorado DUI Attorney
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.