Boulder DUI Attorney

Our Firm Can Fight for Your Rights

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or driving while ability is impaired (DWAI) is a serious offense in the state of Colorado (C.R.S. § 42-4-1301). In fact, even first-time offenders face harsh repercussions and long-lasting consequences. If you have been accused of DUI or DWAI, Barre M. Sakol, P.C. can provide you with the strong legal defense you need. Our Boulder, Colorado criminal defense attorney focuses on this particular area of law, drawing from more than 40 years of legal experience in order to provide you with superior quality services and personalized guidance throughout the entire process.

Attorney Barre Sakol is a seasoned Boulder DUI attorney who understands the DUI arrest process, how the Department of Motor Vehicles operates, and the appropriate legal action to take in defending your traffic case.

Our firm can assist you in evaluating your situation while working to eliminate and/or minimize the impact of your case. We are proudly AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for both legal ability and ethical standards, an honor we have maintained for nearly a quarter of a century. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights.

To speak with a Boulder DUI attorney about your situation, call (720) 999-9506 or contact online to schedule your complimentary case evaluation!

What are the Consequences for a DUI or DWAI Conviction

Even if you have never been accused of DUI or DWAI before, you may be facing very serious penalties. The legal consequences of a conviction tend to be severe, even for first-time offenses.

Under C.R.S. § 42.4-1307, Colorado DUI/DWAI conviction penalties can include: 

  • Revocation of driver’s license/driving privileges
  • Points added on driving record
  • Expensive fines and court fees
  • Mandatory Interlock device installed in vehicle
  • Alcohol treatment program attendance
  • Required community service
  • Jail time

The consequences of a conviction often extend beyond the above-mentioned penalties. You may be facing serious, long-lasting after effects in your personal life as well, including the inability to retain employment or housing.

Local Boulder Resources for DUI Defense

Living in Boulder, Colorado, you are likely familiar with the local landscape and the unique challenges of a DUI or DWAI charge in our community. Many DUI cases are processed at the Boulder County Justice Center, located at 1777 6th St. Understanding the local court system and its procedures can be daunting, but our firm is well-versed in navigating these complexities.

One of the significant pain points for Boulder residents facing DUI charges is the potential impact on their daily lives. With the University of Colorado Boulder nearby, many students and faculty members rely heavily on their driving privileges to commute. Losing your license can severely disrupt your routine, making attending classes, work, or other essential activities difficult.

Additionally, while robust, Boulder’s public transportation options may not always align with your schedule or needs. This makes the potential loss of driving privileges even more challenging. Our firm understands these local nuances and works diligently to minimize the impact on your life.

We also recognize the importance of local resources in your defense. The Boulder County Public Health Department offers various beneficial programs, such as alcohol education and treatment programs. While we do not partner directly with these entities, we can guide you on leveraging these resources effectively as part of your defense strategy.

At Barre M. Sakol, P.C., we are committed to providing personalized legal support that considers the specific needs and circumstances of Boulder residents. We know the local area and understand the community, and we are here to help you navigate this challenging time.

Call us at (720) 999-9506 to discuss your case with Barre or to schedule a complimentary case evaluation today with our DUI lawyer in Boulder.

Commonly Asked Questions

How long does a DUI stay on your record in Colorado?

In Colorado, a DUI conviction remains on your driving record indefinitely, affecting your insurance rates and potential employment opportunities. While the DUI itself stays on your record permanently, its impact on your driving privileges varies. For instance, points associated with the DUI can affect your driver's license for up to seven years. Additionally, multiple DUI convictions can lead to harsher penalties and longer-lasting consequences. Expungement or sealing of DUI records is not typically an option in Colorado, emphasizing the importance of legal guidance and careful consideration in managing and mitigating the long-term effects of a DUI conviction.

Why is it important to have a Boulder DUI attorney handle my case?

Having a Boulder DUI attorney like Barre M. Sakol handle your case is crucial due to the complexity of DUI laws and the severe consequences of a conviction. An experienced attorney can navigate the legal system, challenge evidence, and advocate for your rights, potentially leading to a more favorable outcome such as reduced charges or even case dismissal.

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