Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense. Even a conviction for a first drunk driving offense can result in high fines, community service and potential jail time. Your driver's license will be suspended. If you have been arrested for drinking and driving, you need the help of a Colorado Springs DUI lawyer like Brian B. Boal at Boal Law Firm, P.C.
What To Do When Pulled Over For Drunk Driving
Do not panic. The things you do can impact the way your case is handled. You may be asked to get out of your car and perform field sobriety tests, also referred to as roadside maneuvers. These are voluntary. You can say no, and you should say no.
You may be offered a portable breath test. It is okay to take this test. The results are not admissible as evidence, and if you do not blow above .08, you may be allowed to go free. If you refuse the test, you may get in further trouble.
For the official test of your blood alcohol content (BAC), you may be offered the choice of breath test or blood test. It is recommended that you take the breath test, as your case will be more defensible in court. For instance, your attorney can challenge issues such as whether the testing equipment was properly calibrated or whether the police officer who administered the test handled it correctly.
If you are charged with DUI, contact Brian Boal at Boal Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible.
If You Were Already Arrested For DUI
Of course, you may not have had the opportunity to follow the suggestions listed above before being arrested for DUI. Do not lose hope. No matter how strong the case against you may seem, there are almost always defense strategies available. Brian Boal has many hours of courtroom experience with these strategies and will work aggressively to find the weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you.
Perhaps the field sobriety tests were administered improperly. Perhaps the chemical test was inaccurate. Perhaps the arresting officer did not observe your constitutional rights. You will have an attorney who knows the options available for reducing your penalties, having your case dismissed or seeking acquittal at trial.
Start Fighting DUI Charges With A Free Consultation
Call 719-602-2262 or email to discuss your DUI case directly with Brian B. Boal. The law firm serves clients throughout El Paso County, Pueblo County, Teller County, Summit County and all other counties up and down the front range.