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 of Boal Law Firm, PC.
What To Do When Pulled Over For Drunk Driving
Whether you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, 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. These are voluntary, 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.
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 for drugs or alcohol was properly calibrated or whether the police officer was qualified to administer the breath test, or administered the breath test correctly.
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. Brian Boal has countless hours of courtroom experience and will work aggressively to find the weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you. Even if you are charged with the state's new felony DUI offense, evidence in your case may nevertheless be inadmissible for a variety of reasons.
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Call 719-602-2262 or email to discuss your DUI case. The law firm represents clients in El Paso County, Pueblo County, Teller County, Summit County and most other counties up and down the front range.