Colorado Springs DUI Lawyer
For a free initial consultation with a felony defense lawyer, contact us at (719) 475-2555. We are available to represent people in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, and throughout the surrounding region.
Everyone knows that DUIs carry strong sentences as a deterrent to those who would drive drunk. But did you know that your accusation could be "bumped up" to a felony DUI if your DUI injures another person or is a repeat offense? Several situations can turn a DUI charge into a felony. If you are deemed a habitual traffic offender, meaning you have had repeat drunk driving charges or other traffic violations, your DUI can be increased to a felony. If the incident resulted in serious bodily injury or death to another person, your charge can be increased to Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Homicide.
Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges
Colorado's legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08 percent. If a prosecutor can prove that your BAC was, indeed, above the legal limit and that you operated a motor vehicle during that time, you could face a DUI conviction. If your conduct hurts or causes the death of another (i.e. you are in an accident while under the influence), you could be accused of vehicular assault or vehicular homicide. Essentially, a vehicular assault or homicide case considers your car as a deadly weapon and your conduct as similar to that of someone who assaults or kills another person with, say, a gun or knife. A DUI can escalate that accusation and the penalties incurred.
In Colorado, the mandatory punishment for a DUI includes a suspended license, ignition interlock devices, mandatory drug or alcohol rehabilitation and a large fine. However, felony convictions can involve imprisonment, . A felony is a serious offense, one that can affect your ability to get a job or apartment and even vote. So how can you prevent conviction and incarceration if you're accused of felony DUI, vehicular assault, or vehicular homicide, especially given the notorious hard line prosecutors, judges, and juries take against suspects?
The answer is simple. If you're facing down a vehicular assault or homicide conviction or a DUI accusation, you need and deserve the immediate assistance of an experienced, reputable, and resourceful Colorado Springs defense attorney. The Bussey Law firm offers all of those in one attorney, Timothy Bussey, who served as a prosecutor before turning to criminal defense full time. Our office offers great customer service, access to expert witnesses who can assist on the case. But we can't help if you don't call. Get in touch today - we offer a free, confidential case evaluation to potential clients.
Felony DUI charges are extremely serious. Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault charges require an experienced attorney. The penalties are severe and include time in prison, large fines, and driver's license suspension. If you are facing such charges, we encourage you to enlist an experienced Colorado Springs felony drunk driving defense attorney as soon as possible. We will stand up for your rights. We will work hard to see that your life and your future are not jeopardized by these charges.
At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we can defend you against felony DUI charges. We have more than ten years of experience. We are devoted to handling these types of cases. We want to show you the difference that our experience and dedication can make for you.
We will explore defenses to the felony drunk driving charges you are facing. This may mean enlisting experts in accident reconstruction or other fields related to your charge. Frequently, we turn to experienced investigators to help us gather the facts in your case, including reviewing blood alcohol testing and the process that was used to gather evidence against you.