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    Understanding DUI/DWAI Charges in Colorado: Navigating the Legal Landscape

    Comprehensive legal guidance for understanding and defending against DUI/DWAI charges in Colorado.

    Facing DUI/DWAI Charges: What You Need to Know?

    Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) are serious charges in Colorado, carrying significant legal consequences. At Novo Legal Group, we provide expert guidance and defense for individuals facing these charges, helping to navigate the complexities of DUI/DWAI laws and ensuring your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

    DUI vs. DWAI in Colorado:
    Key Differences

    DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

    • Definition: A DUI charge typically implies that a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher, indicating a significant impairment of their driving ability.
    • Legal Implications: A DUI conviction can result in severe penalties, including fines, jail time, license suspension, and mandatory alcohol education and treatment programs.

    DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired)

    • Definition: DWAI charges are usually brought against individuals with a BAC between 0.05% and 0.08%, suggesting a lesser, but still noticeable, impairment.
    • Legal Implications: While the penalties for DWAI might be less severe than those for DUI, they still include fines, possible jail time, and impact on the driver's record.
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    The Consequences of DUI/DWAI

    The penalties for DUI/DWAI offenses in Colorado vary based on several factors, including the severity of the offense, the driver’s BAC level, and any prior convictions.

    • First-Time and Repeat Offenders: Penalties escalate with subsequent offenses, with repeat offenders facing more stringent consequences.
    • Aggravating Factors: Situations such as having a minor in the vehicle or causing an accident can intensify the penalties.

    Legal Processes and Your Rights

    When charged with DUI/DWAI, understanding the legal process and your rights is crucial:

    • Arrest and Charges: The process typically begins with a traffic stop or checkpoint, followed by field sobriety tests and BAC testing.
    • Legal Representation: It's vital to seek legal representation immediately after being charged. An experienced DUI/DWAI attorney can advise you on your rights, the legal process, and potential defense strategies.
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    Why Legal Representation is Crucial

    The complexity of DUI/DWAI laws and the severe consequences of a conviction make skilled legal representation essential. Novo Legal Group offers:

    • Expertise in DUI/DWAI Laws: Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of Colorado DUI/DWAI laws and defense strategies.
    • Personalized Defense Plans: We tailor our defense strategies to each client’s specific circumstances and legal needs.
    • Commitment to Protecting Your Rights: Our primary goal is to protect your rights, minimize potential penalties, and guide you through the legal process with clarity and support.

    Start Your Defense with Novo Legal Group

    If you’re facing DUI/DWAI charges in Colorado, the legal team at Novo Legal Group is here to help. We provide the expert guidance and defense you need to navigate these charges and work towards the best possible outcome.