Ann Toney P.C. Denver DUI Attorney
DUI/DWI Arrest Survival Guide
A Denver DUI/DWI arrest is scary for anyone. The lights, the sounds, and the endless questioning from an army of law enforcement. Your mind races as you replay the event over and over again in your head.
What did I say? How did I act? What’s going to happen next?
Rest assured, these are normal feelings for anyone facing a Colorado DUI arrest. But right now, worrying is not going to do you any good. You need to take swift action to protect yourself and your family. And that means hiring the right Denver DUI attorney to represent you.
In Denver and the surrounding areas, the name you can trust is Ann Toney P.C.
With over 30 years of legal experience including 11 years as a prosecutor, Ann knows the ins and outs of Colorado DUI Law. She’s helped hundreds of people fight their DUI, DWAI, and DUID charges in cases just like yours. Ann manages every case with enthusiasm, integrity, and compassion and demands results for her clients.
“Ann provided me with excellent representation. She was accurate, informative and timely with my questions and concerns. She worked hard to get me the best possible outcome for my case.” -Cory
If you have questions about your DUI arrest, contact us today at 303-399-5556. Ann offers FREE CONSULTATIONS and will gladly explain all the options available for your case. You're under no obligation by speaking to us. But you will walk away with the peace of mind in knowing where you stand.
Here are the first 3 things you should do after being accused of a DUI or DUID.
Follow these steps and you’ll be better prepared for your case
1. Write Down Everything
DUI cases are won and lost with their details. So write down everything you remember from your DUI stop, no matter how insignificant. Do it now. Your memory will fade over time, and important details that could help win your case could be lost. Any DUI attorney in Denver Colorado will have the best chance of fighting for your rights when they are provided with the most information possible.
Here are some questions to jog your memory:
- When and where were you stopped?
- What reason did the officer give for your stop?
- Was a breath test administered? If so, what did the device look like?
- What did you tell the officer about what you had to eat or drink?
- What sort of tests did they do? (Eye tracking, walk and turn, one leg stand)
Take some time to write down everything you can remember from the stop. Just don’t share it with anyone but your Denver DUI attorney. You’ll thank yourself later.
2. Request a DMV Hearing
When you get charged with a DUI you have three choices: to provide blood for a blood test, provide breath for an Intoxilyzer test, or refuse all testing, a Refusal.
If you submit to an Intoxilyzer and your test result is .08 or higher or if you Refuse testing, you get a yellow sheet entitled Express Consent Affidavit. Should you get one of these, you have seven days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing down at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If you provide blood though there will be no action taken in your case unless and until your blood results are returned with a .08 or higher alcohol blood result. If so, you will then get a letter from the DMV informing you that you can request a hearing.
If your license was not surrendered at the time of the arrest it must be surrendered to DMV to receive a Temporary Driving Permit allowing you to drive until your hearing which should be within 60 days from the date you requested it.
3. Hire the Best Denver DUI Attorney in Denver Colorado
The most important decision you’ll make for your DUI case is which DUI attorney in Denver will defend you in court. DUI cases involve a lot of science. In fact, the test reports that are normally the main piece of evidence are supposed to follow specific scientific procedures. Knowing the science behind them better than the scientists and the police and the DA is the only way an attorney can challenge those results. Look at how much training the attorney has in DUI/DUID specific courses. Is the attorney a plea attorney or a trial attorney? Do your research like you would any other important decision in your life.
Take your time to and meet with a few lawyers before you make your decision. Make sure to ask them about their credentials in forensic science before making a final choice. Most reputable attorneys will provide a no cost initial consultation to evaluate your situation. Not every DUI and DUID case is the same, make sure your honest and truthful with your attorney. Most of make sure you are comfortable with your attorney and feel they will make recommendation based on your best interest.
About Ann Toney Law
Ann Toney, P.C. is a prominent Colorado law firm specializing in defending people charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs (DUI and DUID). Ann specializes in defending drunk drivers and impaired drivers either by alcohol or marijuana.