Find Out What Makes Ann Toney P.C. the Best DUI Lawyer in Denver
Ann Toney opened her law practice to defend people charged with DUI. Ann has been practicing law for over 30 years and in that time, she has learned a lot. During her first years as an attorney Ann learned to keep fighting in each case. Ann learned practicing criminal law to knock on every door, open every window and collect any and all pieces of evidence as you never know what will make the difference for your client. The one thing you should know, DUI cases can be won. DUI defendants do have hope. It takes work and paying attention and persistence to fully investigate a Client’s case. After being in private practice, Ann joined the Public Defender’s Office to defend people and eventually was elected President of all of the Public Defender’s Association in North Carolina. She currently practices as a DUI attorney in Denver.
After moving to Colorado in 1998, since Ann had prosecuted in Fayetteville, North Carolina, when she moved to Colorado, she joined the District Attorney’s Office in the 7th Judicial District. Ann went on to prosecute in the 18th Judicial District and also in the 9th Judicial District totaling eleven (11) years as a prosecutor. What Ann learned there was that not all attorneys come to court prepared and ready to defend their clients. Ann also learned not all law enforcement officers tell the truth and are honest. While Ann has friends in law enforcement from when she prosecuted, when she saw dishonesty with a law enforcement officer, she always addressed it. During these years, Ann conducted many DUI jury trials and other criminal trials as well. While Ann prosecuted homicides, first degree assaults, sex offenses, and many other serious crimes, none individually affect so many people as the DUI charge. Most people walking down the street are not sex offenders or murderers. Most people though walking down the street don’t think twice about having a beer while watching the game or a beer with dinner. Part of what makes Ann Toney the best DUI lawyer in Denver is that she understands that a DUI can happen to normal everyday people.
In 2009, Ann left the district attorney’s office and went back into private practice as a DUI attorney in Denver to defend people. Since opening her practice in 2009 Ann has helped hundreds of people fight their DUI, DWAI, and DUID charges. The outcomes range from total dismissal of charges, pleas to Careless Driving, pleas to Reckless Driving, DWAI, and DUI. What people may not realize is that the sentencing can vary for each charge and often what a Client really wants is to get the “best deal” and feel like they were treated fairly by the government.
How your case proceeds with the prosecution rests on the evidence. That is why it is so important to have a DUI attorney in Denver who knows what they are doing in a DUI case. For instance, roadsides, the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST). Is your lawyer trained on them? How many certification training programs has your lawyer done on the SFST? To date Ann has completed four (4) certified training courses for SFST (that is one about every two years). Does your lawyer know how many times the officer needs to cross your face with the officer’s pen or light source for the HGN? Does your lawyer know what HGN stands for (Horizontal Gaze and Nystagmus)? Does your lawyer know how far from your face the officer needs to hold the stimulus when conducting the HGN? You don’t know what you don’t know so you don’t want your lawyer to miss something because they skipped DUI defense training.
If you have a blood test case, does your lawyer understand the blood testing and reporting? The science of Gas Chromatography is how the blood is tested for a DUI case. Can your lawyer explain to you the difference between forensic testing and clinical testing of the blood? Beyond the blood test results the lawyer can request and obtain the computer print outs of how your blood was actually tested by the government’s laboratory. You may recall in the news media, both a few years ago in Colorado and more recently in Massachusetts the labs were found to not be reporting accurately. In Colorado the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) had to quit testing blood for DUI cases as they were doing such a poor job. Now the government has opened testing at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and they also use a private lab. So, has your lawyer been trained on Gas Chromatography? In addition to Gas Chromatography training in Colorado, Ann Toney has completed two of the four training sections on blood testing at the AXIOM LABORATORIES in Chicago, Il where the participants work in an actual laboratory learning blood testing.
This is probably the only time in your life you will have to fight a DUI. Now is the time to hire the best DUI lawyer in Denver, who has the skill set, knowledge, and backbone to fight for the very best outcome for you. Don’t look back later with regret. Ann Toney can help you defend your rights. Contact Ann Toney, DUI attorney in Denver today for a free consultation, or fill out the form below.