DUI/DWI First Time Offender

Your Littleton Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyers

Shock. Disbelief. Worry. People have innumerable emotions when facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI). Thoughts of expense, hassle, shame, and job loss combine to create feelings of panic and helplessness.

Often, the first reaction is to work with and confide in police officers and prosecutors. In efforts to explain the violation, offenders can disclose important information regarding alcoholism, recent traumatic events and other causes behind the incident. This can make matters worse.

We would advise against this course of action. If you have been accused of DUI/DWI, do not talk to anyone about your charges. Instead, Contact Us, the experienced attorneys at the law office of Prendergast & Associates, P.C. Link to Home Page We have one goal and one objective — to protect your rights. We will fight to keep you out of jail, keep your record clean, and reduce the impact of your charges. PLEASE DON’T TALK TO THE COPS!

Call a Firm That Has Helped Hundreds of People Accused of DUI/DWAI Offenses.

Consequences for first time offenders can be high. If you fail a blood or breath test, you will lose your driver's license for a minimum of 90 days and pay fines up to $1000. Court costs will add another approximately $500. You will also most likely serve 24 to 48 hours of public service, attend time-consuming and costly alcohol classes or therapy, and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) panel or lecture. Social costs can be high as well. Many employers now do extensive screening and will not hire individuals convicted of drunk driving. Your insurance rates will go through the roof. They may even cancel your policy.

We can meet with you, explain your rights, explain the court process, collaborate with you to chart a legal strategy, and work to reduce the consequences of your charges. There are many defenses available for DUI/DWI charges and many options for reducing your sentence, including classes and a suspended jail sentence. If you do not commit any violations within the 30-day suspended jail sentence, you do not have to go to jail at all. At the law office of Prendergast & Associates, P.C., most first time offender we have represented have avoided jail time.

If you face DUI/DWAI charges, call us. We offer free initial consultations and accept credit cards to better serve you.

We are experienced with all matters of complex criminal law.

Contact Prendergast and Associates, P.C. now at 303-797-3300.


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