Fort Collins DUI /DWAI Defense Attorney

When you've been arrested for driving under the influence, it can be a terrifying experience. You may be worried about whether you will end up in jail, what will happen to your driver's license, and if you will be left with a criminal record. It can be a stressful time, and we know that you need answers and reliable legal guidance.

At The Law Offices of Rachel A. Michael, we have extensive experience and deep insight into how drunk driving charges are investigated and prosecuted. Firm founder Rachel A. Michael is a former prosecutor and proven trial attorney with an excellent record and reputation. We aggressively fight for the best possible outcome while compassionately guiding you through every step of the criminal process.

Consequences of a Drunk Driving Conviction

Consequences for DUI or DWAI charges vary depending on whether it is your first, second or third/subsequent offense. Harsher penalties may apply if your BAC is at least 0.15.

DUI penalties include:

  • 1st offense:
    • Between 2 to 180 days in jail
    • Up to $500 in fines
    • License suspension for up to 9 months
    • 24-48 hours of public service
  • 2nd offense:
    • Between 10 days to a year in jail
    • Up to $1,500 in fines
    • 48-120 hours of public service
    • License suspension for up to 1 year
  • 3rd offense:
    • Between 60 days to 1 year in prison
    • Up to $1,500 in fines
    • 48-120 hours of public service
    • License suspension for up to 2 years

Creative Defense to DUI & DWAI Charges

Our firm's unique understanding of DUI defense allows us to develop creative, effective strategies for each client. We understand the inaccuracies of DUI testing and can challenge the results from field sobriety tests, breathalyzers, blood tests, and more.

Law enforcement officials are also known to be overzealous when pulling over drivers and making arrests. They may have violated your rights or unreasonably pulled you over. We can evaluate these factors and whether they played a role in your case.

Call for a Free Initial Consultation

Learn more about your legal options after a drunk driving arrest. We can review your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your options.

Do not hesitate to call The Law Offices of Rachel A. Michael for a case evaluation at (970) 616-6668