Challenging a Denver DUI Arrest
Rosenthal, Your Defense on Colorado DUI Arrests
Your DUI defense strategies begin when you’re pulled over by the highway patrol or police officer and questioned about your driving. Although this has already occurred before you contact the DUI defense attorneys at The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal, we believe it’s valuable to provide you with some pointers should it happen again.
It never hurts to understand your rights.
Don’t Help the Police Build a Case Against You
If you’ve been pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, you may be asked to take a portable breath test or field sobriety tests. Always politely decline to take these.
The officer might tell you that:
- Taking the test can prove your innocence.
- You will likely be let go if you take the test.
- You will be arrested if you refuse the test.
It does not matter what the officer says. They are allowed to lie. Police officers are trained manipulators and interrogators. Their job is to gather evidence against you and to make arrests. They are not there to educate you about your legal rights – that’s the job of your DUI defense attorneys.
“You have the right to remain silent.” Stop talking.
Once you have aroused the suspicion of the officer and he or she has asked you to take these tests, you are probably going to be arrested even if you haven’t taken the tests. You can be arrested even if the tests show you have a BAC of less than .08%. That’s because Colorado DUI law allows you to be arrested if you show other signs of impairment. In many areas, you will not be eligible to post bond until your blood alcohol content level has dropped to a prescribed level.
Get legal advice as soon as possible after your DUI arrest. Drunk driving charges move quickly through the system, and you will need to request a DMV hearing right away.
The DUI/DWAI defense lawyers at The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal defend the rights of people arrested for drinking and driving in Denver, Colorado. Our legal team represents clients in all areas of Colorado, including Boulder, Golden, Brighton, Littleton, Aurora, Lakewood, Englewood, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Westminster and Superior. We practice in Denver, Jefferson, Douglas, Arapahoe, Adams and Summit counties and all across the Front Range and Denver Tech Center.
When you’ve got a strong, effective defense, you’ve got options. For a free consultation with The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal, call 303-573-0543 or contact the firm online.
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