Pitkin County DUI
Being charged with DUI in Pitkin County is serious. A DUI charge means you were pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol and had a Blood Alcohol Level (“BAC”) that was over 0.08. Alternatively, it means that you were substantially incapable of safely operating a vehicle because you drank alcohol or tool drugs. Being charged with a DUI in the vicinity of Aspen, Colorado allows the court to charge you under Colorado law C.R.S. 42-4-1301(1)(a). Being convicted of this charge is a misdemeanor and the sentence for this type of crime can be jail time and/or fines. The punishment can also include the revocation of your driver’s license for an extended period of time.
An officer may pull you over if it appears that you are not in complete control of your vehicle. Once pulled over, the officer may give you one or more types of sobriety test. The results of these tests help the officer determine if you are intoxicated. If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol, you will likely be arrested at the scene. After your arrest, you will be required to appear in the Pitkin County courthouse to answer your drinking and driving charges. An experienced DUI defense attorney from Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. is available to help you wade through the legal process that is required after being charged with DUI.
At your trial, prosecutors will present evidence that will be used against you. Evidence can consist of your BAC near the time of your arrest, the results of a breath test that you may or may not have taken, and details of the situation at the time of your arrest. The officers that were present when you were pulled over will also be called to testify against you. Other evidence, if available, may also be used in court. Even when the evidence looks like it will result in a conviction, the attorneys at Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. can help defend you.
Mr. Tiftickjian has defended more than a thousand clients who have been charged with DUI. In many cases, he has been able to help his clients receive lesser sentences or not-guilty verdicts. When faced with a DUI, the punishment can be severe. Mr. Tiftickjian and his DUI defense team will work diligently to fight the charges being imposed on you. With an office in Aspen, he has experience navigating the Pitkin County Courthouse. You are likely to have questions and concerns about your DUI charge, and he will explain the legal process to you as it progresses.
Don’t despair if you are charged with DUI and your BAC was over 0.08. Your BAC will likely be used as evidence in court, but the specific number associated with your BAC does not necessarily mean you will receive a guilty verdict or the maximum punishment. The best way to ensure your chances of success in court is to call an experienced and highly rated Pitkin County DUI defense attorney.
Call Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible after your DUI arrest. This will give us plenty of time to get the facts of your case in order and prepare your defense. Call us today at970-544-1919. Or, you may e-mail us through our website.