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Experienced Denver, Colorado Felony DUI Attorney
Denver Felony Drunk Driving Attorney Representing Clients Charged with Repeat DUIs
At Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC, we devote a substantial portion of our criminal defense practice to handling DUI cases in Denver and throughout Colorado. Our attorneys have successfully represented people facing the even the most serious drunk driving-related charges, including felony DUI. If you or a loved one has been charged with felony DUI, you need skilled legal counsel to help you fight the grave and lasting consequences of a felony conviction.
Understanding Felony DUI Charges in Colorado
A DUI offense may be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony in Colorado. Both types of charges are serious; however, a felony DUI carries much more severe penalties than a misdemeanor, plus lifetime designation as a convicted felon. You may be charged with felony DUI in the following situations:
- You were convicted of a DUI felony within the last 10 years.
- You have more than one prior DUI conviction on your record.
- There was a minor (anyone under 18) in your vehicle, at the time of your arrest.
- Other alleged crimes occurred before or during your arrest, ranging from property damage to assault to theft.
- You been classified as a habitual traffic offender (HTO) by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
- Your DUI allegedly resulted in the injury or death of another person, which is charged as vehicular assault or vehicular homicide (sometimes called vehicular manslaughter).
Any felony DUI conviction can result in a harsh sentence, including imprisonment, fines, victim restitution, driver's license revocation, court-ordered alcohol or drug counseling, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. A Denver DUI attorney at Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC can effectively defend you against felony DUI charges, and help you avoid these penalties. Even when a blood alcohol (BAC) test shows you were over the legal limit at the time of your arrest, there may still be strong defenses to the charges you face.
Seek Advice & Representation from an Aggressive Felony DUI Attorney in Colorado
If you or a loved one has been charged with felony DUI in Colorado, you need an experienced, aggressive DUI defense on your side. For more than two decades, Charles L. Fife & Associates has been fighting for the rights of people accused of DUI. You can trust us to effectively handle your defense. Contact our offices in Denver today for a free initial consultation. We work on a flat, upfront fee, and accept all major credit cards.
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