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DUI Suspect Tests 0.123 BAC on Blood Tests, Still Acquitted of All Charges


If there is anything our Denver DUI attorneys of Fife Luneau, P.C. know for certain, it is that no case is unwinnable. No matter what the prosecution is bringing to the courtroom, there is always room to challenge it. We recently had a chance to prove our beliefs in action through the success of our case, People v. R.M.

Our client was pulled over in Denver County and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), for which they were charged. An additional driving while ability impaired (DWAI) charge was also added to his record.

According to the responding police officers and later the prosecution, our client allegedly ran a red light, which caught the officer’s attention. They were described as exhibiting slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, balance problems, and a strong smell of alcohol on their breath when confronted. Our client submitted to three field sobriety tests, which they allegedly failed, resulting in the arrest. Back at the station, our client also agreed to a blood test, which recorded their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at 0.123. The legal limit in Colorado is 0.08 for a DUI, or a 0.05 for a DWAI.

Despite all of this apparently powerful evidence placed in the hands of the prosecution, our DUI defense attorneys knew there was a strong chance of case success. It all depended on our own abilities to challenge the evidence and get to the truth. Oftentimes, BAC evidence is highly questionable because the process is subject to contamination due to mistakes carried out by test administrators. We are more than proud to be able to say we ended this case with an acquittal of the DUI and DWAI charges, protecting our client’s freedom when it looked like it was set to be taken away.

For more information about Fife Luneau, P.C. and how we approach DUI defense casework, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Denver DUI firm today. We make ourselves available 24/7 for client calls at (720) 408-7130 because we know you never know when you will get pulled over. Contact us now to begin your case!

(Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Each case is different. Many of our cases have also been won on pretrial motions to suppress and/or dismiss as well as through successful negotiations with prosecutors. Our complete list of jury trial and pretrial victories is too voluminous to list.)