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Colorado DUI Lawyer

Elite Criminal Defense Attorneys in Colorado Helping to Protect Your Rights

At Fife Luneau, P.C., our role is to guide you through every aspect of your Colorado DUI case, no matter how challenging it may be. It is important to realize the weight of the penalties you are facing, including jail time, license suspension, fines, and a permanent impact on your job and reputation. When you work with our firm, we will fight aggressively on your behalf, making sure your rights are protected.

Contact the professionals at Fife Luneau, P.C. today to schedule a consultation with a skilled Denver drunk driving lawyer.

At Fife Luneau, we handle all types of DUI matters in Colorado, including:

We are proud to say that we are one of the most successful DUI firms in Denver. There are few things more frightening than being arrested for a DUI charge; should you choose to work with Fife Luneau, P.C., you can trust that we will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome on your behalf.

We are available 24/7. Contact our firm today at (720) 408-7130.

What Happens If I'm Charged with DUI in Colorado?

If you are reading this, you have likely already been arrested and given a citation for driving under the influence. However, don’t skip this section just yet. The manner in which police arrested and charged you could be critical in your case, especially if law enforcement violated proper protocol.

If you are arrested for DUI in Denver & Colorado, you will be forced to choose between:

  • Taking a blood test
  • Taking a breath test
  • Refusing to take either test

If you refuse to take a test, you will automatically be charged with DUI and your license will be revoked. However, if you do submit to chemical testing and your test results show that your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit, you will still be charged with DUI and left without a license. Read about recent successes regarding DUI breath tests.

Express Consent Hearing

As previously stated, refusal to submit to chemical testing will result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license. However, there is a way to contest this suspension: an express consent hearing. These hearings are conducted at your local DMV and must be requested within 7 days of your arrest.

 

Hearings typically occur within 60 days of your request. Once approved for a hearing, the DMV will send you a notice of your hearing. If you have an experienced DUI lawyer in Denver on your side, they may be able to go to this hearing on your behalf and help you regain use of your driver’s license.

Arraignment Hearing

After being charged with DUI in Denver, you will receive a summons or citation telling you when and where you are expected to appear in court. At this hearing, you will be officially arraigned of the charges you are facing and made aware of the punishments you may receive if convicted. Do not skip this hearing. 

If you do (or you fail to appear for any other reason), the court will issue an arrest warrant and your license will be suspended until related court fees have been paid and your arrest warrant has been cleared. You must receive official approval in order for your arraignment date to be vacated.

Pre-Trial Negotiations

Once you have been arraigned, your legal representative will meet with the prosecution (usually the district attorney) to go over your case. This usually happens several times, and additional negotiations may need to take place as new information comes to light regarding your case. It is during these conferences that your defense attorney will work to come up with a plea deal, if applicable.

Motions Hearings, Trial by Jury & Sentencing

Once the district attorney has filed motions against you, litigation begins and both sides present their arguments before a judge. It is at this phase that your DUI attorney may seek to suppress evidence, such as test results or arrest records. If an agreement cannot be reached, your case may move to trial.

This phase may involve witnesses, cross-examination, and extensive argumentation in court, depending on the severity of your case. After hearing your case and taking into account the views of the jury, the judge will decide whether your conviction is merited and how your sentence will be carried out.

We Are Passionate About Defending Your Rights

In some cases, law enforcement will rush to arrest individuals for driving under the influence without following the proper protocol. As a result, people accused of DUI are subjected to punishments they do not deserve due to failures in the criminal justice system or unfair practices by law enforcement.

However, at Fife Luneau, P.C., we believe that all people are innocent until proven guilty – not the other way around. Without someone to stand between you and the courts, you are likely to punished more harshly than necessary, even if you aren’t guilty of the crime in question. However, with our firm on your side, you may be able to get your penalties reduced or have your case dismissed completely.

Remember that time is of the essence. If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Colorado, contact the team at Fife Luneau, P.C. for a FREE consultation with a Colorado drunk driving attorney: (720) 408-7130.

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At Fife Luneau, P.C., your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "An attorney that knows how to win and will not give up. Couldn’t be happier!"
    If you have a problem and need an attorney that knows how to win and will not give up, this is your man. When everything looked to be going for the prosecution, multiple extensions past speedy trial, new witnesses etc., Charlie dug in his heels and won the case! Couldn’t be happier!
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    After 11 years of addiction and a life long drug related life style I am now 19 months clean and can thank Charlie and everything he has done for that. He fought so hard to get me the treatment I needed on my felony distribution case and a very serious indictment. I would NOT be sitting here typing this if it wasn't for this man! You are a hero and the most amazing counsel I could have ever hired for my cases! THANK YOU FOR MY FREEDOM AND SOBRIETY!
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    Danny Luneau is an exceptional lawyer with a superior grasp of DUI law. He has great communication skills, and he always kept in contact with me in a timely manner throughout my case. This was very important, as the experience had many stressful moments. My case had a motions hearing and eventually went in front of a jury. I was able to observe and evaluate Danny's preparation, knowledge and skill as a litigator. He did an absolutely fantastic job in every aspect of my case. Please call him!
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    Mr. Charlie Fife is not only an Attorney at Law, but an astute anthropologist. He studies and understands human behavior. Mistake(s) are what human beings make and then they need guidance, counsel, and most of all, understanding. Mr. Fife never once made me feel ashamed, uncomfortable or even embarrassed. He is very well-read and worldly which makes him unusually gifted--and very highly skilled, when it comes to working with clients from all cultures, walks of life, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Mr. Fife is eloquent and defends his clients with exquisite insight and savoir-faire. I never expected to have my dignity preserved so beautifully. Wow. I was honored. I cannot recomend Charlie Fife highly enough. He is conscientious and understatedly comforting. His respect for me, his client, is something I am incredibly grateful for.
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Recent Case Victories

Fife Luneau, P.C. is one of the most respected law firms when it comes to DUI and criminal defense cases. We have a remarkable track record up and down the Front Range, successfully handling some of the most complex cases.

  • DUI Acquittal
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  • Careless Driving
  • Attempted Murder, Assault, Menacing with a Deadly Weapon, Distribution of Marijuana
  • Assault in the Third Degree (Domestic Violence)