DUI Best Tests in Colorado
Let Our Denver DUI Defense Lawyer Protect Your Rights & Future
Whether you failed your chemical breath test or refused to take one after being arrested for a DUI, you face serious penalties if convicted. In addition to possibly serving time in jail, paying fines and losing your driving privileges for a long period of time, having a DUI conviction on your criminal record can damage your professional and personal reputation.
Fortunately, our Denver criminal defense attorneys at Fife Luneau, P.C. can help you avoid conviction or get your charges substantially reduced. We can evaluate your case, determine your legal options, and find any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.
DUI Breath Test vs. Preliminary Breath Test
As a licensed driver in Colorado, you automatically provide consent to a chemical test if you are lawfully arrested for driving under the influence. This is known as the state’s “express consent” law.
That means if you refuse a post-arrest breath test, you will lose your driver’s license for one year. If you refuse a second time, you lose your license for two years. For your third or any subsequent refusal, it results in a three-year license suspension.
On the other hand, when a person is pulled over for a traffic violation or suspected of DUI, a police officer may ask him/her to take a roadside preliminary breath test (PBT). If you at least 21 years of age, you may decline this type of breath test without facing legal consequences. Similar to all field sobriety tests, it’s a tool that helps law enforcement establish probable cause for arrest.
Ready to Challenge the Results of the Breath Test Today!
There is a wide range of legal defenses that can challenge the results of the chemical test. In many cases, law enforcement failed to properly administer the test, leading to discrepancies in the results. Additionally, it is possible that the testing device wasn’t adequately calibrated. No matter how hopeless you feel about the prospect of getting convicted of DUI, you can count on our Denver criminal defense attorneys to fight for you.
We are available 24/7 to fulfill your legal needs. Contact us today!