DUI/DWAI: What's the Difference to Me?

DWAI and DUI charges are very serious crimes in Colorado that should not be taken lightly. If you are facing these charges, it is important to have an experienced attorney in your corner who knows how to properly protect your rights.

At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., our DWAI/DUI lawyers provide a tenacious defense against all drunk driving charges. Contact our law firm today to discover what we can do for you.

Solid Drunk Driving Defense Throughout the Denver Area

Whether you were charged with DUI or DWAI, our experienced and aggressive lawyers will help you to minimize or even eliminate the consequences you face. We have an extensive understanding of the laws in these areas and can explain all of your options to you. The definitions of these crimes are:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI): Driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other drugs, or a combination of the two, that affects an individual to a degree so that he or she is substantially incapable to exercise clear judgment, sufficient control or due care in the safe operation of the vehicle.
  • Driving while ability impaired (DWAI): Driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other drugs, or a combination of the two, that affects an individual to the slightest degree so that he or she is less able than he or she ordinarily would have been to exercise clear judgment, sufficient control or due care in the safe operation of the vehicle.

Normally people will be charged with DWAI if they blow above a .05 percent and charged with DUI if they blow above a .08 percent on the Breathalyzer. We can explain your options and rights under each of these charges and work to protect you at all costs.

Fighting the Penalties of Your DUI and DWAI Charges, Colorado

While DWAI charges usually result in less punishment than DUI charges, both of these crimes can result in similar penalties, including:

  • Monetary fines
  • Jail
  • Community service
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Points added to your license

There are many defenses we can build to your DUI/DWAI charges. You can rely on us to thoroughly investigate your case, examine all procedures used by the officers involved and question all witnesses.

Contact a Colorado Criminal Law Defense Lawyer

Contact Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., for tenacious Denver DWI attorneys who are ready and able to provide the representation you need in the courtroom. You may call our office 24 hours a day, seven days a week to schedule a free consultation at 303-578-4036. Jail visits are available.