Colorado's tough drunk driving laws have become even tougher. The addition of a felony DUI law changes the legal landscape for Denver residents arrested for drinking and driving. What was once a misdemeanor charge can now be a Class 4 felony that can result in years in prison.
The new law says a fourth conviction for DUI or DWAI can mean up to six years behind bars and a fine of up to $500,000. When the state takes years out of your life, it can change everything. Prison time can result in:
- Ruined family and personal relationships
- The end of not only a job, but your career
- Financial devastation
At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., we understand that your fight to keep your family, your job and your freedom is going to be one of the biggest battles of your life. Our skilled attorneys have spent years fighting to protect people from the law's harshest penalties.
We conduct detailed investigations of your arrest so we can challenge results of roadside sobriety tests, as well as the chemical tests involving breath and blood samples. We pore over Denver police records for evidence of improper officer conduct or impermissible arrest procedures that can result in your charges being reduced or dropped.
We also understand that in some situations it is in our clients' best interests to enter negotiations with prosecutors for a favorable plea agreement; one protecting you from severe sanctions.
When a felony DUI case goes to trial, our meticulously prepared lawyers deploy a wide array of effective courtroom strategies that can challenge every aspect of the prosecution's case.
Persuading the Judge
The felony DUI law has a component to it that makes your choice of attorney crucial. If a person is convicted of felony DUI, the law gives judges discretion to decide whether or not you go to prison. Because incarceration is not mandatory, our attorneys will submit compelling evidence and make passionate arguments that alcohol treatment is the proper sentence for you rather than years in a Colorado state prison.
Put Our Experience and Knowledge to Work for You
Few people are willing to give up six years of their lives without a fight. Few law firms are poised and ready to wage that fight for you. Contact Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C. for a free initial consultation with an attorney devoted to DUI defense.
Our legal skills are just a phone call away. Email us or call us at 303-578-4036.