For many people who are pulled over for drunk driving in Denver, there are often certain thoughts and feelings that naturally follow. Embarrassment is one. “I can’t believe this happened to me. I hope my neighbors and family don’t find out.”
A feeling of wanting to do the right thing: “The police must have had good reason to come to their conclusions about me that night. I should simply plead guilty.” And there are also often feelings of wanting to bring the whole episode to a rapid close, even if that means unnecessarily pleading guilty, paying large fines and fees, and facing harsh punishment from the court and the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Division of Motor Vehicles.
At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., we sit down with you and discuss the charges you face, explaining exactly what the law says and means. We also discuss the possible penalties you face – including jail time, installation of an ignition interlock device, license revocation, fines, etc. – and the potential impact each could have on your life.
We also listen carefully as you describe the circumstances of the arrest, including any drinking involved beforehand, what the officer said and did, what you said and did, what tests you took or declined to take, and so on.
Our legal team can then analyze the data and inform you of your options and the possible legal consequences each will have, as well as the potential impact each will have on your lifestyle. That process enables you to make informed decisions on how best to proceed.
We are also able to do detailed investigations of arrests, testing equipment used, witnesses, and so on.
In some cases, we help clients get charges dismissed or reduced. In other situations, we negotiate with the prosecutor, getting favorable agreements for our clients.
If the prosecutor doesn’t make an acceptable offer, we can then help you prepare for trial and provide you vigorous defense of your rights and interests in court.
Please see our DUI and DWAI page for more information on our Denver law firm.