Many people know that the “legal limit” for blood-alcohol content (BAC) in Colorado is 0.08%. What many people don’t understand is the science behind why this is, how it’s measured, and whether that number is appropriate. Many people also don’t realize that you can be charged with, and convicted of, DUI even if you have a lower BAC. The law was designed around the idea that the average person, if their blood contains 0.08% alcohol, will be impaired to the point where it is unsafe for them to drive. When you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI, and you test .08 or higher, you will probably be charged with DUI. This means that they can assume that you are drunk based on your BAC. However, even without this test, you may be charged with and convicted of DUI if other evidence suggests that you were drunk.
There are some flaws in the investigation of DUI. In some cases, DUI investigations are begun without what is known as reasonable suspicion. This means that the officer has some actual reason, and not just a hunch, to suspect that you are drunk. While there are a number of ways to establish reasonable suspicion, sometimes officers conduct investigations without it, which is generally a violation of your rights. Additionally, there may be concerns with the accuracy and validity of your BAC test results. The fact is, if you have been charged with DUI, you need to speak with an attorney immediately. DUI is a big deal; don’t let it ruin your life.
Contact the dedicated Denver DUI attorneys at the Steven Louth Law Offices today to discuss your options if you have been charged with DUI or DWAI. Steven and Zachary Louth have helped countless Coloradans to get the best possible outcome to a terrible situation. They understand how DUI investigations are conducted, what problems to look for, and how to expose the flaws in your investigation. Whether you have made a terrible mistake, or have been accused of a crime that you did not commit, don’t put your future in jeopardy. Steven Louth, as a former prosecutor, understands how investigators and prosecutors assemble cases, and he can design the strongest possible defense for you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Steven Louth Law Offices today at (303)442-2297.