Driving While Ability Impaired Charges
In the state of Colorado, driving while drinking or immediately following a few drinks is seen as a serious criminal offense. There is very little leeway, and if you are caught, you can be sure that law enforcement and prosecution will do everything in their power to ensure that you are handed the strict punishment possible -- you will not be given wiggle room within the law. While most people only take into consideration the strict laws of DUI, the truth is that in Colorado it is simply more complicated than that. If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration level below the legal limit of 0.08, but above 0.05, you will run the risk of being charged with what is known as Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI).
This crime does not carry with it as strict of penalties as that of a DUI, however, it is much easier for prosecutors to nail you with it. All the prosecutor will have to do is prove that you had enough alcohol in your system that your ability was impaired. This is a very gray area and can prove to be extremely murky. You should not, however, have to suffer the consequences if you are hit with a charge such as this if your ability was not impaired whatsoever. To ensure that you are given the necessary level of hard-hitting and creative assistance, do not hesitate to secure the legal assistance of a skilled Arapahoe County DWAI lawyer.
Have You Been Charged with a DWAI?
Attorney Christopher H. Cessna has seen cases like this and understands how easily your rights can become violated by overzealous law enforcement and prosecutors. With years of experience and a steady devotion to the success of his clients, you can trust that he will do everything in his power to ensure that you are given the edge you need in combating your charges.