Englewood Criminal Defense Attorney
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Discovering that you have criminal charges against you is a monumental moment in your life. Whatever plans you may have made regarding your future suddenly come to an abrupt halt. Many questions and emotions run rampant; you may be wondering just how likely is it that you will be convicted, and how likely is it that you will need to serve time? Whether you face a misdemeanor or felony crime, you may have to pay for the crime in several ways. For example, if you are charged with a DUI in Englewood, you may have to pay steep fines, attend DUI classes or alcohol counseling, and conduct community service in addition to incarceration if you are convicted.
Violent crimes in Englewood are also prosecuted harshly. If you face charges for assault, domestic violence, and homicide, aggravated robbery, or sexual assault charges, you could stand to face serious time if you are convicted. Serious federal crimes like drug trafficking can lead to a lifetime of incarceration and crippling fines if you lack strong representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney in Englewood. Throughout the entire complex legal process, it is crucial to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side whom you can trust to protect your interests and uphold your rights.
DUI is a common offense in Englewood, for which the state imposes harsh penalties. Although DUI is usually a misdemeanor crime, there is virtually no chance of having this removed from your criminal record. If you test at or above a 0.08 blood or breath alcohol concentration following a DUI breath or blood test, you could carry the scar of a DUI charge for life.
In Englewood, Colorado, there is also the chance of being hit with a DWAI, or “driving while ability impaired” charge for cases in which a DUI suspect tested below the legal limit of 0.08 but still appeared intoxicated or was believed to have his ability impaired to the slightest degree by drugs or alcohol, or a combination of the two, by the arresting officer.
Typically, a DWAI is reserved for a DUI suspect who tests at 0.05 to just under the 0.08 limit. Both DUI and DWAI can result in harsh administrative and criminal penalties. DWAI is a misdemeanor offense for which you could face some time in jail and pay some fines, in addition to possibly having your license suspended. Don’t face a DUI or DWAI alone; attorney Miller Leonard can fight your DUI to help you achieve the best outcome for your case.
There are many advantages of having a thorough and determined defense attorney to fight your charges. At Golden Criminal Defense, attorney Miller Leonard, P.C. holds a strong reputation as a former State Prosecuting Attorney, a State Public Defender, and a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He has practiced criminal law for over 17 years in Golden Colorado and looks forward to discussing your case. Call (720) 613-8783 for a free legal consultation, or schedule an appointment online.