Driving While Ability Impaired
An arrest for Driving While Ability Impaired in Douglas County alleges that you drove a motor vehicle while impaired to the slightest degree by alcohol or drugs. DWAI is a misdemeanor in Colorado, which means you face up to six months in jail for a first offense and up to one year if you have a prior DUI or DWAI conviction. In addition, if you are convicted of a second or greater DWAI in Douglas County Court, you face mandatory jail time.
An experienced Douglas County DUI lawyer from our law firm can fight for you. Our combined team of DUI attorneys has litigated hundreds of DUI and DWAI charges in Douglas County Court. If you have to appear in the Douglas County Justice Center, located at 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock CO 80109, contact us now at (303) DUI-5280 (303-384-5280). Someone is always standing by to assist you to get you to the attorney that can best help.
What does Driving While Ability Impaired mean in Colorado? For a jury to convict you of DWAI, it must determine that you were less able that you ordinarily would have been to safely operate an automobile. Colorado DUI law uses the phrase “slightest degree” in defining what it means to be impaired by alcohol. Defending a DWAI charge in Douglas County requires the skill of a legally and scientifically trained defense team like our defense team. We believe in challenging the state’s evidence and procedures, which is why we invest in special training for our attorneys through such respected organizations as the National College for DUI Defense, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The American Chemical Society. Our firm’s principal attorney, Jay Tiftickjian, is a former Colorado deputy district attorney, a published author on DUI defense, and a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc.
Colorado DUI law allows a jury to infer that a BAC of .05 to .079 means a person’s ability to drive was impaired by alcohol. It is a misconception, however, that a BAC above .05 automatically means a person is guilty. If you have been charged with DWAI in Douglas County, your decision and investment in the best Douglas County DUI attorney for your case could be what determines whether you are found guilty or not guilty of Driving While Ability Impaired.