Being charged with a DUI is an incredibly scary experience.
Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Jayme Moss has been aggressively defending DUI and DWAI charges for over a decade. Jayme Moss here to assist with all aspects of your DUI or DWAI charge including but not limited to:
- Keeping your driver’s license
- Limiting your probation
- Preventing or reducing a jail sentence
- Removing monitored sobriety
- Negotiating a non-alcohol conviction
- Handling University disciplinary proceedings, if you are a CU Student
Importantly, not all DUI or DWAI cases are the same and a criminal conviction is not per se unavoidable. Jayme Moss carefully looks at the facts specific to each case and prepares the best possible defense for each individual client.
Here are some general facts to consider if you are charged with a DUI or DWAI:
- If you are charged with a DUI (your blood alcohol was over 0.08) you must request an express consent hearing with the DMV. If you take a breath test, you only have 7 days from the date you are arrested to request this hearing. If you take a blood test, you only have 7 days from the date you receive your blood results in the mail to request this hearing. Failure to request this hearing will result in the automatic loss of your driving privileges.
- If you lose your express consent hearing with the DMV, you will lose your license for 30 days. After 30 days you can drive again so long as you install an interlock (breathalyzer) in your car. If your BAC (blood alcohol level) is below a .17, then you must have the interlock in your car for a period of 9 months. There is the possibility of early release after 4 months if you have no positive reporting with the interlock. If your BAC is above a .17, then you are required to have the interlock in your car for a period of 2 years.
- If this is your first ever alcohol / driving offense (including any and all states you have lived in previously) then the likelihood of you going to jail is extremely slim. If this is your second offense within 5 years then you are required to serve at least 10 days in jail (with a possibility of work release). If this is your second offense outside of 5 years, again there is a mandatory sentence of at least 10 days in jail. However, you have the possibility of “jail alternatives” such as in home detention. For any 3rd and subsequent offenses; you must serve at least 60 days in jail (with a possibility for work release).
- Any DUI or DWAI conviction will result in a period of probation which will include alcohol classes, alcohol therapy, community service hours, and fines and costs.
Being charged with a DUI or DWAI is a very big deal and can have serious consequences on your personal life, your professional life, your financial stability, and your future. Do not face these charges alone. Contact the attorney Jayme Moss now to discuss your specific case and options.