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In all cases you have legal rights. In DUI cases, you have fewer rights than just about any other alleged crime in the United States. This is what Lawrence Taylor, one of the leading DUI defense attorneys in the country, calls "The DUI Exception." DUI is one of the few criminal offenses where you do not have the right to speak to a Denver DUI attorney before incriminating yourself.

Upon arrest, the police officer will advise you that you have "expressly consented" to submitting to a chemical test of your breath or blood by driving on the public roadways of Colorado. Which test are you willing to take, breath or blood? If you choose to refuse a chemical test, your license will be revoked for a minimum of one year.

Keep in mind you do not have the right to consult or speak with a Denver DUI attorney before choosing a test. Upon submitting to a test, you have now provided incriminating evidence against yourself. So not only do you not have a right to speak with an attorney before choosing a test, but upon taking a test you have now provided incriminating evidence that will be used against you. Because of the "DUI Exception" to the Constitution defending DUI cases are difficult and require the skill and knowledge of a competent Denver DUI lawyer.

What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights if You Are Pulled Over for DUI in Colorado

Remember the following:

  • You do not have to help the officers make a case against you.
  • Anything you say (admission of drinking) or do (roadside maneuvers) can and will be used against you.
  • Field Sobriety Tests are completely voluntary. You do not have to do these!
  • You have the choice of breath, blood or refusal.
  • You do not have the right to speak with an attorney before choosing.
  • Refusing a chemical test carries a mandatory minimum one year revocation of your driving privileges.
  • Blood tests can be re-tested. Breath tests cannot.
  • Roadside, portable or preliminary breath tests (PBTs) are voluntary. They cannot be used to prove guilt or innocence in court, but can be used as evidence to support an arrest.
CO DWAI = 0.050 BAC CO DUI = 0.080 BAC CO UDD = 0.020 BAC

In all breath test or refusal cases you only have seven (7) calendar days to respond in order to protect your driving privileges and avoid an automatic revocation of your driver's license.

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