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Understand Your Right to Legal Advice During a DUI Investigation

Many people fear being pulled over by the cops, especially if they’ve had a drink or two before driving. The outcome of such an encounter could mean the loss of your driver’s license, or it could even mean costly fines and jail time. Many people also don’t understand the rights they have concerning legal representation. When exactly is it okay to call a lawyer?

Most DUI cases begin when you are pulled over. An officer will ask you a few questions to try and determine whether or not you’re inebriated, and he or she might ask you to take a roadside sobriety test or take a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. A field sobriety test is voluntary, and you do not have to submit to it. However, a chemical test is mandatory under Colorado law. You can also choose whether to take a blood, urine, or breath test.

You do not have the opportunity or the right to speak to an attorney until you have submitted to or refused to take a blood, breath, or urine test to determine BAC. Once this process has occurred, call an attorney as soon as possible and invoke your right to remain silent until your legal representative is present.

If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, contact a skilled Denver criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. As the founder of the Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C., I can offer you personalized legal representation in your case. Unlike other attorneys, I make the extra effort to keep my clients informed of their case at all times. I also make myself available for evening and weekend appointments if you have a job that conflicts with my regular business hours. Let me take a look at your situation and offer you experienced legal advice on your best course of action.

Contact me at (303) 622-3281 or fill out the online form to schedule your FREE case consultation today.