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Mistrial in Denver Bronco’s DUI / DWAI Trial: DUI, C.R.S. 42-4-1301

On Behalf of | May 24, 2012 | DUI / DWAI |

Denver Driving Under the Influence Attorney – DUI Trial

A Denver County Judge declared a mistrial in D.J. William’s Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol “DUI” (C.R.S. 42-4-1301) case due to an error with the selection of the jury. Defense counsel was granted the mistrial after the judge allowed him only two out of three juror challenges in the DUI / DWAI trial. A new trial has been set for the month of August.

Adams County DUI / DWAI Lawyer – Consequences

In Jefferson, Arapahoe, and Adams County Colorado, the consequences for alcohol related driving offenses become more serious based on a person’s prior DUI or Driving While Ability Impaired “DWAI” history. An additional factor in DUI / DWAI sentencing is a person’s blood alcohol content (B.A.C.). For example, a person who is convicted of three alcohol related driving offenses must serve 60 consecutive days in jail, which is the mandatory minimum the court must impose.

Douglas County DWAI Lawyer – Multiple Offenses

In this case, Williams has a prior DWAI conviction out of Douglas County, which would make this his second alcohol related driving offense. Therefore, if he is found guilty, he would be facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 days and up to 1 year in jail as well as up to 120 hours of public service and at least 2 years probation. Additionally, Williams may be subject to sanctions by the NFL, including a suspension from playing with the Broncos.

DUI / DWAI – Colorado DMV

DUI / DWAI sentencing is incredibly complex in Denver, Douglas, and Weld County. Not only do a lot of different factors play into sentencing, the unforeseen consequences with the Department of Motor Vehicles, or the revocation hearing at DMV, can revoke a person’s license to drive for years, making it nearly impossible to go about the business of daily life. Consequences imposed by the DMV are independent of the outcome of the criminal case, and sometimes people get so focused on fighting the criminal charges against them that they forget all about this important piece of the DUI puzzle.

At the O’Malley Law Office, our attorneys have years of experience handling both the criminal consequences and the DMV consequences of DUI or DWAI charges. There are many ways we can advocate to protect your criminal record and your driver’s license. Since 2010, DUI sentencing has become harsher and more complex. You should not face these charges alone. If you have been pulled over by Aurora, Denver, Centennial, or Westminster police on suspicion of a DUI, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.