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What To Do (And Not To Do) In the Days Following A DUI/DWAI Arrest

Lots of people get DUIs/DWAIs, and you don’t need to be an experienced criminal defense attorney to know that’s the reality. More than 26,000 people in Colorado are arrested for DUI each year. So when I say “lots,” I mean lots. It happens, and it has happened to a fair share of people that I know and deeply respect.

People can move on from mistakes they’ve made in the past, and the same is true of most DUIs. But making additional mistakes in the days following an arrest can make getting beyond it that much more difficult. Over my many years practicing criminal law across the Front Range, I’ve really seen it all. But here are some of the more common, frequently made mistakes that have held my clients back from putting a DUI/DWAI arrest behind them.
Call an Attorney on the way to the DMV One of the biggest mistakes I see clients make is waiting to contact me until a few weeks after they’ve been arrested and charged with a DUI/DWAI. At this point, my informing them that they only had s…

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