Denver DUI Defense Lawyer

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If you are looking for legal representation for a DUI case in Colorado, you have come to the right place. Firm President Jay Tiftickjian has consistently been named Colorado’s Best DUI Lawyer, and Tiftickjian Law Firm’s long-time reputation has earned its name in Best Law Firms/Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other legitimate, peer reviewed top-attorney lists. If you want the best-case result with the best representation and reputation along the way, consider Tiftickjian Law Firm.

For two decades, Mr. Tiftickjian has been representing clients in metro-Denver and throughout the communities of Colorado. His knowledge of DUI law is well-known, and his legal treatise, Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, is a staple for anyone practicing criminal defense in Colorado. Mr. Tiftickjian has chaired seminars in advanced DUI and ethics for the Colorado Bar Association and is the current President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. He is also a former Deputy District Attorney and has a long-standing reputation in Colorado’s courts as the “go-to” DUI attorney.

If you are seeking respected representation so that when you go to court, the prosecution and judges know that you are taking your case seriously and won’t settle for anything but the best outcome, we are the law firm for you. Tiftickjian Law Firm has represented lawyers, doctors, police officers, teachers, professional athletes, and persons of all types of backgrounds and with all types of exceptional circumstances, and we look forward to helping you with your legal problems.

Our Awards & Credentials

Lawyer of the Year: Best Lawyers 2023

Colorado Super Lawyers Cover Story, 2022

Best Lawyers / Best Law Firms – Tier 1 Law Firm U.S. News and World Report: DUI Defense

Best DUI Lawyer (Barrister’s Best), 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018: Law Week Colorado

Colorado Super Lawyers, 2015-2024 (Super Lawyers), 2010-2014 (Rising Stars)

People’s Choice: Best DUI Lawyer, 2013-2017, 2019-2023: Law Week Colorado

President, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (2018-2019)

Past President, Colorado Criminal Defense Institute (2017-2018)

‘Compleat Lawyer’ Award, 2012: Law Week Colorado

Nationally Published Author in over fifteen books related to DUI/DWI and criminal law

Expert Legal Commentary, The New York Times, Associated Press, Colorado Public Radio, The Denver Post, 850KOA, 9News Colorado, USA Today, 7NEWS Denver, CBS Denver, Westword, Colorado Law Week, News Radio 710KNUS, Boulder Community Radio KGNU, and many other local and national sources.

Preeminent AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Former Colorado Deputy District Attorney

Faculty, National College for DUI Defense

Sustaining Member, National College for DUI Defense

Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Former Colorado State Delegate, National College for DUI Defense

Life Member, Adams County Chapter Head, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

A+ Rating, Better Business Bureau

No History of Professional Misconduct


What to Know if You’ve Been Charged with a DUI

If you have been charged with DUI, there are some things you must do immediately. The following is a condensed checklist of priorities that may be involved in your case.

First, you may have as little as seven (7) calendar days to challenge your driver’s license revocation or risk losing your driving privilege in Colorado, and across the country, for at least nine months. Requesting your DMV hearing involves making sure you have the right documents and properly answering questions when requesting your hearing to best set up your case for the future. Note that the driver’s license revocation proceedings are separate and apart from your criminal charges in court and require immediate action on your behalf to challenge a driver’s license loss and keep your immediate driving privileges intact.

Also, you may need to get into court before your first scheduled court hearing if you have pending issues, such as out-of-state travel. An attorney can advise how to address these issues immediately with the court while the charges are pending.

Finally, there are many other reasons to act immediately, such as preservation of evidence, producing a mitigation plan, and strategizing for the best possible outcome. While a DUI case takes anywhere from 3-6 months to resolve in court, and potentially longer if a trial is involved, what you do in the first week after arrest can have a direct impact on the result.