Aspen, Colorado is renowned for its scenic beauty, world class skiing, and frequent celebrity guests. Perhaps you are on vacation or a local resident needing legal representation for a DUI charge. Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. offers superior legal defense for Aspen and Pitkin County residents and visitors. If you are facing a Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI), Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID), we are your best option.
Pitkin County DUI Charges
If you are arrested for DUI in Aspen, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek, Redstone, or Norrie, you have an upcoming court hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse. The courthouse is located at 506 E. Main Street in Aspen, CO 81611. Your first appearance is to advise you of what the pending charges are and the potential penalties if convicted. In addition, the judge will review your driving history to determine whether there are any prior DUI or DWAI convictions,. If there are, you will be ordered to comply with monitored sobriety while the case is pending.
With an attorney, the judge will likely excuse your appearance for the first hearing. In this scenario, the judge will order the case be continued for a future hearing called a pretrial conference. This allows your attorney to receive the evidence and have meaningful discussions with the DA’s office before you appear in court. We may also be able to coordinate a virtual appearance so you do not have to travel back to Aspen for court.
Colorado DUI laws are contained in Colorado Revised Statutes, starting at 42-4-1301. There are serious criminal consequences as well as long-term driving consequences for a DUI charge. If the officer claims you refused to take a test, or were over the legal limit, you have to request a hearing with the Colorado Department of Revenue within 7-days. If you reside outside Colorado, you also have unique issues surrounding your drivers’ license and ability to operate a vehicle in your state. A DUI or DWAI conviction also requires mandatory jail time for repeat offenders or individuals with blood of breath results of at least .20, and in some cases first offenses involving accidents. It is crucial to immediately consult counsel who understands the intricacies specific to criminal and administrative law.
Tiftickjian Law Firm provides excellent DUI defense in Colorado. Whether you were arrested and charged in Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, Carbondale, Redstone in Pitkin County, Garfield County, or Eagle County, Jay Tiftickjian has a stellar reputation in the Roaring Fork Valley. This is evidenced by the firm’s Tier 1 Best Lawyers and Law Firms ranking, and Attorney Tiftickjian’s AV preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and listing in Colorado Super Lawyers over the past decade for DUI and criminal defense. Attorney Tiftickjian frequently presents to lawyers and judges on DUI and drug laws, and is the state’s “go-to” authority in this area of criminal defense.