The Vail Valley, which includes Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts, is saturated with Eagle County police officers investigating and arresting individuals for driving under the influence. DUI and DWAI charges are serious matters in Colorado, our DUI laws are complex, and even if you are from out of state, your driving privileges are at risk. If you have been charged with an alcohol-related driving offense in Vail or elsewhere in Eagle County, Colorado, it is crucial to hire an experienced Colorado DUI defense attorney who understands the seriousness of the charges and has a history of getting advantageous results for clients charged with DUI. When you make your first appearance at the Eagle County Courthouse (located at 885 Chambers Avenue), consider hiring former Colorado Deputy District Attorney and successful DUI defense lawyer Jay Tiftickjian to be at your side.
Mr. Tiftickjian has built a respected reputation in the field of DUI defense. Already known as an aggressive and talented attorney when he established Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C., he was recently named a “Rising Star” in Colorado Super Lawyers, an honor that recognizes outstanding criminal defense attorneys as voted on by their peers. Mr. Tiftickjian has handled more than a thousand DUI, DWAI and other alcohol-related cases across Colorado and will handle cases throughout Eagle County, including Vail, Avon, Basalt, Eagle, Edwards, Gypsum and Minturn.
Our Vail DUI Lawyer Has Years of Experience
After working for years as a prosecutor, Mr. Tiftickjian dedicated his defense practice to helping people with DUI- and DWAI-related issues. He repeatedly seeks out specialized education and training as a member of the select National College for DUI Defense. His legal skills have resulted in acquittals on numerous major traffic offenses, including Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Ability Impaired, Careless Driving Resulting in Death, Reckless Driving, Engaging in a Speed Contest and Speeding.
In Colorado, a DUI charge gives rise to two different cases, one involving the county court and the other the Department of Revenue’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Our firm’s legal team will defend you in the DUI case in the Eagle County Court, as well as the action taken against your driver’s license by the DMV. Within seven days of being served with an Express Consent Affidavit and Notice of Revocation (which most drivers receive upon their release from jail or detox), you must request a DMV hearing or your driver’s license will be revoked without providing you with an opportunity to challenge the action.
It is of particular importance for non-Colorado residents to understand that even if they were just visiting Colorado when charged with DUI that their home-state driver’s license might still be at risk due to the Interstate Driving Compact. If you are from out of state, you should consult with a Colorado DUI attorney as soon as possible. Do not make the mistake of assuming that you do not need an attorney to challenge your case in Eagle County.