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Driving under the influence in Colorado is typically a misdemeanor offense. This means that the maximum jail sentence is one year and that someone convicted of this crime won’t lose their right to vote. However, this crime doesn’t have to be charged as a misdemeanor. Under specific circumstances, a defendant can be charged with an aggravated DUI. This is a felony charge and comes with much more severe penalties if the defendant is convicted. If you are facing an aggravated DUI charge, you need an experienced Denver felony DUI lawyer from the Law Office of Kevin Cahill to protect your rights.

Why Choose Us?

A Denver Felony DUI Lawyer You Can Trust

Kevin Cahill has almost 20 years of experience as a felony DUI lawyer in Denver. He knows that the deck is stacked against defendants who have been charged with a DUI. Instead of being intimidated by this, Kevin Cahill just fights harder for his clients. He has successfully gotten charges dismissed or reduced for hundreds of DUI clients.

He is also unafraid to go to trial. He has an excellent record of success in the courtroom, netting countless “not guilty” verdicts in jury trials. When you need someone you can trust to fight for your rights during every step of the process, Kevin Cahill is the right Denver felony DUI attorney for your case.

Aggravated DUI Laws

Under what circumstances will a DUI be charged as a felony? Under Colorado DUI laws, three situations result in the charge being a felony rather than a misdemeanor.

Repeat Offender Status

In many states, charges are more serious if you have been convicted multiple times within a certain number of years. Colorado doesn’t have a time limit. If you have been convicted of three DUI or DWAI offenses at any point in your life, the fourth offense and beyond are charged as a class 4 felony. A class 4 felony can result in up to six years in prison. This means you should contact a felony DUI attorney in Denver immediately if you are facing these charges.

It doesn’t matter when you were convicted of a DUI. If you were convicted at least three times previously, your next charge will be a felony charge.

Serious Injury

If anyone other than you was seriously injured due to your driving under the influence, you will also be charged with a class 4 felony. There is no additional penalty if you are a repeat offender and seriously injure someone due to drunk driving.

Death

Finally, if someone dies due to your driving under the influence, you will be charged with a class 3 felony. This charge can result in up to 12 years in prison. Our felony DUI lawyer in Denver will do everything possible to help you avoid this penalty.

Aggravated DUI charges are much more serious than standard DUI charges. The difference between a year or less in jail and up to 12 years in prison is life-altering. If you are facing these charges, contact the Law Office of Kevin Cahill at 720-445-9887 right away.

Legal Options When Facing Felony DUI Charges

How a Denver Felony DUI Attorney Can Help

While the legal system may seem stacked against you, there are several ways to avoid getting crushed by it. At the Law Office of Kevin Cahill, we will use every option available to keep you from spending years or decades of your life in prison.

Dismissal

The first thing your Denver felony DUI attorney will do is attempt to get your case dismissed. Your lawyer will investigate the arrest and make sure that the police officer respected your rights throughout the arrest. For example, if you asked to speak to a lawyer, the police should have immediately stopped interrogating you. If they didn’t, your lawyer will push for dismissal. Similarly, if the police improperly administered a breathalyzer test, a judge will likely dismiss it.

Plea Deal

Another option is to negotiate a plea deal with the prosecutor. Due to the severity of the charges, this is more difficult with felony DUI charges but may be possible, especially if the prosecution has weak evidence or if no one was hurt. The goal of any plea deal is to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor when possible. This prevents you from being sent to prison and losing some of your rights.

Trial

When all else fails, Kevin Cahill will take your case to trial. He has an excellent history of winning jury trials, even in DUI cases.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are facing charges that could result in up to 12 years in prison, you probably want as much information about those charges and your legal options as possible. Our law firm tries to answer your questions thoroughly.

Will I lose my right to vote if convicted of a felony DUI?

Yes, but only while you are incarcerated for that felony. Colorado does not permanently remove the right to vote for felons.

Is there a diversion program for drivers charged with a felony DUI?

No. Colorado offers diversion programs for drivers charged with a DUI or DWAI but only if they are charged with a misdemeanor offense.

Can I be charged if I pass a chemical test?

If you pass a breathalyzer test, you may avoid charges related to a DUI, but you will probably still face charges for reckless driving or vehicular homicide, depending on the circumstances. This will likely make it easier for your lawyer to negotiate a plea deal.

How long will my case take?

That depends on many factors. If you agree to a plea deal, it will usually end in just a few weeks. However, if your case goes to trial, it could take a year or more.

Do you still have questions? Ask them during your initial consultation.

Contact a Denver Felony DUI Lawyer Today

Aggravated DUI is a serious charge that can result in over a decade of prison time. Treat this crime seriously by contacting the Law Office of Kevin Cahill immediately after getting arrested.

Don’t wait — the sooner you call our law firm, the sooner we can help. Contact us today at 720-445-9887 to schedule a consultation.

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ATTORNEY KEVIN CAHILL

Denver Defense Lawyer Kevin Cahill never assumes that your case is a lost cause. He is a confident and fearless litigator who refuses to back down when he is fighting to protect the rights of his clients. Regardless of whether you are facing a felony or a misdemeanor, it is vital that you take the charges seriously and seek out legal representation as soon as possible so you can start building your defense. [ ATTORNEY BIO ]

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