As you get ready to celebrate Halloween this year, make sure that you plan ahead if you will be consuming alcohol as part of your festivities.
The reason that this is so important, officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have recently warned, is that there will be hundreds of additional law enforcement officers out this weekend, ready to arrest drunk drivers.
Elaborating on officials’ concerns, as well as their stepped up DUI enforcement efforts for this weekend, Darrell Lingk, CDOT’s Director of Transportation Safety, has pointed out that:
Halloween this year falls on a Saturday, so it’s likely some adults will be out partying and celebrating that night… With children also out trick-or-treating that evening, it’s imperative we keep impaired drivers off the streets.
To check out what more than 70 local law enforcement agencies in the state have planned in terms of DUI enforcement for this Halloween weekend, click here.
Scary Facts about Colorado DUIs: What Drivers Need to Know
When it comes to getting arrested for a DUI in Colorado, here are some of the main things that motorists should be aware of:
- Refusing BAC testing during the DUI stop will result in an automatic driver’s license suspension.
- A DUI arrest will result in two cases against you – a criminal case that will have to be resolved in court and an administrative case that will have to be resolved with the DMV.
- A DUI conviction in Colorado will stay on your criminal record
While these DUI facts may be scary, however, drivers should remember that they have options following a DUI arrest – and that contacting an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible after the arrest can be critical to protecting their interests and favorably resolving the case.
How to Take the Scare Out of a Halloween DUI Arrest: Contact a Boulder DUI Attorney at Peter Loyd Weber & Associates
If you or a loved one ends up being arrested for a DUI over Halloween (or at any time), the best thing you can do when it comes to your defense – as well as your future – is to contact an Adams County & Boulder DUI attorney at Peter Loyd Weber & Associates. Dedicated to protecting our clients from various types of criminal charges, our Adams County and Boulder DUI attorneys can provide you with effective, aggressive legal advocacy as we help you bring your DUI case to the best possible resolution.
To talk about your defense and how we can help you, call us today at (720) 863-7755 or email us using the contact form on this page. We offer complimentary consultations, and we take pride in always being available to our clients – 24 hours per day, 7 days per week – so that they have the personal attention their case deserves.
From our offices based in Northglenn, Broomfield and Boulder, we provide the strongest defense and highest quality legal services to our clients throughout Weld County, Adams County and the state of Colorado.