An arrest last year in Colorado Springs proves that DUI arrests can have a lasting effect on anyone in a car stopped for DUI. In February of 2010 a man was left stranded following a DUI arrest where the driver of the vehicle he was is was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. After being told by police to “take a walk” home the man, who was intoxicated himself, walk in front of a car and was struck. The accident resulted in 20+ broken bones and required that the man’s leg be amputated and he is suing Colorado police for damages.
While placing the intoxicated driver in custody may have been the right move for police to make, the decision to leave the other intoxicated individuals to fend for themselves may not have been advisable. Even the best and most well trained police officers can make mistakes or questionable decision in the line of duty and that is precisely why it is imperative for drivers accused of DUI to enlist the help of an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney as soon as possible following arrest.
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Colorado a Colorado criminal defense attorney can help you to build the best possible defense for your case and ensure that your rights are upheld during the entire process. If officers made mistakes or if your rights were violated during the investigation your Colorado criminal defense attorney will work diligently to ensure that justice is served and that your charges are reduced or dismissed.