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You Can Fight Your DUI Charges

It's a common misconception that once you are arrested for DUI, there is nothing you can do about it. The truth is that there are various legal tools that may prove powerful and effective at challenging a DUI case. Whether law enforcement made an error, or if there was a mechanical problem with the chemical testing device, or any other error made by a law enforcement official, it will take the trained eye of a skilled and meticulous Boulder DUI lawyer to use such flaws to their client's advantage in court.

If you were arrested for DUI, there is hope for getting your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact the Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna for more information about how Mr. Cessna can defend you! Below are the firm's areas of practice, if you need more information, then feel free to contact the firm directly to learn more about their legal services.

Blood Alcohol Science

The term blood alcohol concentration (BAC) refers to the amount of alcohol in a person's blood stream. When a person's blood becomes too saturated with alcohol, it impairs their ability to operate heavy machinery, including a motor vehicle. However, it's important to note that alcohol affects each person differently due to their height, sex, weight, and whether or not there is food in their stomach among other factors. Read more about blood alcohol science

Blood/Breath Tests

When a police officer suspects a person of DUI, they will ask the driver to submit to a chemical test. In most cases the person will be asked to take either a breath or a blood test in order to test their blood alcohol content (BAC). The breath test (the most common test) is conducted by blowing into a machine called the Intoxilyzer 5000. Read more about blood/breath tests

Boating Under the Influence

Much like operating a motor vehicle, operating a boat while intoxicated by alcohol can have devastating effects to the passengers of a boat, swimmers, or people on jet skis or riding in kayaks or canoes. According to research, alcohol is a factor in 30% of all boating accidents, and that being out in the sun only amplifies the effects of alcohol on the boat operator. Read more about boating under the influence

Boulder DUI Defense

Are you presently facing drunk driving charges in Boulder County? DUI is one of the most common offenses that are committed by normal, average people with a lot to lose upon conviction. An experienced DUI attorney may be able to help you retain your driving privileges and avoid the negative consequences of a criminal conviction. Read more about Boulder DUI defense

DMV Hearings

When you are arrested for drunk driving, your driver's license is confiscated pending your DMV hearing. It's absolutely critical that you schedule this hearing within 7 days of your arrest. If you fail to schedule this hearing, then you lose the right to challenge your driver's license suspension permanently. Your attorney can represent you at the DMV hearing and fight to retain your driving privileges. Read more about DMV hearings

Drugs & DUI

A lot of people are not aware that they can be convicted of DUI for driving under the influence of both illegal drugs and perfectly legal prescribed drugs. As long as a drug is proven to impair your driving ability, you are susceptible of being convicted of DUI. What's more, your penalties for driving under the influence of drugs are virtually the same as being convicted of an alcohol-related DUI. Read more about drugs & DUI

DUI Penalties

The penalties for a first time DUI offense include up to one year in jail, fines ranging between $300 and $1,000, from 48 to 96 hours community service and driver's license suspension. For a second or subsequent DUI conviction, the fines, driver's license suspension and community service are increased. Read more about DUI penalties

DUI Process

The DUI process begins when you are arrested and brought into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The first action you need to take is to schedule your DMV hearing, which you have just 7 days to schedule after your arrest. This hearing will address your driver's license, whereas the criminal case will be addressed at the arraignment. Read more about the DUI process


If you are caught driving with blood alcohol content (BAC) between .05% and .08% you could be charged with the crime of Driving While Ability Impaired, or what is commonly known as DWAI. Although DWAI isn't as serious as a DUI, this charge should not be taken lightly. Read more about DWAI

Field Sobriety Tests

A field sobriety test is a testing method used by the police to determine if somebody is under the influence of alcohol. Field sobriety tests are considerably inaccurate because they don't rely on scientific evidence to support them. Unfortunately, field sobriety tests can render inaccurate results based on a number of factors such as roadside and weather conditions, nervousness, fatigue, medical conditions and age etc. Read more about field sobriety tests

Multiple DUI Offenses

Law enforcement and judges are under a lot of pressure from the public to punish drunk drivers. Since it's believed that upon a second or subsequent DUI conviction, the suspect didn't learn their lesson the first time around, multiple DUI offenses incur greater fines, jail sentences, more community service hours and a longer driver's license suspension. Read more about multiple DUI offenses

Out of State Drivers

Colorado is a regular tourist destination thanks to its beautiful ski resorts and expansive rivers. For this reason, it's not uncommon to have out-of-state drivers get arrested for DUI while visiting. If you were arrested for DUI and you live in another state, don't be fooled by the idea that an arrest in Colorado won't affect your driver's license back home. Read more about out of state drivers

Vehicular Assault

When a drunk driver causes bodily injury to another person, they will not be charged with DUI, but rather vehicular assault. Penalties for vehicular assault may include imprisonment, fines, victim restitution, probation, community service, driver's license suspension or revocation, mandatory alcohol education classes and a permanent mark on their criminal record. Read more about vehicular assault

Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide is a serious criminal matter, what's more it's a felony offense in the state of Colorado. If you killed someone while driving under the influence, you can expect to get little sympathy from the judge and the prosecutor. For this reason, it's imperative that you take legal action immediately to protect yourself and your freedom. Read more about vehicular homicide

Boulder DUI Attorney

If you have a job, or even a family depending upon you, then you need to do whatever it takes to improve the consequences that you are presently facing. Driving privileges are not to be taken for granted, for losing them would certainly impact your livelihood, as well as many other aspects of your personal and professional life for years to come.

What's more, even a simple first time conviction can mean fines, community service, driver's license suspension and a permanent mark on your criminal record, which should be avoided at all costs. Another negative consequence of a DUI is increased insurance premiums which could cost you thousands of dollars in the years to come.

If you were arrested for DUI in Boulder or the surrounding areas, contact Boulder DUI attorney Chris Cessna without delay. When your future is at stake, you owe it to yourself to secure high quality legal representation from an attorney you can trust.

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  • “With Chris Cessna, not only will you get excellent legal representation, you will get someone who genuinely cares about the person, not just the case.”

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  • “I decided to hire Chris Cessna, which turned out to be the best decision I made all year.”

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Experience Makes the Difference

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  • Over 20 Years of Experience

  • Each Case Handled With Personalized Service

  • NHTSA Certified Instructor in Field Sobriety Tests

  • Former Law Enforcement Officer and Prosecutor