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Northern Colorado DUI Defense Lawyer

Northern Colorado DUI Attorney

Serving Fort Collins, Loveland, and Larimer Counties

Ores Law has developed a reputation as a strong- knowledgeable law firm in Fort Collins Loveland and Northern Colorado for men and women arrested for drunk driving. This is a serious charge in Colorado. Anyone facing drunk driving charges could potentially end up in jail, lose their license, and suffer reputational harm. It doesn’t have to be like this.

Nicholas Ores is a leading criminal defense attorney who made his reputation in tackling the toughest cases. His innovative defense strategies have secured favorable outcomes for many DUI defendants, including dismissed charges. Please call Ores Law to speak with our Fort Collins Loveland Northern Colorado DUI attorney about your case.

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DUI Penalties
& Consequences

Colorado Revised Statutes § 42-4-1301 defines DUI as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A person whose blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or higher within two hours of arrest has committed DUI per se. However, the law allows an arrest regardless of a driver’s BAC if they were sufficiently impaired due to some drugs or alcohol. DUI is a misdemeanor offense in most cases but can be a felony depending on the facts.

DUI defendants face a range of penalties that can make moving forward with their lives difficult:

  • Fines and court costs
  • Participation in an alcohol program
  • Monitored sobriety
  • Mandatory public service
  • Jail time (mandatory for second or subsequent offense)
  • Supervised probation
  • Driver’s license suspension

The exact penalties you face will depend on many factors, such as whether anyone was hurt in a crash and your drunk driving history.

There are also collateral consequences to any conviction, including a criminal record which can show up in background checks when applying for a job or apartment. Many people have lost their jobs because an employer found a DUI conviction and refused to hire them. 

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Ores Law Can Defend
You from DUI Charges

After an arrest, you might feel that a conviction is inevitable. We disagree. We have successfully challenged DUI arrests and poked holes in the evidence prosecutors rely on for convictions. Some of the most important strategies involve:

  • Challenging the legality of the stop. An officer needs valid reasons to pull you over. They can’t just guess that you were committing a crime. We can argue the stop was illegal, which means the subsequent arrest was also improper.
  • Pointing out gaps in the evidence. Did you give a urine or blood sample at the station? There might be gaps in the chain of custody, which casts doubt on the validity of the evidence.
  • Undermining the Intoxilyzer results. The machine might not have been calibrated or the officer wasn’t trained in how to use it properly. A number is just that—a number. There might be reasons you blew a high BAC.
  • Highlighting reasonable doubt. The state needs strong proof you were the one behind the wheel. Sometimes police only arrive at the scene of an accident when everyone has gotten out of the vehicle. What proof do they have that you were driving?

Let Ores Law determine which defense works best for your case. Attorney Nicholas Ores has honed his defense strategies over 40 years and has an unerring eye for finding weaknesses in the District Attorney’s evidence.

What to Look for in a DUI Lawyer in Fort Collins, Loveland, Larimer County, & Northern Colorado?

There are countless lawyers in Northern Colorado offering their services. How do you find the best DUI lawyer in Fort Collins for your case?

We recommend only looking for lawyers with decades of experience in criminal defense and DUI. At Ores Law, we have handled many DUI cases and understand the law and how prosecutors think. Our firm pays close attention to the facts of the case, since they can make the difference between getting charges dropped and spending months behind bars.

Any DUI committed on federal property like Roosevelt National Forest is a federal DUI. The interaction of federal and state law is complicated, and you deserve an attorney who understands the penalties you are facing. We have handled dozens of refusal cases, which can result in the loss of driving privileges, even on federal property. Contact Ores Law to fully understand the charges leveled against you.

Speak with Our DUI Attorney Today

As soon as you are arrested, pick up the phone and call Ores Law. We have the negotiation and courtroom skills you need to fight back against DUI charges and maintain your freedom. Our history includes getting charges dismissed or reduced, as well as acquittals after trial. To learn more about how our law firm can help, please contact us for a free consultation.


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         I called 4 lawyers seeking help with my family trust matter. Nick Ores was the only one to return my call. He verified he could assist with my request and promptly provided instructions on how we would proceed with document delivery and filing. All were executed flawlessly and in short order. I was fully satisfied with the Law Office of Nicholas Ores and would recommend him to anyone.

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