Aggressive Vail & Avon DUI Defense Attorney Serving Eagle County

Gavel and drunk driving signage.Drunk driving charges are serious. With the ability to impact your reputation, your record, your future, and maybe even your freedom, the stakes are high. You need to respond accordingly and protect your reputation and record. Depending on your profession, a DUI charge can even ruin your career and cause you to lose your job. Contacting a highly experienced Vail DUI lawyer is a smart decision.

Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C. is a widely recognized criminal defense law firm serving the people of Colorado, including Vail, Avon, and all of Eagle County.

Headed by distinguished Avon & Vail DUI attorney Mark Rubinstein, our office is dedicated to the idea that, while everyone makes mistakes, you do not deserve to pay the government’s high prices for those mistakes.

The reality of today’s criminal justice system is that people often suffer far harsher sentences than they should – usually as a result of the overaggressive prosecution, misguided defense, illegally obtained evidence or an outright misunderstanding. That is especially true with impaired driving charges, which are excessively prosecuted and frequently unfair.

Sobriety tests are notoriously flawed. Police in the field can make mistakes when conducting those tests too. The risk of error increases dramatically when suspected drug use is involved – after all, even the best tests are often unable to tell officers whether a drug is truly active in a driver’s system. False positives and exaggerated charges are all too common. In fact, even drivers who fear they might have had too much to drink are often surprised to realize that the police violated their rights during the course of their interactions, or that the state simply can’t prove the impaired driving charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Those accused of impaired driving in Avon, Vail, or anywhere in Eagle County have a number of strong defenses available. But without an experienced and capable Vail & Avon DUI attorney there to mount those defenses for yo

u, there is a significant chance that you will not be successful in raising them on your own. Indeed, studies show us that choosing the right lawyer can meaningfully impact the outcome of your case. It might just be the most important decision you ever make.

As a Vail & Avon DUI defense lawyer, Mark S. Rubinstein is ready to fight for you. He’ll fight to maintain your driver’s license, avoid spikes in your insurance premiums, preserve your reputation, minimize or eliminate any fines you might face, keep your record clean, and keep you out of jail. You need an attorney who will aggressively pursue each of those goals. You can count on The Law Offices of Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a common charge but also a very serious one. In a typical scenario, an officer will stop a driver after noticing behavior that might suggest inebriation – swerving, crossing a divider line, stopping abruptly, etc.

Of course, drivers might make these small errors for any nu

mber of reasons, but once officers suspect DUI, they typically insist on a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test.

If you’re facing a DUI or DWI charge, you can count on an Eagle County, Avon, and Vail DUI defense attorney in our office to examine all of the evidence with a critical eye. We will pursue each and every avenue available to us, including these all-important inquiries:

  • Did the police have probable cause to make the traffic stop?
  • Did the officer violate your legal rights during the course of any stop, search, or arrest?
  • Was the BAC test administered properly?

The answers to these questions can determine your Eagle County DUI lawyer’s case strategy moving forward. Our team will collect evidence and testimony necessary to answer these questions and any others that arise along the way.

Navigating Eagle County DUI Cases with Expertise

Eagle County DUI lawyer Mark S. Rubinstein has more than two decades of experience helping defend clients against accusations of drunk driving. He gives clients an honest outlook on the strengths and weaknesses of their DUI cases. Our firm has offices in Vail, among other locations.

An experienced DUI attorney like Mark S. Rubinstein can negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf. Sever

Policer officer monitoring a driver with a Breathalyzer in Vail.

al legal defenses could apply to your case and defeat an element of the drunk driving charge. If your defense puts an element of the DUI in doubt, the prosecutor may agree to reduce your charges. Examples of valid defenses to DUI charges include:

  • The testing equipment was not calibrated correctly;
  • Your chemical test was collected incorrectly;
  • Law enforcement lacked reasonable suspicion to conduct the traffic stop;
  • Officers did not read you your implied consent advisement;  or
  • Someone else was driving the vehicle.

A DUI attorney can review the facts of your case and determine whether a legal claim applies to your charges.

Navigating a DUI accusation alone is a difficult and often humiliating process. You can miss critical deadlines and jeopardize your case from the outset. An experienced DUI attorney can help craft a legal strategy that emphasizes the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

At Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C., you are more than a case number—you are a valued client whose freedom and reputation are worth fighting for.

Expertise in Basalt DUI Cases

Most DUI cases never go to trial, ending in a plea agreement between the defendant and the state. The prosecutor’s office often exaggerates the strength of their case and offers an unfavorable plea agreement at the outset. A Basalt DUI lawyer can prevent you from accepting an unfair plea bargain and negotiate with the prosecutor to secure an outcome that suits your wishes.

Do not fall for the predatory tactics implemented by the district attorney and sign a plea agreement before talking to a lawyer. In some cases, the prosecutor may agree to reduce your DUI charge to the lesser offense of Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) or reckless driving, also referred to as a “wet reckless” plea agreement, in exchange for your attendance at alcohol education courses. A reckless driving conviction does not count as a drunk driving conviction and does not automatically increase the penalty if you receive a DUI conviction in the future.

A seasoned Basalt DUI lawyer like Mark S. Rubinstein has the knowledge and skills necessary to secure a positive result for you and your family.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)

Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C. your DUID Lawyer in AvonWhile Colorado has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, it is important to understand that driving under the influence of any drug – including marijuana – remains a serious crime. Police, then, can continue pursuing marijuana-related criminal charges.

As a citizen of the state of Colorado, you should be aware of the various factors at play when charged with driving under the influence of drugs, or DUID. Whether the officers involved in your case were poorly trained or just mistaken about the indicators that should be present with a driver impaired by drugs, there are plenty of potential errors that can occur on the part of law enforcement. Officers are taught to look for the following roadside observations from a driver under the influence of marijuana: divided attention, poor coordination, and a slowed internal clock.

Many law enforcement officers and courts will try to treat cases of driving under the influence of marijuana in the same manner and fashion as driving under the influence of alcohol. The responsibility falls on the defense to show the flaw in this sort of thinking. The defense can do this with better experts, a better understanding of the law, and a fundamental grasp of the science.

Indeed, driving under the influence of drugs prosecutions are on the rise. As the use of marijuana becomes more prevalent in the state of Colorado, police will be paying more attention to cases of driving under its influence. These are charges that Vail DUI lawyer Mark S. Rubinstein is intensively active in defending against. He brings real experience with this specific crime to the table.

Our office offers a true command of:

  • The latest detection technologies (and their imperfections)
  • The most recent science on THC intoxication
  • Other drugs and the problems police run into when testing for them
  • Up-to-the-minute case law and the evolving rules of law

We are confident that our firm has the resources and experience necessary to help clients facing DUI charges secure a favorable result in their cases. We will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary.

Traffic Offenses

Additionally, our Avon DUI defense attorney Mr. Rubinstein is available to handle any other traffic offenses in Colorado, whether or not they involve allegations of alcohol or substance abuse.

He understands that traffic infractions are sometimes ticketed in conjunction with more serious DUI, DWI, or DUID charges.

As an experienced Eagle County, Avon, and Vail DUI defense lawyer, Mark S. Rubinstein is prepared to handle all of the charges against you with aggressive passion. You won’t have to hire more than one lawyer just to address your traffic concerns.

Contact an Eagle County, Avon, and Vail DUI Defense Attorney Today

We are proud to offer a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation. The sooner you get started, the better. Time is truly of the essence. Don’t take a gamble with your DUI or DUID charges. Instead, call an experienced Avon DUI lawyer to fight on your side. Simply contact us online, call locally at (970) 748-5044 today. The law office of – Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C. proudly serves clients in Eagle County, Avon, Vail, and all of Colorado.