Glenwood Springs DUI Defense Attorney with a Proven Record of Success

Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C. your Glenwood Springs DUI LawyerDriving under the influence of alcohol in excess of the legal limits is a serious crime that can result in substantial and long-term consequences for drivers who are arrested.

However, whether a driver is actually under the influence isn’t always clear. Police officers try to make those determinations on the highway, but even in the 21st Century the available methods for detection are far from fool-proof.

All too often, drivers who are unimpaired and acting within their rights are nevertheless accused of driving while drunk or high.

Naturally, that’s a frightening allegation. Any encounter with the police can be intimidating, let alone an accusatory one. People who are pulled over are often unsure of how to respond, and they might say or do things that negatively impact their legal interests later on.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Colorado, it’s important for you to understand that there is still hope for overcoming your DUI charge. You can still save your reputation and clean your record.

The stakes are very high. If convicted, you could pay large fines, spend time behind bars, earn a criminal record, and lose your driving privileges. Those penalties then impact your ability to keep a job, earn an income, and hold your head up high. A Glenwood Springs DUI Law Firm can make a big difference in your case.

That’s to say nothing of the impact on your auto insurance premiums, which can rise astronomically in the wake of a DUI conviction. The whole situation quickly spirals into a nightmare.

At The Law Offices of Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C., I help people accused of DUI in Colorado take an aggressive and effective stand for their rights.

My office has been fighting DUI charges for the people of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County and greater Colorado for nearly a quarter of a century. During that time, our skilled Garfield DUI attorneys have developed sharp strategies that make a sincere difference in so many of our clients’ cases.

As your Glenwood Springs DUI attorney, you can count on us to fight hard for dismissal in your case – and, if a dismissal is not possible, for the best possible outcome. I want to see you go home with a clean record and peace of mind.

Don’t face your DUI charge on your own. Instead, contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C., and ask for a free consultation. A free consultation can make a big difference for your future and save you lots of trouble later on in life.

Types of Drunk Driving Charges in Colorado

Man with both hands handcuffed.Colorado pursues drunk driving offenses in several different ways. Some of the more common charges include:

Driving under the influence (DUI): Evidence is critical to a DUI charge. You can count on me to examine all of the evidence with a keen and critical eye. For example, did the officer have probable cause to pull you over? Were you informed about the reason for the stop? Was the Breathalyzer test administered properly? Did law enforcement follow all of the proper protocols? You might be surprised by how often police make mistakes. Often, those mistakes lead to dropped charges.

Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID): The crime of driving under the influence of drugs is of increasing importance here in Colorado, thanks in large part to the legalization of recreational marijuana in our state. That change in the law has only opened the door for police to pursue DUID charges more aggressively, and I am extensively involved in defending Coloradoans against that charge. I am well versed in all of the latest science on THC intoxication, the latest detection technologies (and their deficiencies), and the cutting-edge legal arguments that are most effective against DUID.

Traffic offenses: Not every traffic offense involves drugs or alcohol, of course. But many do. In fact, you might find yourself charged with a traffic offense in conjunction with a DUI, DUID, or other such offense. As your Garfield County and  Glenwood Springs DUI lawyer, I can handle all of the charges against you with the same reliable passion and skill – even your more minor traffic charges.

As your Garfield County and Glenwood Springs DUI attorney, I am prepared to handle each and every charge against you, including those that might not pertain directly to the alleged DUI infraction. My criminal defense law firm is well-poised to make a significant difference in your case.

Marijuana and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)

A red Stop sign board with DUI and marijuana plant.As previously stated, Colorado has seen increased interest on the part of law enforcement and police to seek out cases of driving under the influence of drugs since legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. While marijuana may be legal for various recreational uses, it is important to note that driving while under the influence of any drug, marijuana included, is still a serious crime in the state and can lead to different legal charges.

Understanding the issues revolving around marijuana legalization and specifically driving while under the influence of marijuana is important for citizens and residents of Colorado. Knowing that many times officers are either poorly trained or make mistakes when looking for indicators of driving under the influence of drugs can be very helpful when presenting DUID cases. Divided attention, poor coordination, and a slowed internal clock are all observations that officers look to make when determining whether somebody is driving under the influence of drugs. Glenwood Springs DUI lawyer can carefully review all the details of your case and help you avoid criminal c

harges and save your reputation.

While many police officers and courts may treat DUID cases like they would treat regular DUI cases, they should not be considered the same charges. The defense has the responsibility to point out the differences of DUI and DUID in the court and can do so through expert testimony, a superior understanding of the law, and a basic grasp of the science involved.

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state, DUID prosecutions are, unsurprisingly, on the rise in Colorado. Because police are paying more attention to these cases, Colorado residents need to be more aware of the legal implications of their actions. Glenwood Springs DUI lawyer Mark S. Rubinstein is actively defending against DUID charges and similar charges, utilizing his years of experience with these sorts of crimes.

Our proven Garfield DUI lawyer can help your case with a full understanding of the following:

  • 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, and
  • Up-to-the-minute case law and the evolving rules of law.

We do not rely on a one-size-fits-all approach to defend clients against DUI charges. Instead, we take the time to meet with each person and determine whether a defense applies based on the facts of their case.

Navigating Garfield County DUI Cases with Expertise

Handcuffs, car keys and a drink symbolizing a DUI in Glenwood Springs

Garfield County DUI lawyer Mark S. Rubinstein has more than 20 years of experience defending clients against drunk driving accusations. Our firm helps Garfield County clients in Rifle and Glenwood Springs. Our familiarity with local courts helps us during negotiations with the prosecutor regarding reducing your charges or dismissing them entirely.

Several 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:

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

A Garfield County DUI lawyer can review the circumstances of your drunk driving arrest and see if a legal defense applies to your case.

A DUI conviction can upend several facets of your life and permanently alter your civil rights. An experienced DUI attorney can help create a legal strategy that bolsters the weaknesses in the state’s case and emphasizes the doubt surrounding your guilt.

How Do I Find a Good Rifle DUI Lawyer?

If you have started your search for a Rifle DUI lawyer, you likely realize that hundreds of lawyers offer their services throughout Garfield County. When your freedom is at stake, you want to hire an attorney who knows how to handle a DUI case. But how can you know which Garfield County DUI lawyer is right for you?

The first thing you should look for in a criminal defense lawyer is experience representing people facing DUI charges. Just because a lawyer practices criminal defense does not necessarily mean they know how to defend drunk driving charges. I have over 25 years of experience navigating DUI accusations.

Next, you can take advantage of the free consultations many criminal defense lawyers offer. You can meet the prospective lawyer at the initial consultation and decide whether you want them to represent you. Sometimes, you may realize you do not want an attorney to represent you as soon as you meet them. If the attorney is rude, distracted, or minimizes the gravity of your situation, you can cross them off your list. Criminal accusations will thrust you into some very difficult situations. Select an attorney whom you feel comfortable talking to about the complex scenarios surrounding your charges.

Finally, you want someone who keeps their clients updated on their cases and communicates with them about any developments. We know how important changes in your case are. We will contact you right away as soon as we have new information. Contact our office today to set up your free initial consultation.

Experienced Glenwood Springs DUI Lawyer Ready to Fight for Your Rights

When facing DUI charges, time is of the essence. You need an experienced Glenwood Springs DUI attorney who will give your case the attention it deserves. At my office, I will fight for your rights and work tirelessly to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact me online or call (970) 945-7233 to schedule a free consultation. Don’t wait to take action – let’s start building your defense today.