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The Law firm of Black & Graham has 4 attorneys that handle Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) for out-of-state clients that have received an alcohol, drug, or marijuana driving related charge while in Colorado.  It is important to handle these charges immediately and have an attorney familiar with the consequences for non-Colorado residents that get charged while in Colorado.

Many drivers that are not from Colorado, but get charged with a DUI or DWAI while in Colorado decide to ignore the charge.  However, this charge does not go away and will certainly have a negative effect on their lives.  First, if a person does not act within 7 days of being charge, there will likely be driver’s license consequences for the driver in the state where they reside.  Due to the Interstate Compact agreements, states share information.  When a person is revoked in Colorado, the information is available in other states.  A state will not issue a driver’s license or renew a driver’s license when a person is currently revoked in another state.  Likewise, if a person elects to miss a court date, a warrant will be issued for the person’s arrest, and notice will be sent to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles which will revoke the driver’s license until the court provides a clearance.  Similar to the standard revocation, there will be a revocation for the defendant’s Colorado driving privileges.  This information is also provided to other states that will deny a driver’s license or refuse to renew a driver’s license until the Colorado issue is resolved.

In most circumstances, the lawyers at Black & Graham can get the arrest warrant set aside, have the DMV hold lifted prior to the criminal charges being resolved, and even appear for the client at all hearings and pre-trial dates.  Most of our out-of-state clients that are charged with DUI or DWAI are not required to return to Colorado to deal with the charges or DMV issues.