When a person is accused of a crime, he or she is left facing multiple decisions. In most cases, it is difficult to fully appreciate the available options without legal training. In fact, a man in Colorado now faces multiple felonies and is likely relying upon legal assistance as he responds to the accusations against him.
Police say they received a call from a homeowner during the early morning hours of a day in January. According to the homeowner, a pickup truck was stuck in front of his home in the snow; the vehicle had been struck for approximately 20 minutes at the time of the call. When deputies arrived at the scene, they encountered a 48-year-old man who police say identified himself as the driver. Police say that he smelled of alcohol and was stumbling at the scene.
Reports claim that there was an open can of beer in the truck's console, and the man admitted to drinking beer before driving. A breath test allegedly indicated that his blood alcohol content was .11. After he was taken to jail, a substance that reportedly tested positive for cocaine was discovered in his pocket.
As a result of the incident, the man is charged with several felonies, including cocaine possession, DUI, introducing contraband into a jail and careless driving, a misdemeanor. Reports claim that he has six previous DUI convictions. Unfortunately, the consequences of a conviction are likely severe. As such, the decisions that the Colorado man makes will likely have a significant impact on the rest of his life. To ensure he is fully aware of all of his options and their potential implications, he may choose to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight on his behalf.