DUI/DWAI Lawyer in Fort Collins, CO
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Law Firm OverviewEric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC, has provided skilled legal representation to clients in Northern Colorado, since 1993, focusing on the practice areas of DUI/DWAI, criminal defense, family law and personal injury. He is able to deliver excellent results, supported by his firm’s experienced staff and state of the art technology, at a reasonable cost. Mr. Sunness believes that people need a thorough lawyer, one who can articulate facts to the district attorney, the other side or the judge, and one who has a good understanding of what’s reasonable.
With more than 18 years of successful practice in the Fort Collins area, he has gained the respect of the local legal community for his straight-shooting and practical style. His years of practice in the Colorado courts allow him to describe likely outcomes to his clients early on, although he makes no promises other than hard work and honesty. He frequently receives referrals former clients and from attorneys on the opposite side — one of the highest compliments a lawyer can receive.
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Areas of Law Description
It's one of the biggest misconceptions that people have about drunk driving arrests: "The cops have all the evidence they need, so why should I bother with a lawyer?" Law enforcement officers can make mistakes, however, and a knowledgeable lawyer can find those mistakes.
- First DUI Offense
A single mistake can result in a lifetime of consequences. If you have been arrested for a first-offense driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado, you have a very small window of time in which to save your driving privileges and to build a strong defense. One of the best actions you can take is to consult with an experienced and reputable DUI/DWAI and criminal defense lawyer.
- Repeat DUI Offender
If you have been arrested for DUI and already have a conviction on your record, your rights and freedoms are in jeopardy. To protect your rights and avoid the harshest consequences of a repeat DUI offense, it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side.
- Driving Under the Influence
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a serious crime. If you have been accused of DUID, you need the protection of a competent and knowledgeable attorney. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of their rights. If your ability to function is compromised by drugs — legal or illegal — you may not drive. Being under the influence of prescription drugs is not a legitimate defense.
Laws combating boating under the influence (BUI) were strengthened considerably in 2008. No longer are BUI charges limited to the operators of motor boats or sailboats. Now anyone operating or in physical control of any vessel can be arrested. This includes paddle boats, jet skis, kayaks, canoes and other watercraft. Also, the limit on blood alcohol content (BAC) was reduced from .10 to .08.
- Vehicular Homicide
If you run a stop sign or traffic signal and it results in a car accident, you may only be charged with a traffic violation. However, if someone is hurt or killed and you have been drinking, you could be facing the serious charge of vehicular homicide. This serious charge requires a skilled defense from an experienced attorney.
- Criminal Defense
Since 1993, Eric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC has defended northern Colorado residents accused of both felony and misdemeanor crimes. Mr. Sunness is respected by the legal community and his clients for his straight-shooter approach to criminal defense work. He does not "sugarcoat" the truth with his criminal defense clients, and he does not hide the ball from the prosecution. His goals are to set reasonable expectations with his clients and work out reasonable resolutions with the prosecution. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, contact Eric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC today for a free consultation about your case.
- Domestic Violence
A domestic violence conviction has the potential to ruin life as you know it. From being unable to travel to Canada, facing deportation and not being able to get a job, the potential consequences of a conviction are far-reaching. If you are facing domestic violence accusations, it is critical to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.
- Family Law & Divorce
Eric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC has been serving family law clients in northern Colorado with a tradition of fairness and excellence since 1993. Mr. Sunness focuses on new divorce cases but may also take cases in other family law areas, including divorce modifications and paternity determinations. If you are facing divorce, it is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney before any papers are filed. Contact Eric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC today for a consultation.
- Personal Injury
If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident or other incident due to the negligence of another, you deserve compensation. Since 1993, Eric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC has built a selective and successful personal injury practice. He focuses on cases in which a serious injury or death occurred and where the negligent party can be identified. If you have such a case, please contact Mr. Sunness today for a free consultation about your potential claims. Mr. Sunness takes personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means he accepts no payment unless you receive compensation.
- Bicycle Accident & Motorcycle Accident
Fort Collins is a wonderful place to live. In fact, the city was rated the sixth most desirable place to live in the United States in 2010. If you look around town, you can tell that recreational opportunities are one of the driving factors. Bicycle riding and motorcycle riding are very popular. Unfortunately, with so many vehicles on the road, bike accidents are inevitable.
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