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DUI

There are many ways that being charged with DUI or DWAI can affect your life. There are many important questions that you need answered immediately. This is one of the most important moments of your life. Daniel Mossinghoff and Darin Mangnall have trained for twenty years combined to help you through this moment. Many people feel ashamed and want to hide from the embarrassment that this type of charge brings. Make no mistake, it is a very big deal. A DUI can have an enormous effect on your personal life, your job, your family, your future. Failure to deal with your circumstance in a responsible way can lead to many serious consequences that you cannot yet for foresee.

 

Do not face this challenge alone. Here are the most common questions that we hear from our clients. Feel free to call us at anytime to ask us our advice. It's free and it is available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. You will not speak to an intern, and associate or an answering service.

 

Daniel C. Mossinghoff and Darin K. Mangnall are personally available every day, any time for a free consultation. Call us. We can help. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

You've already taken the right first step by looking for an attorney. The first thing to do is to call an attorney that will give you strong, competent and free advice. There are several deadlines of which you must be aware. The first and most often missed deadline is requesting a hearing at the DMV. If your case involved taking a breath test and your result was .08 or above, then you should have been served with a document notifying you that the DMV wants to revoke your license. The DMV will revoke your driving privilege in SEVEN days from the date of your test if you do not take immediate action. Please call or email us immediately so that we can advise you how to request a hearing and try to save your license.

 

If you took a blood test, the results are often not ready for two weeks and many times they are not available for several months. It is imperative that the DMV has your correct current address or you may not receive notice that they want to revoke your license once the results are in. Do not call law enforcement to inquire about your test. This simply reminds them to check on it. Don't help them do their jobs, they are not your friends in this instance.

 

There are many pitfalls that we can help you avoid. Call us immediately for a free consultation. The least we can do is answer your questions to alleviate some of the fear you are feeling. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

 

If this is your first offense, it is unlikely that you will serve any time in jail. However, if you BAC is .200 or above, there is a mandatory ten days of jail that cannot be suspended. It is possible to serve this time on an ankle bracelet as opposed to spending time in the actual jail. Each judge has different views on whether you should serve jail time. The attorneys at Mossinghoff Mangnall know the sentencing patterns of every judge in the metro area and throughout the state. We will be instrumental in keeping you out of jail.

 

If this is your second offense within five years (the date of offense of your first DUI/DWAI is within five years of the date of offense of your second), there is a mandatory year of jail that is suspended on the condition of two years of probation. There is a minimum of at least ten days that cannot be suspended, and this ten days must be served in the actual jail. Many judges give more than the minimum ten days in jail. There is a wide variation in the sentencing patterns between different judges and different jurisdictions. The attorneys at Mossinghoff Mangnall know the preferences of each judge and how to best prepare you for each circumstance. At the very least, we will make sure that you spend as little time as possible in jail. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

If this is a third or subsequent offense in a lifetime, there is a mandatory year of jail that is suspended on the condition of at least two years of probation, and there is a minimum of at least sixty days of jail that cannot be suspended. This sixty days must be served in the actual jail house. In this circumstance, there is no option for an ankle bracelet. The government wants you incarcerated. They do not allow you to get credit for any good behavior during this first sixty days. It is a full sixty days in jail at the minimum. Work release is an option, but if you plead guilty, you will go to jail for a minimum of sixty days. It is important to note than the minimum sentence is not what you should expect. Most judges will give you more that the minimum sixty days of jail. Many of them will give you the maximum of one full year. If you find yourself facing a third or subsequent offense in your lifetime in any state, call us now; we can help you stay free. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

 

If this is your first alcohol related driving offense in Colorado and your blood alcohol level is between .080 and .170 then the DMV will try to revoke you driving privilege for nine months. You will be eligible to drive on an interlock license after thirty days of no driving. There is no way to drive during the initial thirty days. If you have no problems with the interlock device (you are not locked out due to alcohol use) for four months, then you should be able to reinstate fully after the thirty days of no driving and four months of compliance on the interlock.

 

Any BAC of .170 or above will require that you have the interlock device for two full years in order to reinstate your license.

 

If this is a second revocation for a BAC at .080 or above, there is one full year of no driving and there can be two years of interlock depending on your BAC, what happens in court, and the date of your prior offense.

 

If this is a third revocation for a BAC at .080 or above, there Is a minimum of two years of absolute license loss. There can be two additional years of interlock depending on your BAC and what happens in court.

 

If you chose to refuse to take any state mandated breath or blood test, you could lose your ability to drive in Colorado from anywhere from one to three years A REFUSAL REVOCATION IS ABSOLUTE, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS, THERE IS NO WAY TO DRIVE AT ALL FOR ANY REASON. You must call us immediately to have a chance to keep your driving privilege.

 

If you have a CDL, a first revocation is for one year, a second is for life. If you are a professional driver, it is imperative that you call us immediately.

 

There are several ways to lose your license. There are many variables to consider in each individual circumstance. We are experts in this area and can easily discern what you might be facing in terms of losing your license. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

 

Every client we have ever had feels this way about the situation they find themselves in at one point or another. It is often an admirable feeling, and many times it may be appropriate. It is also often naive. The State is not concerned with who you are or how much integrity you have. To them, you are only a number, a stat, a quota. They do not care how hard you have worked to create the life you have. They do not care how their charges might affect your life. They do not care about your job or your family let alone your ability to support what you have worked so hard to earn. We do! You may believe you are guilty, but that does not mean that this should ruin your life or keep your from taking care of your family. You at least should take the opportunity to make sure you know what is going to happen to your life if you decide to throw yourself at the mercy of the system. Give us a chance to inform you about your case.

 

 

Unfortunately, they often are not trained well enough to recognize that they have made a mistake, or they are not willing to admit that they have made a mistake in your case. They are often poorly trained; they often misapply the training they've received to your particular case. The state laboratories have been documented for failing to maintain basic scientific standards far too many times to assume they followed the rules in your case, and they will do whatever it takes to hide that fact. Innocent people are convicted because no one takes the time to keep the government honest. Mossinghoff Mangnall is dedicated to precise, aggressive and honest representation of our clients. We do not tell you what you want to hear. Without exception, we will tell you the truth about your case. You owe it to yourself to call us and hear what our expertise can bring to your case. Our consultation is 100% free. You won't get an answering service. You won't get an associate. Either Dan Mossinghoff or Darin Mangnall will speak to your personally. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

 

Colorado holds any prior offense you have ever had against you. It does not matter how long ago or in what state your prior occurred, BUT Colorado law does require the prosecution to prove that you have a prior in another state. Each attorney has a different way of handling this issue. We have successfully and ethically protected many of our clients who believe they may have a prior offense in a different state from the harsh penalties that Colorado has for multiple offenders. Mossinghoff Mangnall believes in holding the state to their burden. It is the state's job to prove that a prior exists, and they often cannot. We will make sure that your rights are fully protected. You do not have a prior unless the state can prove that you absolutely do. If you think that you may have a prior alcohol related driving offense in any state, it is imperative that you call us immediately. Daniel Mossinghoff or Darin Mangnall will speak to your personally. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

 

Many people believe they understand the system. Most people really think that the government is fair and that if they just give it a chance, their case will be dealt with in a just manner. That idea is always wrong! The justice system is not concerned with your life, your liberty or about giving you a fair shot at justice. It does not care about you; it is blind to the specifics of your life. Exercising your right attorney is the only way to insure your that the government does not ruin your life. Daniel Mossinghoff and Darin Mangnall have dedicated their lives to protecting you from the unfettered power of the state. Talking to us gives you some perspective, but hiring us will give you a chance. Even if you feel you are guilty, we can help you avoid the many obstacles that you are blindly facing without the advice of an attorney. Do not take a leap of faith with the government. Call us and take advantage of our free advice. We are here night and day, call any time. Daniel Mossinghoff or Darin Mangnall will speak to your personally. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

 

Most attorneys will tell you that it absolutely is always worth it to hire an attorney, and in most instances they are correct. The truth its, it may not always be necessary depending on your particular circumstances. It is sometimes possible for you to get the deal you want without professional help. No other attorney will be that honest with you, but the attorneys at Mossinghoff Mangnall will not lie to you. Most attorneys will tell you they can always help you; they will tell what makes you feel good so they can get your money. We will tell you the truth. We make money off of the referrals that we get from the cases we win and from the honesty we give. We have twenty years of combined success because we are good. We fight for our clients, but we will never lie to gain a client. You deserve our best, and we will give you the benefit of twenty years of experience, unfettered, clear and concise. Call us for a free opportunity to talk about your situation. Talk to us for free and make up your own mind about how this case will affect your life. Daniel Mossinghoff or Darin Mangnall will speak to your personally. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

 

The only way to know is to talk to as many attorneys as you can until you feel comfortable with the one you choose. We encourage competition. Daniel Mossinghoff and Darin Mangnall know that they are the best attorneys to handle your case. They welcome the opportunity to compare their skills against any other attorney in the state. We have the experience, the dedication and the passion that most attorneys lack. We will be there for you every step of the way, and we promise to give you our best every day. Give us a call and see that we back up our words with confidence and professional expertise. Our consultations are free. We are here for you 24 - 7, seven days a week. Daniel Mossinghoff or Darin Mangnall will give you the advantage of our twenty combined years of experience day or night. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

 

DUID

Have you been charged with driving while under the influence of drugs? This is an increasingly complex defense arena. The laws concerning drugged driving (known as DUID in Colorado) are changing every year. Mossinghoff Mangnall, P.C. is dedicated to keep up with this evolving area of the law.

 

If you have been arrested for a DUID, you should be aware of some key issues. First, if the police can establish probable cause to arrest you for DUID, the police can chose the type of test you must take for you. Often, the police used to require a urine test. However, if you are arrested for DUID of marijuana, urine tests cannot tell anyone whether you were under the influence at the time of driving. A urine test can only tell someone that you ingested marijuana in approximately the last thirty days. Due to this, the state typically now requires a blood test. Blood tests are able to test the amount of active THC in the system. As a result, the legislature is trying to pass a new law for a per se level of intoxication for marijuana. Recently, a bill that would have created a law that would make it illegal to drive with a blood content of 5 ng (or nanograms) of active THC in your system. However, we can expect groups like MADD to attempt to get this law passed soon.

 

Another major issue in DUID cases is field sobriety tests. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (also known as SFSTs or roadside tests) have been tested in laboratory settings as they relate to alcohol cases, i.e. DUIs. However, there are no studies that are blind-tested and relied upon within the scientific community that prove any real relation between performance on the roadsides and impairment by drugs while driving. As a result, we have been very successful in attacking the scientific validity, and therefore the relevance of roadside tests in DUIDs. Please note that roadside tests are not to be confused with Drug Recognition Evaluators--typically known as DREs. DREs are specialized police officers that are trained to evaluate drug impairment.

 

Finally, it is very likely that you can avoid a driver's license suspension even if you are charged for DUID if you have smart, competent representation.

 

Call us for a free consultation if you have been charged for a DUID. We are committed to staying on the cutting edge of this area of the law and we can help. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

Felony Offenses

If you have been charged with any felony offense, you definitely need a lawyer. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is that when you are charged with a felony, YOU CAN BE SENT TO PRISON. The same is not true for any misdemeanor offense where you can only be incarcerated in the county jail. This does not mean that you will automatically be facing a prison sentence. With twenty combined years of experience in felony work, the attorneys at Mossinghoff Mangnall have a proven track record of keeping our clients out of prison. They will do everything in their power to keep you free. Do not go unrepresented in any felony matter. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

Take a look at the potential penalties you could face if you are convicted of a felony in Colorado. Colorado classifies felonies from class ONE (1) to class SIX (6). Class one is the most serious (i.e. murder) and class six is the least serious (i.e. Aggravated Driving After Revocation Prohibited, this is what you are charged with when you get a DUI when your license is revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender). Most of the felonies charged in Colorado fall in the range of class THREE to class SIX.
The potential prison sentences for the different classifications of felonies are as follows:

 

The minimum sentence is Life Imprisonment; the maximum sentence is Death.

 

The minimum presumptive sentence is EIGHT (8) YEARS IN PRISON; the maximum presumptive sentence is TWENTY-FOUR (24) YEARS IN PRISON. It could be as little as FOUR (4) YEARS IN PRISON or as much as FORTY-EIGHT (48) YEARS IN PRISON depending on the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of your case.
In addition to any prison, there is a period of FIVE (5) YEARS OF PAROLE should you actually be sentenced to prison.
There is a potential fine from $5,000 to $1,000,000.

 

The minimum presumptive sentence is FOUR (4) YEARS IN PRISON; the maximum presumptive sentence is TWELVE (12) YEARS IN PRISON. It could be as little as TWO (2) YEARS IN PRISON or as much as TWENTY-FOUR (24) YEARS IN PRISON depending on the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of your case.
In addition to any prison, there is a period of FIVE (5) YEARS OF PAROLE should you actually be sentenced to prison.
There is a potential fine from $3,000 to $750,000.

 

The minimum presumptive sentence is TWO (2) YEARS IN PRISON; the maximum presumptive sentence is SIX (6) YEARS IN PRISON. It could be as little as ONE (1) YEARS IN PRISON or as much as TWELVE (12) YEARS IN PRISON depending on the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of your case.
In addition to any prison, there is a period of THREE (3) YEARS OF PAROLE should you actually be sentenced to prison.
There is a potential fine from $2,000 to $500,000.

 

The minimum presumptive sentence is ONE (1) YEAR IN PRISON; the maximum presumptive sentence is THREE (3) YEARS IN PRISON. It could be as little as SIX MONTHS IN PRISON or as much as SIX (6) YEARS IN PRISON depending on the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of your case.
In addition to any prison, there is a period of TWO (2) YEARS OF PAROLE should you actually be sentenced to prison.
There is a potential fine from $1,000 to $100,000.

 

The minimum presumptive sentence is ONE (1) YEAR IN PRISON; the maximum presumptive sentence is EIGHTEEN (18) MONTHS IN PRISON. It could be as little as SIX (6) MONTHS IN PRISON or as much as THREE (3) YEARS IN PRISON depending on the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of your case.
In addition to any prison, there is a period of ONE (1) YEARS OF PAROLE should you actually be sentenced to prison.
There is a potential fine from $1,000 to $100,000.

 

Even if you are able to avoid being sent to prison, a felony conviction can still wreak havoc on your life. It will ensure that you will never be able to own or possess a firearm for the rest of your life. It will make it difficult to find a good job. It will make it difficult to rent an apartment. It will stay with you forever; you will have to explain it to many different people in many different scary and embarrassing situations. The attorneys at Mossinghoff Mangnall have been extremely successful in saving our clients from actual felony convictions.

Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.

 

Drugs

We are committed to staying on the cutting edge of this area of the law and we can help. Contact us now so that we can discuss your case as soon as possible; 303-502-5816 or email us at dan@mmduidenver.com or darin@mmduidenver.com.