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Because DUIs can follow you for a lifetime, taking the punishment without a fight is often not your best option.

The skilled DUI attorneys at Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, in Denver, CO, and Avon can fight conviction and mitigate punitive measures.

Years-long punishment unravels lives. Find out what flaws could exist in your case before it happens to you. Request a free consultation.

Don't Throw in the Towel On a DUI, DUID, or DWAI

The penalties for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (commonly called DUI, DUID, or DWAI) are far reaching.

These consequences can affect nearly every part of your life, from your freedom to your ability to drive to work. Don't plead guilty without knowing what it might mean for your future.

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Don't Wait to Get Started!  You've Got 7 Days to Act

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If you are facing DUI charges in Colorado, you are at risk of having your license suspended even before you go to court. You have only seven days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles where you can argue to retain your driving privileges.

DUI defendants who choose not to have a DMV hearing, or miss the deadline to request it, will have their license suspended.

Our attorneys at Dunsing, Deakins & Galera in Denver and Avon can attend the hearing and help you defend your driving rights by introducing evidence, calling witnesses, and cross-examining the arresting officers.

Serving Denver & Vail Valley

The experienced DUI lawyers at the law firm of Dunsing, Deakins & Galera provide locals and tourists skilled DUI defense and criminal defense throughout Denver, including the communities of Lakewood, Aurora, and Centennial, and in the Eagle County communities of Avon and Vail Valley. Don't risk jail time or felony convictions without a fight.

The Cost of a 1st Time DUI In Colorado


The average cost of a first-time DUI in Colorado costs $13,530. Felony convictions cost even more. Don't let a flawed field sobriety test or blood test determine your future. Our criminal defense tactics will examine every angle to help avoid conviction or mitigate punishment.

Our Attorneys Are Honest, Approachable Call for a Free Consultation

When it comes to DUIs, DUIDs, or DWAIs, set aside the belief that the outcome has already been decided. The untrained eye can’t see the opportunities hidden in your situation. But the DUI lawyers at the law firm of Dunsing, Deakins & Galera are trained to pick apart faulty charges and lay the groundwork for a DUI defense.  

Request a free consultation and we’ll listen to your case and give you an honest opinion about what you face.

There is a lot at stake, including jail time, fines, and your driver’s license. While you may be tempted to plead guilty and make it go away, that's a risky choice since a DUI can follow you for the rest of your life.

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Paul Binnebose


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Our case was one of the worst for the record books... They treated my family as their own and won massively for us in court! They were fair and compassionate with my son's best interest in mind...They are more then just lawyers, they became advocates and friends. A+++

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Amelia Muniz


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Lucy, Wendi, and Fred were all amazing throughout my case. Lucy's knowledge and expertise, as well as the law firm's professional connections with mediators and child family investigators, led to a custody resolution that truly represents the best interest of my son. Many thanks!

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Our Two-Pronged Approach …

With so much at stake, an attorney is always necessary with DUI charges. Our legal team will review police reports to analyze your situation for possible defenses which may include challenging the stop of your vehicle, challenging the roadside sobriety tests, and challenging the results of the breathalyzer or blood tests. 

Our attorneys will analyze your case and tailor your defense to your needs as well as uncover any opportunities to suppress evidence or develop a clear path for trial. 

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We will review your current situation to determine what steps can be taken to minimize the effects of a conviction on your day-to-day life and your ability to drive.

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Did You Know? The Rising BAC Defense


Chalk it up to biology, but a driver can be below the legal limit when they are driving, but by the time a chemical test is performed, their BAC may have edged into the DUI zone. It’s a quirk we can use to fight a conviction since it’s illegal to drive with a high BAC, but it’s not illegal to test with a high BAC.


Lauren Coker


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Fred, Lucy and Wendi were very professional and paid close attention to court deadlines and appearances. I was made aware in advance what documents needed to be filed and I was able to look them over before they filed them. I always knew what was going on with my case because they were very communicative about the whole divorce process. I would definitely recommend Dunsing & Deakins to anyone going through a divorce or legal separation.

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Chet Long


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Facing the court system in America can be a daunting task for anyone, especially those who are innocent of crimes that they have nevertheless been accused of... Mr. Joseph Galera, Esq., is the lawyer recommended by the law office to handle my case, and within a few hours of taking him on as my attorney, I already felt I had made the right choice... Mr. Galera is more than worth the cost of his services. I simply could not recommend anyone use any other defense attorney, if they have to deal with the court systems in the Denver-Aurora metro.

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Colorado's Restricted Driving Privileges

Offense No Drive Period Ignition Interlock
Restricted License
Early License
First DUI
(BAC ≤ .149)
1 month 8 months Yes, after 4 months
with ignition interlock
and no violations
2 or more DUIs
or BAC ≥ .15
1 month 2 years No
Refused BAC
2 months 2 years No

Did You Know? Mouth Alcohol Defense


“Mouth alcohol” is alcohol in the mouth or throat that can cause a falsely high breath test. This happens because the test is calibrated to record breath from the lungs, not the more concentrated alcohol in the mouth. What causes mouth alcohol? Lots of things, such as burping or vomiting within 20 minutes of the test. Did mouth alcohol affect your breath test?

Dunsing, Deakins & Galera

Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC

At Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, our team has over 50 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys are members of several professional legal organizations and have received a number of distinguished awards:

  • AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Contact us online or call us at (303) 758-8981 (Denver) or (970) 323-0023 (Avon) .

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"Facing the court system in America can be a daunting task for anyone, especially those who are innocent of crimes that they have nevertheless been accused of. Mr. Galera is more than worth the cost of his services. I simply could not recommend any other defense attorney. Seriously, call these folks!" Satisfied Client

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