People often give me a call from Rocky Ford or La Junta. Sometimes they
are locals and sometimes they are just driving along Highway 50. My most
common calls are either for a Driving Under the Influence “DUI Charge,” or a Driving while ability impaired “DWAI” most often
for alcohol, but sometimes for marijuana or even prescription drugs. People
are often looking for a lawyer who exclusively handles criminal defenses
cases, not ones who dabble in a variety of areas such as divorce, personal
injury or wills. People call me because they are looking for a Criminal
Defense lawyer they can trust who exclusively handles criminal cases and
gets proven results.
If you're charged in Otero County, you're going to have to appear
at the Otero County Combined Court located at 13 West Third St, in La Junta.
Depending if you're facing misdemeanor level or Felony DUI charges,
you will either be in County or District Court. Your DUI will be charged
as a Felony if you have had three or more prior alcohol or drug related
driving convictions in your lifetime.
If your DUI case is a misdemeanor level charge, then Judge Manley will
preside over the case.If you're facing the felony level DUI Charge,
your case will be presided over by Judge Schiferl or Judge MacDonnel.
Upon being arrested and bonding out of the Otero County jail for a DUI
charge, it is important to call a DUI lawyer who knows the system and
knows how to fight for you aggressively. It is important to call as soon
as possible to fight for your rights aggressively.