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Over 1000 DUI Cases Resolved
Kevin Churchill is dedicated to protecting those accused of drunk driving, and from unnecessary convictions and criminal penalties.
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An attorney with years of experience in this specialized field can be a crucial asset, pointing you in the right direction as you make decisions about how to resolve your case.
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DENVER Criminal DUI Defense Lawyer

Every case is different, but the goal is always the same:

To minimize the impact a DUI arrest has on your life by reducing the charges against you or having the charges dropped altogether.

Common DUI Charges

Kevin Churchill provides aggressive defense to all DUI charges in Denver and the surrounding Colorado counties. He is dedicated to protecting those accused of drunk driving in Colorado from unnecessary convictions and criminal penalties. Our clients do not plead guilty when a better outcome can be obtained. DUI and DWAI convictions can have life-changing consequences beyond the criminal court penalties involved. Those charged with DUI in Denver are typically everyday people such as commercial truck drivers or anyone else that must drive in order to make a living and support their family.

With 20 years of experience, Kevin Churchill has represented hundreds of clients in Colorado that have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Experience in the field allows Mr. Churchill to uncover the weaknesses in the evidence against you.

Colorado DUI Laws

Colorado DUI laws have recently changed to include more severe penalties for those convicted of driving under the influence. It is more important than ever to have an expert DUI attorney when you have been charged with a drunk driving offense. Any offense that occurred after July 1, 2010 has increased mandatory minimum jail sentences attached, as well as the possible revocation of your driver’s license. The loss of a driver’s license is a significant burden for everyone. There are tremendous difficulties in getting to work, picking up the kids after school, or just getting your groceries at the supermarket. Hiring a competent and dedicated DUI lawyer is crucial. Mr. Churchill has represented those charged with DUI or DWAI in hundreds of cases. He handles cases throughout the Front Range and eastern Colorado. Please call our office immediately if you are facing charges, and by all means, do not plead guilty until an experienced attorney has thoroughly reviewed all aspects of your case.

Professional Licenses Affected by DUI in Denver, Colorado

  • Airline Pilot
  • Dentist
  • Doctor Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Truck Driver

Denver DUI Attorney

The defense of a Denver DUI requires experience in a very specialized field. In addition to being well versed in evidentiary law, criminal law, and constitutional law, a good DUI attorney in Denver must understand the science behind your blood alcohol test, and have the experience to understand how the Denver police make DUI arrests. Every case is different, but the goal is always the same:

To minimize the impact a DUI arrest has on your life by reducing the charges against you or having the charges dropped altogether.

The consequences for a DUI conviction can include both lengthy jail sentences as well as the loss of your privilege to drive. Even first offenses carry a 9 month revocation of your driver’s license — and mandatory jail if your blood alcohol content is very high. Our first objective is to help you avoid a conviction altogether, and if that cannot be done, then to help you avoid unreasonably harsh penalties in Denver courts and at the Colorado DMV. It’s important to fully understand the DUI laws in Colorado so you can avoid these adverse consequences. For example, it’s essential to know that you can be charged with and convicted of driving while impaired even if your BAC is under .08 percent, which is the legal limit. You do not have to be legally impaired to be charged with a crime. Without having this information, you might think it’s a good idea to speak with the police and inform them that you only had a little bit to drink. If you find yourself in this situation, think again. If you find yourself facing any type of DUI charge in Colorado, always consult with an experienced lawyer right away. Do not speak with anyone if your attorney is not present.

DUI Penalties

DUI is a criminal charge, and can result in substantial jail sentences. The testimony of a biased police officer could convict you and send you to jail. An experienced DUI lawyer can make the difference between going to jail, or not.

Colorado DMV

Your license to drive may be revoked as a result of your DUI charge. You must act within 7 days in order to preserve your right to have a DMV hearing regarding your driver’s license. You have more than 7 days if the police tested your blood.


The evidence in DUI cases can be complicated. An attorney with many years of experience in this specialized field can be a crucial asset, pointing you in the right direction as you make decisions about how to resolve your case.

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Case results
Not Guilty
DUI Charge
Client turned the wrong way on a one-way street, colliding with another vehicle, then into a tree. Client refused a blood or breath test.
Case Dismissed
DUI Charge
Client drives moving truck off the road into a ditch. Client refused both a blood or breath test, and refused roadside tests.
Dismissed at Motions Hearing
DUI Charge
Client pulled over for expired plates. Client took a breath test with results well over the legal limit.
Not Guilty
DUI Charge
Client found at his vehicle changing a flat tire. Client shows obvious signs of impairment and tested over the legal limit.
Reduced to Reckless Driving
DUI Charge
Client asleep in driver’s seat with engine running. Blood test reveals prescription drugs, marijuana and alcohol.

The Cost of a DUI in Denver, Colorado

There are hefty court costs, fines, probation costs, alcohol treatment costs, increased insurance premiums, lost job opportunities, and so on. The fee that you will pay to have expert legal representation can be small by comparison. Drunk driving is a criminal offense, but with the added complexity of having scientific evidence that is unique to these types of cases. This is why it is best to hire a lawyer that specializes in DUI defense cases. Many people incorrectly assume that there is no chance to beat the case against them. It requires someone well-versed in this specialized field of law to help you determine if a conviction can be avoided in your particular case. Rarely are those breaks in the prosecutor’s case apparent to someone who does not regularly practice law in this field. When a conviction cannot be avoided, it will help a great deal to have an attorney work to minimize the penalties that you will face in court – especially on second or subsequent offenses. Additionally, having a local attorney who is well-respected by the judges and opposing counsel will be a significant benefit to your case.

The defense of your case will involve many layers of analysis, beginning with the constitutionality, or legality, of your traffic stop (or contact from the police for whatever reason). If the police did not have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to stop you to begin with, then all of the evidence against you must be thrown out. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to recognize when this is applicable and will file the appropriate motions – in this case, a motion to suppress. If the evidence is legally admissible against you – then the analysis turns to the reliability and credibility of the evidence itself. This means the evidence can be presented in court against you, and it’s your attorney’s job to develop a plan to poke holes in that evidence and raise reasonable doubt with the judge or jury. With field sobriety tests being given incorrectly, breath machines committing testing errors, police failing to follow procedures, and evidence being improperly collected – many of those charged with DUI simply accept a conviction when there are DUI defense arguments.

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Denver Metro Area

Your guilt or innocence under Colorado DUI law rests on evidence that must be closely examined before you plead guilty to any drug or alcohol driving offense. The penalties for a DUI conviction are too great to ignore the possibility that the evidence against you is wrong. Experienced drunk driving defense involves never accepting the evidence on its face. We will scrutinize the evidence that other lawyers may assume can’t be defeated, because we understand that DUI evidence is much more complicated than meets the eye. Whether this involves challenging the evidence or questioning the credibility of the police officers involved in the case, we will do everything in our power to ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves. Please give one of our offices a call; we have one located in Westminster, and one in Aravada. Mr. Churchill will directly answer any questions you may have regarding your case, and give you advice about what you should do to protect your criminal record and your driver’s license.

We offer some advice about what to do when you have been pulled over on our page entitled DUI Arrest Advice. However, most people come to our website after they have already been arrested, and are now looking for advice on what steps to take to protect themselves:

Our clients do not plead guilty when a better outcome can be obtained.
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The Steps You Should Take After You Have Been Arrested:

  1. Do not make any statements to the police. In fact, it is better to hand them your driver’s license and other identification than it is to speak when they ask who you are. Certainly, the officer is going to note in his report that you had slurred speech – even in cases where you did not. Everything you say and do can and will be used against you. It’s never advisable to tell the police that you had anything to drink, even if you believe it might help. For example, you might think admitting that you were drinking but only had one drink might be helpful. On the contrary, the only thing this does is provide evidence that you were drinking and driving. Even if you truly only did have one drink, sharing this information is almost never going to be beneficial to you and your case.
  2. Request a Colorado DMV hearing within seven days of taking a breath test or within seven days of refusing to take the test. In blood test cases, request a DMV hearing as soon as you are notified by the DMV of a pending license revocation. Always ask for the officer to be present. This is an important hearing and can actually provide your lawyer with incredibly valuable information that can be used during your criminal case. At this hearing, your lawyer will get to cross examine the police officer involved in your case. This gives them the opportunity to see if the officer’s testimony against you will be strong, and it will also show how well the officer comes across on the witness stand against you. This is also your chance to fight the revocation of your license, which for many people, is even more important than fighting the conviction.
  3. Retain an experienced Denver DUI lawyer to evaluate your case before the first court date, or the DMV hearing date. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the better, since it may take some time to answer the necessary questions of your particular case. Protecting you from the negative ramifications of a DUI can be complicated, so it is imperative to give your lawyer enough time to prepare a proper defense. This is especially true when it comes to speaking with non-intoxication witnesses, or when reviewing surveillance footage if applicable. Most video footage from bars, restaurants, or other stores is deleted quickly if it isn’t specifically requested by the police or an attorney. If you wait too long to speak with a lawyer, important exculpatory evidence may no longer exist.
  4. Do not plead guilty, or assume that you are guilty. Contrary to what most people think, there are DUI defense arguments that can be used in most cases. DUI and DUID cases involve very complex evidence that must be collected by the police in a lawful manner, as well as a scientifically valid manner. Experienced representation is the only way to discover if the police, and the prosecution, have what they need to convict you.

We accept cases in all Denver area counties; including Jefferson County, Arapahoe County, Adams County, Boulder County, Douglas County, Broomfield County, Weld County, Larimer County, El Paso County, and many others. Our law office is centrally located in Denver and easily accessible from Interstate 25.

Denver DUI Defense Experience

Kevin Churchill has over 2 decades of experience providing DUI and DMV hearing defense representation in all Denver metro area courts. Kevin Churchill offers experienced defense for all DUI related charges, as well as all criminal charges related to the DUI case, including felony drug possession, domestic violence, and assault.

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Mr. Churchill has been a positive influence, and has worked to help me in a time that I was in desperate need of counsel.
Mr. Churchill is a kind and compassionate counsel and a well versed attorney that was well received by the court. He really knew what he was doing and how best to represent me. It was clear that his experience with the court and judiciary personnel helped greatly on my behalf. I will, and am very pleased to recommend Mr. Churchill to anyone I know for the professional help he has provided.
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We would recommend Kevin Churchill as the absolute BEST.
Best attorney in Colorado for not just navigating the legal system and all that it entails but most importantly that Kevin and his team will take on the most serious of cases and get their clients the best possible outcome. No doubt if your circumstances are likely (by the law) to result in a very serious outcome you need the BEST possible attorney to represent you or your loved one. We would recommend Kevin Churchill as the absolute BEST. Call him when you are in need - he answers the phone and he cares.
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We will never forget what you did for us Kevin!
I was wrongly accused, and I contacted Kevin Churchill to defend me. He was always prompt in returning my phone calls. Kevin truly believed in me and was very determined to bring forth the truth, this means a lot when you know you are wrongly accused and don't know the process, Kevin took the time to answer all of my questions and truly listen to me. He was always honest with me which I really appreciate. We ended up taking to trial and his knowledge, determination, and professionalism was exceptional. He worked very hard to go through all of the evidence when preparing from my trial...
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Highly professional service. Kevin is extremely kind and caring, and always made himself available to communicate through phone or email. He guided me through the whole legal process and explained everything in a clear and understandable manner. I always felt that he had my best interest. Kevin is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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His fees are very reasonable and worth every penny.
Kevin did an excellent job on my case. He guided me through the entire legal process providing clear answers and prompt follow-up. He is very professional and worked through all the case mitigation in detail plus proved to be an excellent spokesman and negotiator on my behalf. His fees are very reasonable and worth every penny.
J.A. Past Client
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I have no doubt that Kevin Churchill was the best attorney in that courtroom.
Mr. Churchill skillfully represented me at my bond hearing, and again at my plea & setting appearance. Kevin most distinguished himself at my sentencing hearing. We met outside the courtroom to review procedure and finalize his presentation to the judge. As we were waiting for my opportunity to stand before the court, I thought of some important, but previously undisclosed facts & evidence, and shared them with Kevin by passing a note. He whispered a few questions to clarify the new information, then on the spot, with no prior notice revised his argument just in time to speak briefly with the D.A., and stand before the judge with me...
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