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The Orr Law Firm LLC
Rhidian Orr

295 Clayton Street
Suite 203
Denver CO 80206
(303) 818-2448

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The Orr Law Firm, LLC is a criminal defense law firm that focuses exclusively on DUI/DWAI and criminal traffic defense.

  • DUI/DWAI/DUID/UDD
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Criminal Traffic Offenses
  • DUR/DUS
  • DMV Administrative Hearings
  • Habitual Traffic Offender cases
  • Careless Driving Causing SBI/Death

The Orr Law Firm, LLC represents clients with any combination of the above charges in county court, district court, federal court and municipal court.

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The Orr Law Firm, LLC offers flat fees, affordable rates and payment plans.

  • Flat Fees
  • No Hidden Fees or Costs
  • Payment Plans Available
  • Affordable Rates
  • All Four Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Consultations

Call 720-457-9015 today for a no obligation, FREE Consultation to discuss your case and how we can help.

What you do in the first seven days after your Colorado DUI arrest is critical in protecting your rights and privilege to drive!

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DUI

 

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The Orr Law Firm, LLC focuses on DUI defense.  Alcohol-related driving offenses and other serious criminal traffic infractions is all we handle.  Rhidian Orr has chosen to make DUI defense the focus of his firm and has dedicated the last seven years of his practice to defending DUI cases.  The Orr Law Firm has handled over 1,000 DUI cases and the attorneys at The Orr Law Firm have extensive training in DUI defense tactics and evidentiary processes.  All the attorneys at the Firm are members of the National College for DUI Defense and are also certified in Standard Field Sobriety Tests at the same as level as police officers.  Mr. Orr is also certified in the operation of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, the breath machine used for all Colorado breath tests. 

If you are caught driving under the influence , you have already made one mistake; do not make another by not consulting with a Colorado DUI attorney. Individuals can make poor choices when under the influence of alcohol or drugs. By working with a Colorado DUI attorney, you are working to make sure that not only are you able to make amends for your choices, but that you are able to protect your rights and minimize the impact this charge has on your life. The biggest misnomer in criminal defense is that all DUI clients are guilty.  This could not be farther from the truth. The DA’s office will not be lenient with you just because you admit a mistake and attempt to take responsibility. Driving under the influence is a mistake; make sure you do not make any further mistakes by not hiring a Colorado DUI lawyer. 

If you want one of Colorado’s premier DUI defense firms to represent you on your alleged DUI, contact The Orr Law Firm, LLC today.  Remember, what you do in the first seven (7) days after your DUI arrest is critical in protecting your rights and your privilege to drive.  Do not wait; failure to respond will result in an automatic revocation in your driving privileges.  Contact The Orr Law Firm today for a free consultation and to discuss your case.

Vehicular assault

18-3-205. Vehicular assault. 

(1) (a) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and this conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault.

(b) (I) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, and this conduct is the proximate cause of a serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault. This is a strict liability crime.

 

 (II) For the purposes of this subsection (1), one or more drugs shall mean all substances defined as a drug in section 12-22-303 (13), C.R.S., and all controlled substances defined in section 12-22-303 (7), C.R.S., and glue-sniffing, aerosol inhalation, or the inhalation of any other toxic vapor or vapors as defined in section 18-18-412.

 (III) The fact that any person charged with a violation of this subsection (1) is or has been entitled to use one or more drugs under the laws of this state shall not constitute a defense against any charge of violating this subsection (1).

(IV) "Driving under the influence" means driving a vehicle when a person has consumed alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of alcohol and one or more drugs, which alcohol alone, or one or more drugs alone, or alcohol combined with one or more drugs affect such person to a degree that such person is substantially incapable, either mentally or physically, or both mentally and physically, of exercising clear judgment, sufficient physical control, or due care in the safe operation of a vehicle.

 (c) Vehicular assault, in violation of paragraph (a) of this subsection (1), is a class 5 felony. Vehicular assault, in violation of paragraph (b) of this subsection (1), is a class 4 felony.

 

 

(2) In any prosecution for a violation of subsection (1) of this section, the amount of alcohol in the defendant's blood or breath at the time of the commission of the alleged offense, or within a reasonable time thereafter, as shown by analysis of the defendant's blood or breath, shall give rise to the following presumptions:

(a) If there was at such time 0.05 or less grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of blood, or if there was at such time 0.05 or less grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath, it shall be presumed that the defendant was not under the influence of alcohol.

 (b) If there was at such time in excess of 0.05 but less than 0.08 grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of blood, or if there was at such time in excess of 0.05 but less than 0.08 grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath, such fact may be considered with other competent evidence in determining whether or not the defendant was under the influence of alcohol.

 

 (c) If there was at such time 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of blood, or if there was at such time 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath, it shall be presumed that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol.

 

(3) The limitations of subsection (2) of this section shall not be construed as limiting the introduction, reception, or consideration of any other competent evidence bearing upon the question of whether or not the defendant was under the influence of alcohol.

 

(4) (a) If a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that any person was driving a motor vehicle in violation of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section, the person, upon the request of the law enforcement officer, shall take, and complete, and cooperate in the completing of any test or tests of the person's blood, breath, saliva, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcoholic or drug content within his or her system. The type of test or tests shall be determined by the law enforcement officer requiring the test or tests. If the person refuses to take, or to complete, or to cooperate in the completing of any test or tests, the test or tests may be performed at the direction of a law enforcement officer having probable cause, without the person's authorization or consent. If any person refuses to take, or to complete, or to cooperate in the taking or completing of any test or tests required by this paragraph (a), the person shall be subject to license revocation pursuant to the provisions of section 42-2-126 (3), C.R.S. When the test or tests show that the amount of alcohol in a person's blood was in violation of the limits provided for in section 42-2-126 (3) (a), (3) (b), (3) (d), or (3) (e), C.R.S., the person shall be subject to license revocation pursuant to the provisions of section 42-2-126, C.R.S.

 (b) Any person who is required to submit to testing shall cooperate with the person authorized to obtain specimens of his blood, breath, saliva, or urine, including the signing of any release or consent forms required by any person, hospital, clinic, or association authorized to obtain such specimens. If such person does not cooperate with the person, hospital, clinic, or association authorized to obtain such specimens, including the signing of any release or consent forms, such noncooperation shall be considered a refusal to submit to testing.

(c) The tests shall be administered at the direction of a law enforcement officer having probable cause to believe that the person committed a violation of subparagraph (I) of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section and in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the state board of health concerning the health of the person being tested and the accuracy of such testing. Strict compliance with such rules and regulations shall not be a prerequisite to the admissibility of test results at trial unless the court finds that the extent of noncompliance with a board of health rule has so impaired the validity and reliability of the testing method and the test results as to render the evidence inadmissible. In all other circumstances, failure to strictly comply with such rules and regulations shall only be considered in the weight to be given to the test results and not to the admissibility of such test results. It shall not be a prerequisite to the admissibility of test results at trial that the prosecution present testimony concerning the composition of any kit used to obtain blood, urine, saliva, or breath specimens. A sufficient evidentiary foundation concerning the compliance of such kits with the rules and regulations of the department of public health and environment shall be established by the introduction of a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's certificate of compliance with such rules and regulations if such certificate specifies the contents, sterility, chemical makeup, and amounts of chemicals contained in such kit.

(d) No person except a physician, a registered nurse, a paramedic as certified in part 2 of article 3.5 of title 25, C.R.S., an emergency medical technician as defined in part 1 of article 3.5 of title 25, C.R.S., or a person whose normal duties include withdrawing blood samples under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse shall be entitled to withdraw blood for the purpose of determining the alcoholic or drug content therein. In any trial for a violation of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section, testimony of a law enforcement officer that he witnessed the taking of a blood specimen by a person who he reasonably believed was authorized to withdraw blood specimens shall be sufficient evidence that such person was so authorized, and testimony from the person who obtained the blood specimens concerning such person's authorization to obtain blood specimens shall not be a prerequisite to the admissibility of test results concerning the blood specimens obtained. No civil liability shall attach to any person authorized to obtain blood, breath, saliva, or urine specimens or to any hospital, clinic, or association in or for which such specimens are obtained pursuant to this subsection (4) as a result of the act of obtaining such specimens from any person if such specimens were obtained according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the state board of health; except that such provision shall not relieve any such person from liability for negligence in the obtaining of any specimen sample.

(e) Any person who is dead or unconscious shall be tested to determine the alcohol or drug content of his blood or any drug content of his system as provided in this subsection (4). If a test cannot be administered to a person who is unconscious, hospitalized, or undergoing medical treatment because the test would endanger the person's life or health, the law enforcement agency shall be allowed to test any blood, urine, or saliva which was obtained and not utilized by a health care provider and shall have access to that portion of the analysis and results of any tests administered by such provider which shows the alcohol or drug content of the person's blood or any drug content within his system. Such test results shall not be considered privileged communications, and the provisions of section 13-90-107, C.R.S., relating to the physician-patient privilege shall not apply. Any person who is dead, in addition to the tests prescribed, shall also have his blood checked for carbon monoxide content and for the presence of drugs, as prescribed by the department of public health and environment. Such information obtained shall be made a part of the accident report.

(f) If a person refuses to take, or to complete, or to cooperate in the completing of any test or tests as provided in this subsection (4) and such person subsequently stands trial for a violation of subsection (1) (b) of this section, the refusal to take, or to complete, or to cooperate with the completing of any test or tests shall be admissible into evidence at the trial, and a person may not claim the privilege against self-incrimination with regard to the admission of his refusal to take, or to complete, or to cooperate with the completing of any test or tests.

(g) Notwithstanding any provision in section 42-4-1301.1, C.R.S., concerning requirements which relate to the manner in which tests are administered, the test or tests taken pursuant to the provisions of this section may be used for the purposes of driver's license revocation proceedings under section 42-2-126, C.R.S., and for the purposes of prosecutions for violations of section 42-4-1301 (1) or (2), C.R.S.

(5) In all actions, suits, and judicial proceedings in any court of this state concerning alcohol-related or drug-related traffic offenses, the court shall take judicial notice of methods of testing a person's alcohol or drug level and of the design and operation of devices, as certified by the department of public health and environment, for testing a person's blood, breath, saliva, or urine to determine his alcohol or drug level. This subsection (5) shall not prevent the necessity of establishing during a trial that the testing devices used were working properly and that such testing devices were properly operated. Nothing in this subsection (5) shall preclude a defendant from offering evidence concerning the accuracy of testing devices.

Vehicular Assault cases in Colorado are serious crimes with serious punishments. Vehicular assault is a felony in Colorado and dependent upon the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim, you could be facing 1-12 years in prison and/or a significant jail sentence along with substantial fines and restitution costs. Vehicular assault involves serious bodily injury and anytime someone is seriously injured in an accident and it is determined that you were negligent (often times due to alcohol or drug impairment). Even a first offense has prison attached as a possible penalty. If you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, the District Attorney will likely seek the maximum sentence possible.

It is imperative that you seek counsel with a law firm and a Colorado Vehicular Assault attorney who has experience handling such cases. Never hire a general criminal defense attorney for a vehicular assault case. You want the best representation you can afford and hiring an attorney who dedicates their entire practice to defending DUI’s and serious criminal traffic cases is where you should seek representation.

It is important to note that you can be charged with vehicular assault any time someone is injured in an accident and you were at fault and determined to be driving carelessly or negligently. The injured party can even be a passenger in your own vehicle. It does not matter and that person does not want or have to press charges in order for the District Attorney to go forward with a vehicular assault charge.

The experienced Vehicular Assault attorneys at The Orr Law Firm, LLC will passionately defend you and protect your rights in all cases. We will offer sound legal advice and aggressively represent our client’s best interests in order to achieve a favorable outcome. If you or a loved one has been charged with vehicular assault, contact an attorney at The Orr Law Firm immediately for a no obligation, FREE Consultation today. You can reach our Denver office at 720-457-9015 or email us at mailto:mailto:orrlaw@orrlaw.com

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The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C.

295 Clayton Street
Suite 203
Denver, CO 80206

Direct Phone: (720) 457-9015 or (970) 222-5556

Fax: (303) 845-9140


Denver CO Criminal Defense Attorney


The Orr Law Firm LLC

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Aggressive and Experienced Denver DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Orr Law Firm, LLC of Denver, Colorado represents those facing drunk driving charges in courtrooms throughout the Denver area and Colorado's Front Range. In many cases you have only seven days from your arrest to respond in order to preserve your rights. In all cases, you only have seven days to respond after receiving your DMV Express Consent Affidavit in order to protect your privilege to drive in Colorado and to avoid the automatic revocation of your driver’s license.

Attorneys at The Orr Law Firm, LLC will uncompromisingly fight to defend your rights and protect your driving privileges in all DUI and traffic related matters including Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearings dealing with license suspensions, revocations, and habitual traffic offender (HTO) issues.  We will handle every aspect of your DUI/DWAI or criminal traffic matter from start to finish. 

Colorado DUI attorneys with The Orr Law Firm, LLC exclusively handle DUI and criminal traffic matters.  Many attorneys claim to have experience “handling” DUI cases, but few have the specific knowledge, training and passion that are required to handle such a complex charge.  Denver DUI lawyer Rhidian Orr and his staff promise to provide you with aggressive and competent representation while providing you with a level of customer service that is rare in the legal field.

Our mission is to provide each and every client of The Orr Law Firm with the highest quality of representation possible in order to obtain the best result achievable in each and every case.  To achieve this mission, The Orr Law Firm has a staff dedicated to defending you, reviewing your case and communicating with you, the client.    

Why Should You Hire a Colorado DUI Defense Lawyer?

An aggressive and well-trained Colorado DUI lawyer will understand and embrace the challenges in DUI defense and will investigate and exploit issues with every test result.  Because of the complexity and difficulty in preparing successful defenses, you must select your DUI defense attorney carefully and ensure that their level of knowledge is superior to that of other defense attorneys.  Do not hire based on price alone.  Remember, you often get what you pay for when it comes to criminal defense attorneys.  Almost all criminal defense attorneys claim to “handle” DUI cases; however, before you retain an attorney you need to visit the “Selecting a DUI Attorney” page to ensure your attorney has the right combination of experience, training and knowledge in defending Colorado drunk driving cases. 

DUI is unique in that it is committed primarily by individuals who are respectable citizens who have never been in trouble before and have no prior criminal record.  These individuals often feel as though they made a mistake and that the “system” will understand this, and that they will receive the minimum penalties and thus do not need to spend money on a Colorado DUI attorney, but rather can hire any criminal defense attorney.  As a result, these highly complex cases are handled routinely by attorneys with insufficient knowledge of the extensive scientific, evidentiary, procedural, and tactical considerations involved.  The result is often less than desirable and often very predictable for the client.

Attorneys at The Orr Law Firm, LLC have worked on over a 1,000 DUI and criminal traffic cases and have earned a reputation as one of Colorado’s top DUI defense firms.  To learn more about Rhidian Orr and his staff of trained professionals, visit the Our Staff page or contact The Orr Law Firm for a no obligation, free consultation to discuss your case and the facts surrounding it. 

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Attorny Profiles

Rhidian D.W. Orr

Denver, Colorado

Senior Partner / Owner

Rhidian Orr is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Denver, obtained an MBA from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business and graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 2000. Rhidian believes that fighting for the rights of the accused and defending the innocent is the most rewarding practice within law. Rhidian Orr practices criminal defense exclusively and has made DUI defense the focus of his firm. Since 2002, The Orr Law Firm has defended over 1,000 DUI cases.

Areas of Practice:

  • DUI/DWAI/DUID/UDD
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Careless Driving Causing SBI/Death
  • Criminal Traffic Offenses
  • DUR/DUS
  • Habitual Traffic Offender Cases
  • DMV Administrative Hearings

Bar Admissions:

Colorado, 2002
Minnesota, 2003

Education:

University of Denver College of Law; Denver, CO 2000
J.D.
University of Denver, Daniels College of Business; Denver, CO 2002
M.B.A.
University of Denver; Denver, CO 1994
B.A.

Memberships:

Certifications:

  • NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Practitioner Certified in SFST's (Standard Field Sobriety Tests)
    • Instructor Certified in SFST's (one of only a handful of Colorado Attorneys to be certified as an instructor)
    • DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) Overview Certified
  • Intoxilyzer 5000EN Certified
    • Certified in the operation of the breath machine used for all Colorado DUI breath tests

Stacie Woods

Denver, Colorado

Associate Attorney

Stacie Woods did her undergraduate work at Western Washington University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Diversity and then graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 2006. Stacie was previously a public defender for the Colorado State Public Defender's Office and most recently ran her own law firm focusing on criminal defense prior to joining The Orr Law Firm, LLC.

Areas of Practice:

  • DUI/DWAI/DUID/UDD
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Criminal Traffic Offenses
  • DUR/DUS
  • DMV Administrative Hearings
  • Careless Driving Causing SBI/Death

Bar Admissions:

Colorado, 2006

Education:

Hamline University School of Law; St. Paul, MN 2006
J.D.
Western Washington University; Bellingham, WA 2003
B.A.

Memberships:

Certifications:

  • NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Practitioner Certified in SFST's (Standard Field Sobriety Tests)
    • Instructor Certified in SFST's (one of only a handful of Colorado Attorneys to be certified as an instructor)
    • DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) Overview Certified

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Firm Overview


 

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The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C. is Colorado’s premier DUI defense law firm. The Orr Law Firm focuses exclusively on DUI and criminal traffic defense. Denver DUI attorney Rhidian Orr, senior partner and owner of The Orr Law Firm, believes that DUI defense is so complex that a firm must focus exclusively on this area of law in order to provide clients with the expertise and knowledgeable defense they deserve.

Attorneys at The Orr Law Firm go through extensive training and certifications to ensure they are up-to-date on all cutting edge defense strategies and evidentiary principles as they relate to DUI defense. Attorneys at The Orr Law Firm are active members of the National College for DUI Defense, are certified in Standard Roadside Sobriety Testing and are certified in the operation of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN.

DUI defense is our passion and we promise to provide all clients with exceptional customer service and the best possible legal defense as it relates to each individual case. Almost half of all of our clients are either return clients or referrals. This speaks volumes to the success of our firm and the satisfaction of our clients. The majority of criminal defense attorneys claim to "handle" DUI cases, but you need a Colorado DUI defense attorney, not just a general criminal defense attorney. Don’t let a DUI ruin your life.  We will aggressively fight for your rights while respecting your privacy and time.

Before you hire a Colorado DUI attorney or decide to plead guilty, call The Orr Law Firm LLC for a free consultation at 720-457-9015 or email us at orrlaw@orrlaw.com.

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