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If you are charged with a DUI or DUID, I can help you. I limit my practice to defending people, just like you, charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs (marijuana).

Over the years I have both defended clients and prosecuted defendants so I understand what the prosecuter in your case is thinking.  I first "work your case", which means I look at every angle and every piece of evidence in your case. I have been successful in trying cases to jury trials and also dealing with prosecutors in getting the very best plea for my client.  This includes dismissals, Reckless Driving, Deferred Judgement and Sentence (DJS), DWAI, and other outcomes.

 There are many ways you can "win" with your DUI case.  Sometimes a person has a record of prior "DUI" convictions and if we cannot beat the evidence in your case, then getting very little jail and work release is what that client considers a "win" in his/her case.  Also, there are other ways to win.  You can go to trial and win and get acquitted; or you can get a "Non-Alcohol" result such as a plea to Careless Driving or Reckless Driving.  I have gotten many of these for my clients.  Also, there is a "Deferred Judgment and Sentence" in some jurisdictions which means that after you do the treatment and other requirements, the Court will DISMISS your case.

 There is a lot of evidence to look at in a DUI case.  What makes your case different from a "criminal case" is that much of the evidence in your case is science based.  That is why I go to DUI science based trainings and am a member of the College of Drunk Driving Defense and a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.  These provide specialized training to be able to defend YOU. 

There is an important part of your defense that needs a good criminal lawyer.  I have been also practicing criminal law for years.  I will look at how the law enforcement officer "stopped" your car (4th Amendment violation), if the officer "interviewed you while in custody" (Miranda Rights), and determine if there really was "probable cause" to arrest you.  

The invisible factor that I have is I am tenacious and determined to give you the very best DUI defense that I can.  Many times I have driven to court early in the morning just to add my client's case on the Court docket so I can address something in your case that needed immediate attention.  You don't know that because you are home asleep or at work.  It is going the extra mile that I do for my clients because you deserve that extra mile.

 I earned my Masters in rehabilitation counseling and worked with substance abuse populations before going to law school.  This gives me an insightful perspective on alcohol and drug offenses that few lawyers possess.  I know this is a very stressful time for you and I do everything I can to help you through this and give you excellent legal direction.



Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    32 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    32 years



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    I have known Ann for almost 10 years. I have consulted with Ann on some tough cases, and she has provided me with valuable advice. When you hire Ann, expect honesty, integrity, and a zealous advocate!


    Adam Mayo
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  • Joseph Anthony Lazzara

    I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable, well respected by judges and DAs alike, and will fight for her clients. She is a skilled trial attorney that you want fighting for you.


    Joseph Lazzara DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info


West 6th Avenue and
Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO, 80401


E. Bromley Lane & Judicial Center Dr.
Brighton, CO, 80601


Potomac Street & Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO, 80112



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Solid Drugs Certificate (Drug testing)AXIOM Laboratory, Chicago IL2015
Gas Chromatography Certificate (Blood Testing)AXIOM Laboratory, Chicago Il2015
NHTSA Instructor Course Certificate SFSTLance Platt, Ph.D. Platt and Associates2014
NHTSA Update Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) TrainingLance Platt, Ph.D., Platt and Associates2014
2014 Annual DUI Conference in BreckenridgeColorado Criminal Defense Bar2014
The Intoxilyzer 9000 Training CertificateForensic Alcohol Consulting & Training, LLC2013
2013 Annual DUI Conference BreckenridgeColorado Criminal Defense Bar2013
"Litigating Gas Chromatography Cases" (Blood Testing)National College for DUI Defense2012
Intoxilyzer 5000EN TrainingJan Semenoff International2010
NHTSA Drug Evaluation Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) CertificateLance Platt, Ph.D., Platt and Associates2010
NHTSA Certificate for Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST)Lance Platt, Ph.D., Platt and Associates2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DUI and Marijuana AttorneyANN TONEY, P.C.2009 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office 9th Judical District2006 - 2009
Deputy District Attorney7th Judicial District Attorney's Office2000 - 2006
Defense AttorneyAnn Toney, Attorney at Law1999 - 2000
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office Fayetteville, NC1997 - 1998
Defense AttorneyAnn Toney, Attorney at Law1993 - 1996
Public Defender3rd Judicial District Public Defender1988 - 1993
LawyerAnn Toney, Attorney at Law1986 - 1988
AssociateCooper and Whitford, Attorneys at Law1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
American Chemical SocietyMember2013 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationLawyer2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
National Organization Reform Marijuana LawsLifetime Member2009 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationLifetime Member2009 - Present
National Association Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - 2012
North Carolina State BarRepresentative1993 - 1996
North Carolina Association of Public DefendersPresident1992 - 1993
North Carolina Association of Women AttorneysMember1988 - 1998
Publication nameTitleDate
Culture MagazineMonthly Column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana2015
Culture MagazineMonthly Column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana2014
Culture MagazineMonthly column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana2013
Culture MagazineMonthly Column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana2012
Bradford Publishing Co. (Book)"Colorado Medical Marijauna Law"2012
Culture MagazineMonthly Column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South FloridaCounselingOther - MastersN/A
University of South FloridaSpeech CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Inns of CourtMarijuana in Colorado2015
Medical Marijuana Issues in 2011Medical Marijuana Issues in 20112011
Medical Marijuana Law UpdateThe Business of Medical Cannabis2010
Colorado Bar Association, November, 2009, Medical Marijuana legal update.Medical Marijuana law update.2009