Information on DUI Penalties in CO
Protect Your Rights With The Samuelson Law Firm
If you have been arrested for
DUI, one of the first things you probably want to know is what penalties you
will face if you are convicted. There is no easy answer to this question,
as there are many numerous factors that contribute to determining the
penalties for each individual convicted of DUI. The best thing you can
do to minimize your potential penalties is to build a strong defense case
that addresses the specific charges brought against you.
If you are convicted, your penalty will be determined by the circumstances
of your arrest. If you are a repeat offender or if you had a severely
high BAC as determined by a
blood or breath test, you will be submitted to harsher penalties. If anyone was injured or
killed in a car accident that led to your arrest, your penalties will
be harsher, and you may end up being charged with
vehicular manslaughter as well.
A first-time DUI conviction in Colorado may subject you to the following
- Nine month driver's license suspension
- Five days up to one year in jail
- Vehicle impoundment
- Rehab or alcohol counseling
- Public Service – from 48 to 96 hours
- Monetary fines up to $1,000
However, if you have been arrested and convicted for additional drunk driving
charges, then the penalties will be significantly harsher. Considering
that there is no lookback period in Colorado, any drunk driving arrest
remains on your driving record forever.
For multiple DUI arrests, you may be facing:
- Up to one year in jail
- $1,500 in fines
- Up to two years' license suspension
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- 112 hours of community service
With so much on the line, it is extremely important that anyone facing
these charges take the appropriate steps in their aggressive defense.
This is when our Colorado Springs DUI defense is here to help.
Hiring the Right Attorney for Your DUI Case
If you are arrested for DUI, you should seriously consider fighting your
charges and contacting The Samuelson Law Firm. Colorado recently modified
the amount of time that an offender is required to stay in jail for a
DUI conviction, and there is now a 10-day minimum jail term for a second
DUI offense and greater jail terms for third and fourth offenses. When
it comes to hiring a DUI defense attorney, I have the experience you are
looking for. With over 15 years of experience in criminal defense, I will
aggressively fight to have your DUI charges reduced or overturned. My
boutique law firm has a knowledgeable staff to do research and bring new
information to your case, and I will do everything in my power when defending
you to prove your innocence.
Contact The Samuelson Law Firm today to take the first step towards fighting your charges!