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Protection for Your Driving Privileges in CO

Driving under the influence is a serious crime. If you were arrested for a drunk driving, you need to act quickly to protect yourself and your driving privileges. At The Law Office of Michael Boyce, PC, Attorney Boyce is a trusted Denver DUI attorney with extensive experience in defending clients against accusations of impaired driving. With decades of experience handling felony and misdemeanor cases, he has the understanding to represent you at DMV hearings and court appearances and work diligently to protect your rights.

Arrested? Call (303) 622-5559 today and schedule a FREE case evaluation with our Denver DUI defense lawyer.

What Are Colorado’s DUI Laws & Penalties?

if your blood alcohol level is above .08% while you are operating a vehicle. You could also be charged with a DWAI (driving while ability impaired) if you were operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content between .05% and .08%.

Convictions of a DUI or DWAI could result in varying penalties, including the following:

  • First offense – Up to 1 year of jail time, fines between $500 and $1000, and a mandatory license suspension of 9 months
  • Second offense – Up to $1500 in fines, 1 year in jail, and a minimum 1-year license suspension minimum (Ignition Interlock Device may be required)
  • Third offense – 1 year of jail time, 2 years of license suspension, and between $1000 and $1500 in fines (Mandatory Interlock Ignition Device installation)

There are many factors that could increase your penalties and intensify your charges. If your impaired driving caused an accident, or if you were driving with excessive speed, or with minors in your vehicle, you may see an increase in charges and possible penalties

Is a DUI a felony in Colorado?

In Colorado, a DUI and DWAI charges are typically filed as misdemeanors in Colorado. But DUI can be prosecuted as a felony charge if it is the person’s 4th offense, or if the motorist causes an accident in which another person is injured or killed. Specifically, felony DUI is charged in 3 circumstances:

  • The defendant has three (3) prior convictions for DUI or DUI of drugs; or
  • The defendant’s driving caused serious bodily injury
  • The defendant caused a fatal accident

What is Colorado's DUI "Four Strikes" Law?

DUI is a class 4 felony if the driver has at least three prior DUI-related convictions. Here are key points to know about Colorado’s DUI “Four Strikes” Law:

  • A fourth strike is still a felony even if the current incident caused no injuries.
  • It is irrelevant how long ago the three prior convictions occurred. There is no “washout” period.

How long does A DUI stay on record in Colorado?

In Colorado, a DUI will stay on your driving record for 10 years and will have 12 points gained on your points. That means your insurance will be affected during the period those points are assessed, and any subsequent traffic violations (DUI-related or not) will significantly influence your insurance premiums. The only way to not have a DUI on your record is to be acquitted (or the case dropped) and ten years have passed since the incident. If you were convicted, it will remain there for the rest of your life.

Schedule Your FREE Consultation

You have limited time to take action and protect yourself from the consequences of serious DUI charges. You need to call a Denver DUI attorney from The Law Office of Michael Boyce, PC as soon as possible after an arrest. Attorney Boyce has extensive experience providing valuable defense for clients. Call now to find out how the firm can help you protect your future.

To learn more about your driving privileges and your rights, contact our Denver DUI attorney online or call (303) 622-5559 and schedule a free case evaluation right away.

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