A DUI Attorney Can Provide the Defense You Need
The consequences of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (commonly abbreviated as “DUI” and “DUID”) or while the person’s ability to drive is impaired by alcohol or drugs (commonly abbreviated as “DWAI”) are serious and far reaching. These consequences include both criminal and administrative penalties that will have an effect on almost every aspect of your life including your freedom, your ability to drive to work and your ability take your kids to school.
Criminal Consequences of DUI/DUID/DWAI
The criminal consequences of being found guilty are extensive and far reaching. These penalties include but are not limited to imprisonment, fines, community service and substance abuse treatment. The extent of the these penalties depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, whether or not you have been previously convicted of one of these charges and your blood alcohol content. Generally, persons facing driving under the influence charges can face:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Up to a $1500 fine
- Up to 120 hours of community service
- Court costs
Additionally, in 2015, Colorado made it a class 4 felony for someone to be found guilty of DUI or DWAI if they have 3 or more prior offenses. If you are in this situation, you could possibly be sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Administrative Consequences of DUI/DUID/DWAI
In addition to the criminal consequences associated with DUI/DUID/DWAI, you are also facing further administrative consequences for a conviction. These penalties include, but are not limited to:
- License Suspension for up to 2 years
- 12 points assessed against your driver’s license
Furthermore, if you don’t act within 7 days of receiving the notice of revocation of your driver’s license you will lose the right to a hearing of this issue forever.
Experienced Legal Advice
Contact Dunsing, Deakins & Galera immediately if you have been arrested or are facing driving under the influence charges. These types of charges require experienced and skilled legal advice which includes reviewing police reports to analyze your situation for possible defenses which may include challenging the stop of your vehicle, challenging the roadside sobriety tests and challenging the results of the breathalyzer or blood tests. In addition, there are ways to mitigate or lessen the risks of a conviction by seeking treatment.
You need an attorney who is knowledgeable not only about the law but how to navigate the court system and eliminate or lessen the potential consequences that a driving under the influence conviction can have on your life.
Contact Dunsing, Deakins & Galera today to speak with our DUI attorney.