If you received a DUI conviction, it can be a very difficult and stressful situation. Your reputation, driving record, and livelihood is on the line and the penalties that you can face can be severe depending on certain factors. If this is your first offense, you might be able to avoid any jail sentence but still have to face some form of penalty. However, if this is not your first offense, you may face the possibility of jail time as well as a hefty fine, participation in an alcohol education program, points on your driving record, and more. This is why it is crucial that you speak with a DUI attorney who has experience dealing with DUI convictions in Denver and Colorado Springs.
There are circumstances that can influence the court’s decision for the issuance of penalties including your blood alcohol level, whether you were involved in a traffic accident, were driving recklessly, and also your ability to accept responsibility for the incident. Our law firms understands the frustration of DUI convictions and will negotiate with the judge to possibly reduce the charges or dismiss the DUI conviction. Our law firm has extensive knowledge in the practice of DUI laws and are more than happy to assist you with your case.
How We Can Help With Your DUI Conviction
According to a study done by the Colorado Department of Transportation, they state that 73% of Colorado residents report feeling comfortable to drive after having one or two drinks within a two-hour window. Based on this statistic, it is not surprising that individuals who receive a DUI conviction do so because they felt ok to drive. However, there are penalties for driving under the influence and they are not pleasant for anyone. If you are a first time offender, the likelihood of receiving jail time is slim unless there are other aggravating factors tied to your case such as a high blood alcohol level or if you were involved in a traffic accident as a consequence of the DUI and there was an injury or death. Other factors that can influence the enforcement of a jail sentence would be if you were charged with another offense on top of the DUI as these offenses can be combined to run consecutively.
However, a jail penalty isn’t the only thing you would have to consider. A county judge would also determine how many community service hours to assign you, the topic of probation, and the enrollment in a drug and alcohol education program. Plus, the monetary burden can be excessive with probation costs, court fees, fines, and more. Receiving a DUI can be scary, nerve-wracking, and complicated; therefore, it is important that you speak with one of our DUI attorneys that have assisted other clients with their DUI convictions. We know how the courts operate and can possibly negotiate with the judge to reduce the penalties for your DUI conviction.
Hiring an Assertive DUI Attorney
Time is of the essence when you have received a DUI conviction. If this is your first DUI, you can get off with just points on your license unless there was an aggravating factor in your conviction. However, if this is a repeat offense, more likely than not, your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked. If this is the case, you will have a period of seven days to schedule a hearing with the Colorado DMV. The court may require you to participate in an alcohol education course as a condition of a deferred sentence or a plea bargain. However, even if the courts don’t mandate this penalty, Colorado law does require the completion of this course if the individual wants their driver’s license to be reinstated.
If you are from out-of-state and your license is registered in Colorado and are required to complete level II drug/alcohol education/therapy, the law requires you to complete an evaluation with a certified alcohol therapist or alcohol treatment center. The documentation from these entities would then be enough to reinstate it. The penalties for a DUI conviction can seem overwhelming and the DUI process itself is complicated enough. This is why hiring an assertive DUI lawyer is essential to the success of your case. Don’t wait and speak with someone from the law office of C. Robert Biondino Jr. for assistance with your case today.
The DUI Conviction at The Law Office of C. Robert Biondino Jr. serves clients in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas
Receiving a DUI conviction is a serious matter whether this is your first offense or a repeat offense. As a consequence, Colorado has increased the penalties for DUI/DWAI offenses in an effort to prevent individuals for driving drunk on the road. If you have been issued a DUI conviction, you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney. Our law firm provides aggressive legal representation for our clients to fight for their rights in court. Don’t let time pass you by and call today!
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