What happens after a third DUI charge?

Because of Colorado’s strict four strike rule on DUI charges, a third offense should not be taken lightly. Aside from increased minimum fines and sentencing, third offenders are one step closer to receiving a felony charge on a fourth offense. At  C. Robert Biondino Jr legal firm, we know that technically still a misdemeanor, third offense DUI charges still face hefty punishment including:

  • Probation
    • Minimum: 2 years
    • Maximum: 4 years
  • Community Service
    • Minimum: 48 hours
    • Maximum: 120 hours
  • Fine
    • Minimum: $600
    • Maximum: $1500
  • Jail time
    • Minimum: 60 days
    • Maximum: 1 year
  • License revocation
    • Minimum: none
    • Maximum: 2+ years

Facing increased jail time

On a third offense, minimum jail time jumps from 10 to 60 days. That is two months of life put on hold. Two months of living in a county jail. While work release is often granted, there is no reducing of this sentence once placed. In addition to your 60 days, you will be placed on probation with one year suspended jail time haunting your every move. 60 days is also a minimum sentencing.

After working in the Colorado court systems for 20 years, DUI attorney of C. Robert Biondino Jr legal office know that upon a third offense, most judges will issue a much longer sentence.

License penalties and suspension

Aside from long jail times, third offenders will likely have their license suspended or heavily restricted and penalized. Such suspension and restriction could last up to two years or longer. That is two years, after 60 days to a year in jail, without means of independent transportation.Don’t put your reputation at risk. Visit our legal offices in the following locations for a consultation:

  • Denver
  • Colorado Springs
  • Jefferson County
  • Arapahoe County
  • Douglas County

What to do now?

A third DUI offense in Colorado is incredibly serious. You need the help of a proper criminal defense attorney to be aware of your possible consequences and possible positions. Be sure to contact the office of C. Robert Biondino for professional legal guidance today.

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Tel: 303-931-5516
Address: 333 West Hampden Avenue Suite 620
Englewood, CO 80110