If you receive a DUI conviction in Colorado, there are many factors that the courts consider when implementing penalties for these offenses. These factors include whether this is your first offense, your blood alcohol level upon testing, the county you received the conviction in, and the presence of legal representation. If you are a repeat offender, more often than not, courts will mandate a jail sentence for DUI convictions. In 2015, Colorado became one of many states to enact a felony DUI law where if you receive a fourth DUI conviction, you can face many years in prison and a hefty fine of thousands of dollars. In 2017, Colorado also set up minimum sentences for felony DUI convictions.
Our law firm is well aware of the DUI laws in Denver and Colorado Springs and have years of experience operating with the criminal court system. We are willing to aggressively fight for your rights during the DUI process and will assist you in achieving the best possible outcome for your case. Regardless of whether this is your first offense or your fourth offense, we will advocate for your rights, explain the entire process, and negotiate for a possible reduction in penalties or a complete dismissal of your DUI conviction.
Navigating The DUI Laws in Denver and Colorado Springs
Under Colorado law, persons convicted of a DWAI or DUI would have to endure certain criminal penalties depending upon if it is the first offense or a repeat offense. One of these penalties can include participating in an alcohol and drug driving safety program. As well, if it is the first DUI conviction, individuals might also be required to pay surcharges of up to $500 which will go towards programs for drunk drivers. Some of these programs include the persistent drunk driving surcharge, the victim compensation fund, and the alcohol treatment evaluation program. When a person is arrested for a DUI, the arresting officer will typically set up two separate proceedings – one with the DMV and one with the county court. With that said, if the case is dismissed in the DMV, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be dismissed in the county court.
In the courts, if they decided to implement a jail sentence, there is a possibility that probation might be mandated afterwards. If the person violates the terms of their probation, they can add on an extra year to the jail sentence. Receiving a DUI arrest can be very stressful and frustrating. The criminal penalties under Colorado law attached to a DUI conviction can be severe depending on the number of offenses already received. This is why you need to speak with a qualified lawyer who has extensive knowledge of the DUI laws in Colorado Springs and Denver. We have the tools and the experience necessary to provide you with the best legal representation for your case.
Hire An Aggressive DUI Lawyer To Protect Your Rights
There are two different approaches that can be used in the courts in order to find someone guilty of a DUI conviction under Colorado law. The first is that a jury has to find you guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt, of driving while being impaired to a certain degree. The second, known as the “DUI per se”, requires that the jury finds an individual guilty, again beyond a reasonable doubt, of possessing a BAC or blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or above upon operating a motor vehicle or within a two hour window of doing so. During the court process, the prosecutor will examine the evidence for your case and determine if you are deserving of a DUI conviction.
However, it is well known that evidence can always fall under machine or human error and this can be beneficial for arguing that you don’t fit the legal definition of driving under the influence and therefore shouldn’t be convicted of one. Our law firm is well aware of the possibilities that can occur during the court process and are well prepared to argue against your DUI. We will aggressively fight for your rights and strive for the best possible solution for your DUI case.
The DUI Laws at The Law Office of C. Robert Biondino Jr. serves clients in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas
From the time you are stopped up until your time in court, many things can go wrong which can be detrimental to your case. Due to these circumstances, it is very important that you speak with a DUI attorney who has experience dealing with these kinds of cases. We will not be deterred and will battle the courts until you receive a fair judgement for your DUI charge.
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Law Office of C. Robert Biondino, Jr.
333 West Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80110