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DENVER DUI ATTORNEYS – CRIMINAL DUI PENALTIES FOR COLORADO DUI CASES

Alcohol-Related Driving Offenses

If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI), or Underage Drunk Driving (UDD), it is in your interest to consult a Denver DUI attorney today. DUI, DWAI, and UDD are serious offenses that can result in severe, life-altering consequences, including the loss of your driving privilege, mandatory monitored sobriety, alcohol education/therapy classes, community service, substantial fines, substantially increased insurance premiums and even jail. The range of possible penalties you face will depend upon your blood alcohol content at the time of the offense, as well as whether you have any prior convictions for alcohol-related driving offenses. In certain situations, a DUI/DWAI conviction can even result in a 5 year revocation. This area of law can be complicated, and it has real-life, everyday consequences. The Denver DUI attorneys at Newell & Decker understand these issues, and will take the time to explain them to you so that together we can take the appropriate steps to best defend your case and protect your interests.  Contact a Denver DUI lawyer at Newell & Decker today for a free case evaluation.

Drug-Related Driving Offenses (“DUID”)

Not only is it illegal in Colorado to drive while under the influence of, or impaired by, alcohol, it is also illegal to drive under the influence of, or while impaired by, drugs. Contrary to what many believe, a drug-related driving offense does not require the driver to have used an illegal drug prior to or during driving. The drug involved can be something legally prescribed by a doctor – including medical marijuana – and it can even be something purchased over-the-counter at any local store. All that is required for a criminal charge to be filed is that the drug have a mind or body altering effect that impairs the ability to drive. Drug-related driving offenses are serious matters, and can involve complicated toxicological defenses. As such, it is in your interest to consult a Colorado DUI lawyer who can identify these issues, and pursue the best defense for you.  To have a Denver DUI attorney evaluate your DUI today, contact Newell & Decker now.

Possible Criminal Penalties for DUI, DWAI, and DUID

To discuss potential criminal penalties for DUI, DWAI, or UDD, contact Newell & Decker to speak with a Denver DUI attorney today.  The following represents the most common criminal penalty scenarios for convictions of DUI, DWAI, and DUID:

Offense Possible Jail Community Service Possible Fine Additional
First DUI Up to one year in jail, with a minimum mandatory of five days (or ten days if BAC is over .2) Between 48 and 96 hours of community service Possible fine range of $600 to $1000 Possible alcohol education/therapy classes, and possible monitored sobriety
First DWAI Up to six months in jail, with a minimum mandatory of two days (or ten days if BAC is over .2) Between 24 and 48 hours of community service Possible fine range of $200 to $500 Possible alcohol education/therapy classes, and possible monitored sobriety
Second DUI/ DWAI Up to one year in jail, with a minimum mandatory of ten consecutive days Between 48 and 120 hours of community service Possible fine range of $600 to $1500 Alcohol education/ therapy classes, and; monitored sobriety
DUI/DWAI with at least two prior such convictions Up to one year in jail, with a minimum mandatory 60 consecutive days Between 48 and 120 hours of community service A possible fine range of $600 to $1500 Alcohol education/ therapy classes, and; monitored sobriety
First DUID Up to one year in jail, with a minimum mandatory of ten days Between 48 and 96 hours of community service Possible fine range of $300 to $1000 Possible education/ therapy classes, and; possible monitored sobriety

Contact a Denver DUI lawyer at Newell & Decker Regarding Your DUI, DWAI, or DUID Case Today

In light of the possible penalties you may be facing, you need an aggressive Denver DUI lawyer on your side.  At Newell & Decker, we will closely analyze and critique every action and decision the police followed in your case to ensure that your Constitutional rights are defended. There are many possible defenses in these cases – from Constitutional to toxicological – and we can identify and pursue the best defense for you.

Contact Newell & Decker now for a free and confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let us discuss how we will work diligently to ensure the best possible outcome for you in your DUI, DWAI, or DUID case.

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