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DUI Penalties in Aurora

Strong Representation for DUI Charges

If you were arrested for DUI or a related charge, you may have a lot of questions on your mind, such as which penalties you may face. At Solomon Criminal Defense, the Aurora DUI defense lawyer is innately familiar with all criminal law, including the laws and statutes relating to DUI crimes (covered under CO Rev Stat 42-4-1301). You should seek legal representation as soon as possible to protect both your future and your driving privileges.

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Understanding DUI Charges & Penalties in Colorado

While driving under the influence is illegal in every state, each state has its own specific guidelines and penalties. In the state of Colorado, DUI can refer to driving under the influence of both alcohol and a controlled substance.

The penalties for DUI in Colorado may include:

  • 1st DUI: Up to 1 year in jail, a $1,000 fine, 12 license points, 9-months license suspension, 96 public service hours, and an alcohol treatment program.
  • 2nd DUI: Up to 1 year in jail, a $1,500 fine, 12 license points, 1-year license suspension, an ignition interlock device, and 120 public service hours.
  • 3rd DUI: Up to 1 year in jail, a $1,500 fine, 12 license points, an ignition interlock device, and 2-year license suspension.

DWAI (driving while ability impaired) is a lesser type of drunk driving offense which has a lower BAC threshold (.05% instead of .08%). The penalties associated with DWAI are slightly less severe than that of a DUI conviction. However, an individual convicted of this offense will still be punished. Additionally, anyone underage caught driving under the influence of alcohol can be charged with DWAI or DUI with a BAC of .02%. The penalties for DWAI may include jail time of up to 180 days, a $500 fine, 8 license points, and 48 public service hours.

Hire an Experienced DUI Attorney in Aurora

Whether this is your first DUI charge or you are facing a subsequent charge, Solomon Criminal Defense is here to help. With over a decade of experience and two consecutive years named to Rising Stars®, you can count on Attorney Mark Solomon to protect your legal rights and fight for your driving privileges.

Contact the firm now at (720) 613-9992or by contacting Solomon Criminal Defense online.

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