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Denver Colorado DUI Lawyer: Law and Penalties

By Cliff Hypsher

Colorado's DUI penalties include mandatory jail in many cases. Considering the consequences of DUI arrest in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas or Jefferson counties, it makes good sense to talk with an experienced DUI attorney. Get a free telephone consultation with an experienced Denver DUI attorney! Call 1.877.362.9091 now .

Colorado's DUI (a.k.a. DWI or OUI)laws and penalties are among the toughest. The State's "legal limit" of 0.05 BAC is the lowest in the United States. Even a first DUI can land you in jail without the option of in-home detention / ankle monitor if your alcohol level was particularly high. Penalties for second DUI include mandatory jail, in some cases without the possibility of alternative sentencing. A third Colorado DUI, DWAI or DUID is punishable by sixty days mandatory jail without possibility of in-home detention / ankle monitor. Any prior conviction can be counted even if it occurred thirty years ago in another state. Denver Criminal CourtsLindsay Flanigan Courthouse - Denver The jail periods above are only mandatory minimums. Under Colorado's DUI law you may be sentenced to one year in jail for any DUI, DUID or second DWAI. A second year in jail is possible if court ordered probation is not completed satisfactorily.

Consulting a DUI attorney as soon as possible after you are released from custody makes good sense considering the possible consequences. Most Colorado DUI lawyers will give you a free consultation. I provide a telephone consultation, free of charge. Telephone consultations usually last about 15-30 minutes. was started in 1998 to help people facing Colorado drunk driving charges. Since then the website has grown to include information on just about every topic relevant to a Colorado DUI. Below, you will find some simple first steps you should take if you are fighting a drunk driving charge. Part II discusses driver's license consequences. Part III concerns Criminal Penalties for Colorado DUIs. For out-of-state residents please review Colorado DUI law for Non-residents.

Fighting a Denver Colorado DWAI, DUI or DUID

Most people arrested for drunk driving are pretty shaken up for a few days after their arrest. Still, what you do in the hours and days after a DUI arrest can greatly influence the outcome of your case. Here are a few simple steps you should take to soon after you are released:

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3780 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Tel 303.806.5104

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