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Arapahoe Colorado DUI Attorney

Need advice on a pending Arapahoe DUI? Colorado DUI penalties include loss of driver's license and mandatory jail in many cases. Get a free telephone consultation with an experienced Arapahoe DUI Lawyer! We also serve Adams, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Call 1.877.362.9091 now .

Colorado's DUI (a.k.a. DWI or OUI)laws and penalties are among the toughest in the nation. The State's "legal limit" of 0.05 BAC is the lowest in the United States. Even a first Arapahoe DUI can land you in jail. If jail is required some judges will not authorize in-home detention/ ankle monitor particularly if your alcohol level was above 0.15 BAC. Penalties for second Colorado DUI include mandatory jail, in some cases without work release or electronic monitoring. A third Arapahoe County 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. For example, Denver will usually require at least 90 days jail for a probation violation.

Consulting with 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 few minutes of their time without charge. I provide a free telephone consultation, lasting about 15-30 minutes during which time we can discuss the facts of your case.

DUI-ADVISOR.com 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 Arapahoe County 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:

2015 Felony DUI Bill

A whole new array of DUI penalties are being considered as part of Colorado House Bill 15-1043 - the Felony DUI bill being pushed by Governor Hickenlooper! If passed the bill would make the following alcohol related driving offenses a felony:

Without a doubt, the potential consequences of getting a DUI conviction in Colorado are becoming more serious.

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Attorney Cliff Hypsher
3780 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113

Tel 303.806.5104