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Penalties In Colorado For DUI And DWAI

A DUI conviction will stay with you for life. If you have been charged with DUI or DWAI, do not take chances with your future. You should obtain experienced legal representation as soon as possible.

I am J.B. Katz, a lawyer who has been defending people accused of DUI, DWAI and other crimes for more than 20 years. Whenever possible, I try to get a DUI charge dismissed or reduced to a nonalcohol driving offense. In your case, I will fight for your rights and freedom.

A DUI Lawyer Can Make A Difference In Your Case

The best outcome in a DUI case is to get the charge dismissed. I will look at every aspect of your case, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome for you. Even if a DUI charge cannot be overcome, having experienced legal representation can make a difference.

In many cases, I have been able to minimize the penalties my clients have incurred. I am a canny negotiator, and if I can’t beat the charge, I will use my skills and experience to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

Penalties For Drunk Driving

Penalties for DUI/DWAI offenses appear below:

Offense Aggravators Jail Mandatory Jail Fines Useful Public Service License Effect
DUI None 5 days-1 year None $300-$1,000 48-96 hours Suspension
DUI BAC>.2 90 days-1 year 10 days $500-$1,500 60-120 hours 12 points and suspension
DUI Prior DWAI 70 days-1 year 7 days $450-$1,000 56-112 hours Possible 1 year revocation
DUI Prior DUI 90 days-1 year 10 days $500-$1,500 60-120 hours Possible 1 year revocation
DWAI None 2-180 days None $100-$500 24-48 hours 8 points and suspension
DWAI BAC >.2 90 days-1 year 10 days $500-$1,500 60-120 hours 8 points and suspension
DWAI Prior DWAI 45 days-1 year 5 days $300-$1,000 48-96 hours Possible 1 year revocation
DWAI Prior DUI 60 days-1 year 6 days $400-$1,200 52-104 hours Possible 1 year revocation
Baby DUI (under 21) None None None $100 Class A Traffic Infraction None 4 points and suspension


Free Consultations For Those Facing DUI, DUID Or DWAI Charges

To talk to me about your case, you may reach me at my Breckenridge office by calling or texting 970-368-2321 or by sending me an email. As your attorney, I will fight to protect your driving privileges and will make every effort to reduce the potential consequences that you may be facing.