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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: DUI
Aggravators: None
Jail: 5 days to 1 year
Mandatory Jail: None
Fines: $300-$1,000
Useful Public Service: 48-96 hours
License Effect: Suspension

Offense: DUI
Aggravators: BAC > .2
Jail: 90 days to 1 year
Mandatory Jail: 10 Days
Fines: $500-$1,500
Useful Public Service: 60-120 hours
License Effect: 12 points and suspension

Offense: DUI
Aggravators: Prior DWAI
Jail: 70 days-1 year
Mandatory Jail: 7 days
Fines: $450-$1,000
Useful Public Service: 56-112 hours
License Effect: Possible 1-year revocation

Offense: DUI
Aggravators: Prior DUI
Jail: 90 days-1 year
Mandatory Jail: 10 days
Fines: $500-$1,500
Useful Public Service: 60-120 hours
License Effect: Possible 1-year revocation

Offense: DWAI
Aggravators: None
Jail: 2-180 days
Mandatory Jail: None
Fines: $100-$500
Useful Public Service: 24-48 hours
License Effect: 8 points and suspension

Offense: DWAI
Aggravators: BAC > .2
Jail: 90 days-1 year
Mandatory Jail: 10 days
Fines: $500-$1500
Useful Public Service: 60-120 hours
License Effect: 8 points and suspension

Offense: DWAI
Aggravators: Prior DWAI
Jail: 45 days-1 year
Mandatory Jail: 5 days
Fines: $300-$1,000
Useful Public Service: 48-96 hours
License Effect: Possible 1-year revocation

Offense: DWAI
Aggravators: Prior DUI
Jail: 60 days-1 year
Mandatory Jail: 6 days
Fines: $400-$1,200
Useful Public Service: 52-104 hours
License Effect: Possible 1-year revocation

Offense: Baby DUI (Under 21)
Aggravators: None
Jail: None
Mandatory Jail: None
Fines: $100 Class-A Traffic Infraction
Useful Public Service: None
License Effect: 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.