Frequently Asked Questions
Douglas County DUI Lawyer
- What is the alcohol limit for DUI in Colorado?
In Colorado, it is illegal to drive or operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more. Anyone found driving with a BAC that reaches or exceeds .08 will be charged with DUI.
- What are the possible penalties for a DUI conviction?
The penalties for DUI typically include driver’s license suspension, fines, probation, community service, mandatory DUI classes, and points assessed to your driving record. However, in some cases a DUI conviction can also result in time in jail or prison.
- Should I take a field sobriety test?
The decision to take a field sobriety test is entirely up to your discretion. However, keep in mind that you are not required by law to take a field sobriety test. Furthermore, there are many factors that could cause someone to fail a field sobriety test, even if they are sober. By taking a test, you may be giving the prosecution more evidence to use against you, especially since the police was probably going to place you under arrest whether you took the test or not.
- Will I face legal penalties for boating under the influence?
Yes, you will. Boating under the influence (BUI) is a real crime in Colorado, and a conviction will result in such legal penalties as fines, probation, community service, mandatory alcohol-awareness classes, and the loss of boating privileges. However, if you cause a serious or fatal boating accident because you were boating under the influence, you will face much more serious penalties, such as imprisonment.
- What happens if I lose my license?
If your license gets suspended due to a DUI arrest or conviction, there are steps that can be taken to get it back. For one, you will need to schedule a hearing with the DMV, where you will be given the chance to contest your suspension. If you are unsuccessful at the hearing, we can still help you obtain driving privileges by petitioning for a hardship permit. Although it’s not guaranteed that you will get this permit, if you are able obtain to a permit you will be permitted to drive to court-approved places, such as work, school, etc.
For more information about Colorado DUI law, please contact Douglas County DUI attorney Chris Cessna today!