The District Attorney will prosecute what is colloquially known as a ‘DUI’
under Colorado Revised Statute, 42-4-1301, any alcohol or drug related
driving offense. Procedurally, the way a DUI, works within the state of
Colorado is that the criminal consequences are dealt with in the court
system. While you’re driving privilege is dealt with through the DMV.
Procedurally, within the Court System, there are two ways that a charge
can occur. In Most Counties within the State of Colorado if the police
stop and arrest you for a DUI charge, you will be booked into jail and
you will then have to bond out of jail. Whereas, in a few counties within
the state of Colorado, you might not be booked in jail, but rather just
be given a summons wherein you promise to appear in court on a date specified.
Either way you will be facing a DUI charge with penalties of up to one
year in jail, if charged as a misdemeanor, whereas if charged as a felony
you could face up to six years in prison.
Separate from the criminal consequences is your right to drive with the
DMV. If you refused a Test or blew over a .08 BAC on a breath test done
on an intoxilyzer machine, the Police would have taken away your physical
license and given you a temporary paper one. I t is important to act within
7 days and request a hearing with DMV.
Attorney Alexander Berry of the Damascus Road Law Group as a former government
lawyer knows the ins and outs of a DUI having handled hundreds of DUIs
throughout his career. You need a DUI Lawyer who can stand up to the system,
and can fight in both Arenas of the Criminal Courts and the Administrative
Law System of D.M.V. Soon as you've picked up a charge contact a Competent
and Trusted DUI Lawyer.