Denver DUI Lawyer
Fourth & Subsequent DUI Charges
In Colorado, law enforcement cracks down hard on drunk drivers. Even a first-time offender can receive a jail sentence, fines, license suspension, the requirement to install an ignition interlock device once your license is reinstated, a drug or alcohol treatment program, and community service.
If you have been charged with a fourth or more DUI, you can expect the penalties to be increased, often substantially. Our DUI law firm, M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C., has extensive experience defending multiple DUI charges. You should not attempt to face this charge without an aggressive DUI lawyer managing the situation, as you will likely incur the steepest penalties allowed.
There are instances when a person has been charged with DUI but was not drunk or driving in an impaired manner, or the equipment was faulty giving a false BAC reading. Another scenario could be that the person was not drinking at all but some other legal substance was ingested and registering as alcohol on a breath test. There can be other examples. If, however, you have been convicted previously of DUI, and you are now facing a fourth or more conviction, you can believe that the court will lean much in favor of convicting you again.
Penalties vary for DUI convictions, depending on how impaired the person was, how many prior convictions and the seriousness of earlier convictions, whether there were any injuries, and others. For a fourth conviction, the guidelines call for 60 days to 1 year in jail, 5 years license suspension, ignition interlock device required, probation, heavy fines, and community service. The more DUI convictions that you have on your criminal record, the more likely that you will face increased penalties if convicted again. Fighting charges is imperative and our firm may be able to have the charges against you decreased or even dismissed.
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