There is no excuse for driving under the influence. Especially since it is so easy to call for a cab, Uber or Lyft driver. Driving under the influence refers to the crime of driving a motor vehicle while you are impaired by alcohol or drugs. In Colorado, this is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI).
You need to have someone in your corner who can translate Colorado DUI laws, protect your rights, and guide you through the process. Penalties for DUI and factors that impact sentencing A DUI conviction can have significant consequences. Some consequences can be long-term and serious. DUI Penalties can range from suspension of your driving privileges, jail time, alcohol counseling, community service, and fines. Additionally, a DUI conviction will also impact your automobile insurance and certainly your wallet.
For a first, second, or third offense, a DUI is a misdemeanor. However, If you are facing a DUI with three priors, then you will be charged with a felony DUI. The maximum sentence you can receive is one year in jail for a misdemeanor DUI. A person faces possible prison time if convicted of a Vehicular Assault, Vehicular Manslaughter, or felony DUI.
DUI Sentencing Factors
If you are convicted of a DUI, the judge will determine the amount of jail time (if any), or community service hours you will receive. Furthermore, The judge will decide if counseling is required and whether fines should be imposed. When determining the penalty, the judge will consider blood alcohol content levels, whether an accident occurred, and if there were any injuries. Factors such as excessive speeding, demeanor to the arresting officer, and the desire not to re-offend will also be considered. Musell Law will ensure that you receive the best possible results from your DUI case.
How Musell Law can Help?
Here at Musell Law, LLC, we are your best resource for dealing with a DUI defense in Denver, CO. We are fully versed in all the nuances of the Colorado DUI laws and can effectively defend against any DUI Charge. We have experience in dealing with charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while ability impaired, driving under the influence of drugs or marijuana, vehicular assault, and reckless driving. Additionally, we have the experience to defend you against any DUI charge, including felony DUI. Hiring in an experienced DUI attorney to defend your rights is absolutely necessary. Musell Law will protect your rights and your future. We will ensure that your rights are protected. If the police violated your rights, we will use it to your advantage.