What is the legal limit for DUI in Colorado?
Individuals found to be operating motor vehicles with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher can be arrested and charged with DUI.
What are the penalties for driving under the influence in Colorado?
Individuals who are convicted of drunk driving in Jefferson County may face any of the following DUI penalties: Jail, fines, driver’s license suspension, community service, alcohol or drug counseling or rehabilitation, probation, or the installation of an ignition interlock device on your car after having driving privileges reinstated. The exact penalties you will face depend on how high your blood alcohol concentration was and whether or not you have any prior DUI convictions on your record. Jefferson County DUI attorney Chris Cessna can give you a better idea of the penalties you might face after meeting with you to discuss your case.
If I performed badly during a field sobriety test, can it be used to convict me of DUI?
Certain types of field sobriety tests are considered to be accurate ways of gauging whether or not a driver is intoxicated and the results of these tests may be used as evidence that a person was driving under the influence. A field sobriety test on its own cannot prove guilt for DUI, but when paired with the results of a
blood or breath test, it serves as further validation that a driver was in fact drunk. However, there are things that can go wrong during a field sobriety test, so it is best to speak with an attorney about your specific situation to determine whether or not your field sobriety test can be used against you.
If I am convicted of DUI will I lose my Colorado driver’s license?
Individuals convicted of DUI in Jefferson County frequently have their licenses suspended as a penalty. A DMV hearing will be held separately from the criminal proceeding to determine whether or not your license should be suspended, and your DUI defense lawyer can also be helpful to you during this process. If your license is suspended, the length of suspension will depend on your BAC and your criminal record.