Were you pulled over under the suspicion of driving under the influence?
Whether you were on your way home from an event or on your way to another location, Point (A) and Point (B) became irrelevant once you were pulled over. Chances are that you failed one or more sobriety tests. Regardless of which law enforcement agency was involved and regardless of the city or county that the incident took place in, you were likely arrested by the agency in question and booked. Once booked, you were likely offered the option to take either a breathalyzer test or a blood test.
If you chose not to take part in a chemical test, that was your right to do so, however, Colorado is an Implied Consent state. If you opted out of taking a blood test or a breath test, while you can refuse, you will do so that the risk of an automatic license suspension. Keep in mind that the latter relates to a first offense. If this is your second or third go-round, you can add a year onto each additional offense losing your license for up to two years for your second refusal and three years for your third.
Fines, Penalties and Incarceration
As mentioned, a DUI is a serious offense, even a first offense can garner jail time in addition to the myriad of fines and penalties so it is important to understand your rights and obligations under the law. The most important step to take is to speak with a Denver Criminal Defense Attorney at your earliest convenience.
First Offense: Up to one year in jail, up to $1000 in fines as well as Public Service.
Consecutive Offenses: Up to a year in Jail, up to $1500 in fines, 100’s of hours in Public Service.
Get Help Today
When it comes to your future and quality of life, your ability to drive plays an important role in your day-to-day abilities and activities. Protect yourself and speak to a qualified Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyer today. Call Richard Huttner to learn more about how he can help.