Do I Have to Come Back to Colorado to Face My DUI Charge?

If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence in the state of Colorado, there are many different questions that need to be handled immediately and with the support of an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Being charged with DUI likely leads you to ask many questions, but you have to get organized with your defense strategy immediately if you intend to proceed and fight for your freedom. 

More questions can arise if you were arrested in an area that you don’t live in or if you were an outsider visiting Colorado and were charged with a DUI. If you live more than a couple of hours from the area in which you were arrested for DUI you might want to avoid the effort, expense, and frustration of coming back to that city for a brief court appearance.  

However, you have to protect your bail bond and not allow a warrant to be issued for your failure to appear in court. This requires an experienced Colorado DUI defense attorney to contact the court and appear on your behalf. You might need to receive an order from a judge that excuses you from returning to the local area with a primary objective of avoiding you having to appear in court.  This can easily be done if you live out of state.

However, if you live in the state of Colorado you might have to return to appear in court once. If there are any court dispositions, your Colorado criminal defense attorney can arrange for your court costs to be paid by mail, to identify a sponsor in your community if you are required to attend public service, and will help to locate an alcohol education class near your home if you are required to do this as part of your consequences.  Schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney in your area to learn more about your options.