DWAI

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR A DUI OR DWAI OFFENSE YOU WILL WANT TO WORK WITH AN EXPERIENCED DUI DEFENSE FIRM.

Defense Attorney Peter Albani has successfully defended drunk driving offenses for more than 35 years. You will want to understand the charge and your rights from the very outset. CALL ALBANI LAW AT (303) 753-0900.

DUI – WHAT IS IT?

“DUI” or “driving under the influence” means that the driver was substantially incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. DUI is a misdemeanor offense which carries significant criminal and administrative penalties. You will face significant jail time, up to $1000 in fines, extravagant court costs, up to 96 hours of useful public service, alcohol education classes and therapy, and 12 points against your driving record. These penalties increase if the driver has a prior DUI related arrest and is facing a second, third, fourth or subsequent DUI charge.

Additionally, the driver will face significant administrative penalties at the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles. The administrative penalties are separate and distinct from the criminal penalties.

DWAI – WHAT IS IT?

DWAI or “driving while ability impaired” means that the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol to the slightest degree. DWAI is a misdemeanor offense which carries up to 180 days in jail, up to $500 in fines, court costs, up to 48 hours of useful public service, alcohol education classes and therapy, and 8 points against your driver’s record.

Additionally, the driver may face administrative penalties at the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.

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DUI Penalties

  • 1st Offense
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • $600-$1,000 fine
    • 12 points on your DMV record
    • License suspension for 9 months
    • 48-96 hours of public service
    • Ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
  • 2nd Offense
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • $600-$1,500 fine
    • 12 points on your DMV record
    • License suspension for 1 year
    • 48-120 hours of public service
    • Ignition interlock device for 2 years.
  • 3rd Offense
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • $600-$1,500 fine
    • 12 points on your DMV record
    • License suspension for 2 years
    • 48-120 hours of public service
    • Ignition interlock device for 2 years.

FELONY DUI & DWAI If you have 3 prior DUI/DWAI convictions, A fourth DUI or DWAI charge in Colorado is a Class 4 Felony. If you are convicted, you may be facing 2-6 years in prison, 3 years of mandatory parole, and could pay fines up to $500,000.

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Facing a DUI or DWAI charge can be a daunting task. You will want a practiced litigator to defend your case. Mr. Albani has successfully represented clients on over 1000 DUI case. He will work to protect the rights and to obtain the best outcome. He is not afraid to defend your DUI case.

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