Mandatory Costs in DUI Cases

What are the Mandatory Costs for a DUI in Colorado? 

If you get a DUI or DWAI in Colorado and you are found guilty or plead guilty, you are going to face a whole lot of costs.  These mandatory costs are in addition to fines that the Court will impose.  

Even if the Court goes easy on the fines, the mandatory Court costs will put a significant dent in your wallet . . . the judge really cannot waive these costs. 

Colorado’s DUI sentencing law is found at C.R.S. 42-4-1307(10).  The majority of the DUI sentencing law deals with the imposition of jail, probation, and fines. 

When you get down to the lower end of this sentencing statute, there are a whole host of costs that have to be imposed—whether you’re in Fairplay, Breckenridge, or Denver, you’re still looking at a large bill.

Drunk Driving (DUI) Offenders will face the following mandatory costs, surcharges, and/or fees

(These fees may vary depending upon your judge.)

  • Crime Victim Assistance Fund  (VAF) cost – usually about $125
  • Persistent Drunk Driving Fund (PDD)  – anywhere from $100 – $500
  • Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Fund – $20
  • Rural Area Substance Abuse Problems Fund – $1 to $10
  • Drunk Driving Data-Analysis Surcharge – $2
  • MADD Victim Impact Panel fee – about $50
  • Drug-Alcohol Evaluation – about $200
  • Uniform Public Service costs – up to $120
  • Law Enforcement Assistance Fund to the State – $75
  • Law Enforcement Assistance Fund to the County – $15       
  • Restitution – In addition to any fines and any fees, costs or surcharges, a drunk driver may have to pay restitution to help any injured person recover for their losses or for property damage.    

If you’ve been charged with a DUI or a DUI call Peter Albani at (303) 753-0900

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