Last Wednesday marked what will be the first of series of Colorado State Patrol webinars to educate the general public and increase awareness. The educational webinar went into detail about driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and explained in detail the verbiage of the law, the amount of drinks it takes to become legally impaired and gave basic information on the procedure officers follow during a possible DUI stop. The webinar was intended to increase awareness of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs and to encourage drivers to always have a sober ride home.
If the educational webinar wasn’t enough to dissuade drivers from getting behind the wheel while impaired, the exceedingly severe possible punishments associated with a Colorado DUI conviction certainly should be.
Depending upon the exact details of your case a DUI conviction could result in serious fines, mandatory prison time and a length suspension of driving privileges. If convicted on DUI charges you may also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your car and you may face a serious increase in your insurance premiums. If you are facing DUI or DWAI charges in the state of Colorado it would definitely be in your best interest to hire an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney. A good Colorado criminal defense attorney will work to build the most effect strategy for your defense in an effort to get your Colorado DUI charges reduced or possibly dismissed so that you can avoid the brunt of the most serious possible penalties.