DUI charges in Colorado carry the promise of some very stiff penalties on their own if a conviction can be secured. In most cases though, when you are facing DUI charges you may very well be facing a battery of additional charges that could ultimately make the potential penalties that you’ll face far more severe.
DUI charges can be combined with other driving violations and in the event of an accident that causes injury or death they can also be combined with assault, manslaughter or homicide charges. DUI charges can result in mandatory prison time, fines and a license suspension but those charges can pale in comparison to a DUI charge that coincides with a vehicular homicide charge. A driver convicted of DUI related vehicular homicide charges in the state of Colorado can face more than two decades behind bars and up to $750,000 dollars in fines.
If you are facing DUI charges in Colorado, hiring an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney is highly advisable. If you are facing the possibility of multiple charges in addition to a DUI, hiring an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney is an absolute necessity.
An experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney will be able to evaluate all of the evidence gathered during the investigation in order to determine the most appropriate course of defense for you. Having a properly structured defense and a diligent defense attorney is the only way to ensure a tolerable verdict when you are facing a multitude of serious charges.