Multiple DUI Offenses Criminal & DUI Defense in Colorado

Denver Multiple DUI Attorney

Defending Against Second, Third, or Subsequent Driving Under the Influence Charges in Jefferson County

If you have one or more prior DUI convictions on your record and you are accused of a subsequent violation, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. In Colorado, the penalties for multiple DUIs increase substantially, and you could be facing severe consequences. Not only might you be sentenced to jail or prison and a fine, but you will also have another drunk driving mark in your criminal history, which can present further challenges like having difficulty finding a job. Fighting your charge with an aggressive attorney is in your best interests, and at Jim Medley Defense Lawyer, our Denver multiple DUI lawyers are prepared to deliver the legal representation you need.

Attorney Jim Medley has an impressive background in both criminal law and driving under the influence processes. He served as a police officer, has master's degrees in Criminal Justice and Forensic Toxicology, is a graduate of the National College of DUI defense, and has been practicing criminal defense for over a decade. We will leverage our knowledge in your case to build an innovative defense tailored just for you. We genuinely care about the people we help and want to prevent them from suffering the consequences of a conviction. That is why our Denver multiple DUI lawyer will do whatever is legally necessary to seek an optimal result on your behalf.

We want to hear your side of the story. Schedule a free consultation by calling our Denver multiple DUI attorney at (303) 228-7044 or contacting us online today.

What Counts as a Prior DUI in Colorado?

Under Colorado Revised Statutes § 42-4-1307, convictions for various offenses count as priors – not just convictions for driving under the influence.

Convictions for the following are priors:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Driving under the influence per se (DUI per se)
  • Driving while ability impaired (DWAI)
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Vehicular assault

The law does not specify a lookback period – the number of years the court can go back on a person's record to determine whether they have any priors. Thus, regardless of how far in the past a violation occurred, it can be considered a previous offense.

Additionally, Colorado law explains that priors are not limited only to offenses that occurred in this state. Even if a person was convicted "under the laws of any other state" of an offense similar to a DUI or DWAI in Colorado, it counts as a prior.

What Are the Penalties for Multiple DUIs in Colorado?

Multiple DUI punishments depend on how many past convictions an individual has.

Generally, a second DUI, DUI per se, or DWAI is a misdemeanor, punishable by:

  • Between 10 days and 1 year of incarceration
  • Between $600 and $1,500 in fines
  • Between 48 and 120 hours of public service
  • At least 2 years of probation
  • Driver's license revocation

A third DUI, DUI per se, or DWAI is also typically a misdemeanor, but may carry the following penalties:

  • Between 60 days and 1 year of incarceration
  • Between $600 and $1,500 in fines
  • Between 48 and 120 hours of public service
  • At least 2 years of probation
  • Participation in alcohol treatment
  • Driver's license revocation

A fourth or subsequent DUI, DUI per se, or DWAI is a class 4 felony. A conviction can result in:

  • Between 2 and 6 years of imprisonment
  • Between $2,000 and $500,000 in fines
  • Between 48 and 120 hours of public service
  • Participation in an alcohol and drug driving safety treatment program
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Continuous alcohol monitoring
  • Driver's license revocation

When the stakes are as high as they are for a second or subsequent driving under the influence offense, you need a skilled multiple DUI lawyer in Denver ready to do what it takes for you. At Jim Medley Defense Lawyer, we have defended thousands of cases and know how to develop and prepare compelling defenses for even the most complex matters. Discuss your situation with us to learn about possible defenses that can be raised.

What Are the Administrative Driver's License Suspension Periods?

Any person who refused or failed a chemical test to determine drug or alcohol content one or more times in the past is subject to an administrative driver's license suspension.

The revocation periods are as follows:

  • BAC at 0.08 or above:
    • Second violation: 1-year revocation
    • Third or subsequent violation: 2-year revocation
  • Refusal:
    • Second violation: 2-year revocation
    • Third or subsequent violation: 3-year revocation

If you want to challenge the administrative suspension of your driving privileges, contact our multiple DUI lawyer as soon as possible. You have only 7 days to request a hearing, and you want to be sure that you are in the best possible position to contest the action.

Your Multiple DUI Case Is in Good Hands with Our Firm

At Jim Medley Defense Lawyer, our Denver multiple DUI lawyers will be your zealous advocate throughout your case. Our attorney will ensure that you know what your charges mean and the avenues available to resolve the matter.

Our multiple DUI attorney in Denver will work to protect your rights and future. Speak with us about your case by calling (303) 228-7044 or submitting an online contact form.

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  • Instructor of Police Sobriety Tests & Former Police Academy Instructor
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