You Could Lose Your Driver's License With Just One DUI In Colorado While we all may be familar

with laws against Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Colorado also has a law against Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). This law makes it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .05%. The punishments for a DWAI are less severe than those for a DUI. But, like the rest of the country, you will be charged with a DUI in Colorado if your BAC is at least .08%. Colorado also has implied consent laws which are similar to laws in other states. This means that, if you drive in the State of Colordo, you automatically agree to take a chemical test to determine the presence of any alcohol. If you refuse to take a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine, your driver's license will be revoked for one year. A second refusal will suspend your license for two years, and you become eligible for an IID after one year of the suspension. A third refusal will suspend your license for three years, but you may request a restricted license with an IID after one year. Colorado also has a point system tied to a driver's license. If you accumulate enough traffic violations in a certain amount of time and collect enough points, you could lose your license. For example, if you're over the age of 21 and collect 12 points in 12 consecutive months, or 18 points in 24 consecutive months, you are in danger of losing your license. For drivers who are between 18 and 21, collecting nine points in 12 consecutive months, 12 points in 24 consecutive months, or 14 or more points in those three years you are between 18 and 21, you could lose your license. For drivers under 18, six points in 12 consecutive months or seven points prior to turning 18 is all it would take for you to lose your license. Bear this information in mind when you read on and see how just one dui stop can take away the freedom your driver's license brings. Your first DWAI offense will bring you from 48 hours to 180 days in jail, a fine of from $200 to $500, public service from 24 to 48 hours, and 8 points on your license. Your first DUI offense will bring you from five days to one year in jail (jail may be suspended in lieu of an alcohol treatment program), a fine of from $600 to $1,000, license suspension of nine months, public service from 48 to 96 hours, and 12 points on your license. Your second DWAI offense brings a jail term of from 90 days to one year, a fine of from $1,000 to $1,500, license suspension of one year, 12 points on your license, and public service of from 60 to 120 hours. Your second DUI in Colorado brings a jail term of from 90 days to one year, a fine of from $1,000 to $1,500, a license suspension of one year, 12 points on your license, and public service of from 60 to 120 hours. If your second offense is within five years of your previous DUI, you will have to install an ignition interlock device (IID) prior to the reinstatement of your license. Your third DWAI offense brings a jail term of from 45 days to one year, a fine of from $600 to $1,000, license suspension of two years, 8 points on your license, and public service from 48 to 96 hours. Your third DUI offense will land you in jail from 70 days to one year, bring a fine of from $900 to $1,500, a license suspension of two years (with the installation of an IID prior to

license reinstatement), 12 points on your license, and public service from 56 to 112 hours. Other drunk-driving violations are a DWAI with a previous DUI conviction. This will bring jail time of from 60 days to one year, a fine of from $800 to $1,200, and public service of from 52 to 104 hours. If you're charged with DUI and already have a DWAI conviction, you'll go to jail from 70 days to one year, incur a fine of from $900 to $1,500, and be assigned public service of from 56 to 112 hours. In 2008, the State made changes to its Colorado DUI laws. Colorado House Bill 1166 authorizes the Department of Revenue to revoke a person's license due to the presence of alcohol or drugs, or the person's refusal to take a test to determine the presense of alcohol or drugs. Colorado House Bill 1194 is aimed at reducing the incidents of drunk driving, extends the length of license suspension for certain dui offenders, requires certain offenders to use IIDs, increases the cost to reinstate a driver's license, and provides for an increase in high-visibility drunk driving law enforcement. For more information please click link below: drunk driving lawyer

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