First Offense DUI
A single mistake can result in a lifetime of consequences. If you have been arrested for a first-offense driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado, you have a very small window of time in which to save your driving privileges and to build a strong defense. One of the best actions you can take is to consult with an experienced and reputable DUI/DWAI and criminal defense lawyer.
Serving college students at Colorado State University, out-of-town visitors and residents of Fort Collins, Colorado, and the surrounding areas, the office of Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, offers a free initial consultation and a student discount. For drinking and driving offenses, we charge a reasonable flat fee.
DUI Convictions Have Lasting Consequences
Colorado has harsh drunk driving laws with stringent penalties for convicted offenders, especially if the driver is under the age of 21, had a minor in the car or is a repeat offender. Consequences of drunk driving in Colorado may include:
- Driver’s license suspension
- Jail/prison time and probation
- Ignition interlock installation
- Community service
- Alcohol treatment or counseling
- Fines, court costs and legal fees
- Points against driving record
- Increased insurance rates
A first-offense DUI/DWAI charge is usually a misdemeanor but it will stay on your criminal record. If you receive a second DUI within 10 years, you will be subject to mandatory jail time and more severe penalties, including a revoked license.
Strong Defense Can Make A Difference
Representing individuals in license suspension hearings, student disciplinary hearings and criminal proceedings since 1993, our firm has earned a reputation for our extensive knowledge of the law and for our excellent quality of representation. In addition to standard DUI/DWAI cases, we handle other alcohol-related cases, including boating under the influence, vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter.