Second & Repeat Offense DUI
If you have been arrested for DUI and already have a conviction on your record, your rights and freedoms are in jeopardy. To protect your rights and avoid the harshest consequences of a repeat DUI offense, it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side.
The DUI lawyers at Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, have been defending the rights of clients in northern Colorado since 1993. We understand how to find police mistakes in these cases and insulate clients. For a free initial consultation, please call 970-493-3600 or toll free 888-830-9445.
Recent Changes To Repeat DUI Laws
Governor Ritter signed legislation in May 2010 that requires jail sentences for people who are repeat offenders. The new law imposes a minimum 10-day sentence for a second offense and 60 days for third and subsequent offenses, among other penalties. The law permits work-release but not electronic home monitoring if a second offense occurs within five years of the first offense. Repeat offenders are now required to be placed on probation for a period of two years and enter alcohol education and treatment programs.
Second and repeat offenders also risk losing their driving privileges for a considerable period of time. A second administrative license revocation by the Division of Motor Vehicles will result in a one-year suspension of your driver’s license with no early reinstatement. A third or subsequent revocation will last two years with reinstatement or early reinstatement, including a two-year interlock requirement.
Aggressive And Competent DUI Defense
We have successfully defended drunk driving cases in Colorado for nearly 30 years, and we know how to attack the prosecution’s case. If appropriate, we will request a dismissal of the charges or the suppression of the evidence on procedural or constitutional grounds. We will also try to negotiate lesser charges or alternative sentences in order to take harsh jail terms off the table. You can rely on us to guide you through the entire length of your case, unlike attorneys who charge less for their services and simply push their clients into pleading guilty for a quick resolution.
Second DUI Offense Representation — Free Initial Consultation
We pride ourselves on our track record of successfully handling cases with local prosecuting attorneys. We possess a clear understanding of the process and have the experience you will need on your side when dealing with the subtleties that each different court will present. Contact our Fort Collins office today to schedule a free consultation: 970-493-3600.