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Colorado Springs Multiple DUI Defense Lawyers

Defending Accused Drivers with Prior DUI Convictions

At The Gasper Law Group, we understand how frightening and overwhelming it can be to get arrested for drunk driving. Whether it’s the first or subsequent DUI, drunk driving offenses can lead to serious life-altering repercussions for accused drivers, which is why it’s crucial to seek an experienced defense. Fortunately, our fierce multiple DUI defense attorneys have nearly 20 years of experience aggressively defending the rights of defendants in Colorado Springs and beyond. 

With thousands of criminal cases handled, you can trust our lawyers to provide the strong representation you need to defend against a subsequent DUI offense. When your personal reputation and freedom are on the line, don’t throw away your future by failing to secure a strong defense. Our firm can work tirelessly to help you avoid the harsh penalties of multiple DUI convictions. 

Can Felony DUI Charges Be Dismissed?

Yes. In some cases, it may be possible to get fourth or subsequent DUI charges dismissed. However, hiring an experienced multiple DUI defense lawyer is nonnegotiable to obtain a favorable outcome, as they can establish the strongest defense possible for your unique needs and fortify your claims with compelling evidence. 

Some common defenses against multiple DUI convictions include: 

  • Compromised chemical tests, such as BAC/breathalyzer results
  • Preexisting health conditions that resulted in an inaccurate BAC reading
  • Police misconduct, such as constitutional violations of the driver’s rights

Multiple DUIs can lead to felony charges and severe penalties. Our attorneys can aggressively defend your rights. Call (719) 212-2448 to request a free consultation. 

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Penalties for Multiple DUI Convictions in Colorado

If you were arrested for a second, third, or subsequent DUI offense, it’s imperative to seek aggressive representation from an experienced defense lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of criminal law. Your attorney can negotiate on your behalf to reduce or drop the charges against you, in addition to employing an effective legal strategy in your defense.

  • DUI Charges with Prior Convictions

    DUI laws are stringent in Colorado, and the consequences of a conviction can quickly derail a person's life. Multiple DUI offenses can lead to significantly worse penalties if convicted, resulting in harsher sentencing that can substantially affect your life and liberties.

    Because each subsequent DUI charge is punishable by increasingly severe penalties, securing a strong defense is crucial to avoid the life-changing consequences of a criminal conviction, from hefty fines to lengthy prison sentences. It's important to understand that fourth and subsequent DUIs are considered felonies, making it all the more urgent for accused drivers to consult with a multiple DUI defense attorney to build them the strongest defense possible.

    Multiple DUIs are punishable by varying penalties depending on the nature of the offense and the quantity of prior convictions.

  • Second DUI Offenses

    Second-time DUI offenders can face varying penalties depending on the nature of the defense. Second DUI offenses are typically charged as misdemeanor offenses, although defendants can face felony charges (such as if the DUI entailed serious bodily injury or vehicular manslaughter). Drivers can also face felony charges for second DUI offenses if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.20% or higher.

    It's worth noting that unlike first-time DUIs, which may not result in jail time, second DUI offenses carry a minimum of 10 days in jail. Under Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) § 42-4-1307(5), second DUIs are punishable by:

    • $500 to $1,500 in fines
    • 10 days to 1 year in jail
    • 48 to120 hours of public service
    • Up to 2 years of probation

    Keep in mind that courts can use sentencing alternatives at their discretion, meaning that the penalties for second-time DUI offenders may vary depending on the unique circumstances. However, the court is typically prohibited from doing so if the second DUI occurred within 5 years of the first offense.

  • Third DUI Offenses

    Third DUI offenses are generally charged as misdemeanors, although third-time offenders can face felony convictions if the DUI involved bodily harm or death to another. Even when third-time DUI offenders aren’t facing felony charges, this doesn’t mean that drivers can’t reap extremely harsh penalties.

    Under C.R.S. § 42-4-1307(6), third DUI offenses are generally punishable by:

    • 60 days to 1 year in jail
    • $600 to $1,500 in fines
    • 2 to 4 years of probation
    • 48 to 120 hours of community service
    • Up to 2 years of driver’s license revocation

    Additionally, third-time DUI offenders may also be sentenced to 90 days of continuous alcohol monitoring, a program that often entails additional financial burdens and requirements. It's essential to seek representation from a skilled defense lawyer who can effectively negotiate the terms of your sentence and fight to secure a favorable outcome.

  • Fourth & Subsequent DUI Offenses

    Unlike first, second, and third DUI offenses, fourth and subsequent DUIs are considered Class 4 felonies under Colorado law. Facingcriminal charges for a fourth or subsequent DUI with prior charges on your record can result in extremely harsh penalties. A felony DUI conviction is punishable by:

    • 2 to 6 years in prison (minimum of 90 days in jail)
    • $2,000 to $500,000 in fines
    • Installation of an ignition interlock device
    • 90 days of continuous alcohol monitoring
    • Up to 2 years of driver’s license suspension

Defending Against Multiple DUIs in Colorado Springs

Our Colorado Springs defense attorneys understand how intimidating it can be to face criminal charges. Whether you simply weren’t thinking or made an honest mistake, our firm can fight tirelessly for the second chance you deserve. At The Gasper Law Group, we understand the immense stigma, financial burdens, and emotional strain that criminal cases can take on defendants and their loved ones, which is why we’re here to defend your rights at all costs. From establishing a strong defense to negotiating the terms of your sentence, you can rely on our firm to deliver the swift and personalized representation you need to avoid the life-altering penalties of a felony DUI conviction.

If you’re facing drunk driving charges, contact us online to discuss your case with a seasoned defense attorney in Colorado Springs.

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