Jail Time And Other Consequences

After being arrested for a drunk driving charge, one of the first questions people ask is, "Am I going to jail?" The honest answer is, it depends. DUI penalties, including jail time, vary according to the specific charge, the amount of alcohol in your blood and your prior record.

Protecting Your Rights

At Anaya-McKedy, P.C., in Colorado Springs, our first priority is to defend our clients' freedoms. You can rely on us to do everything possible to keep you out of jail and to minimize other potential DUI penalties.

In reality, if this is your first offense, it is very unlikely that you will go to jail unless your blood alcohol content (BAC) was .17 or higher. Even then, we can help.

Colorado DUI penalties include the following:

First-Offense Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)

  • Fines of $100 to $500
  • Jail: Two to 180 days
  • Mandatory public service: From 24 to 48 hours
  • Eight points on your DMV record

Second-Offense Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)

  • Fines of $300 to $1,000
  • Jail: From 45 days to one year
  • Mandatory public service: From 48 to 96 hours
  • License revoked for one year

First Drunk Driving Conviction (DUI)

  • Fines of $300 to $1,000
  • Jail: Five days to one year
  • Mandatory public service: From 48 to 96 hours
  • License revoked for one year

Second Drunk Driving Conviction (DUI)

  • Fines of $500 to $1,500
  • Jail: Between 90 days to one year
  • Mandatory public service of 60 to 120 hours
  • Twelve points on your driving record

If you are convicted of a second DUI or DWAI within five years of your first offense, you may be required to take an alcohol treatment program and you may be sentenced to additional jail time.

Contact Us Right Away

No matter how serious the charges, do not assume there is nothing you can do. The right lawyer can make a world of difference.

To discuss your DUI or DWAI case, please contact the criminal defense attorneys of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. We offer a free consultation. Call 719-387-9954 or send us an email for aggressive defense of all drunk driving charges.