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Increase in penalties for repeat DUI offenders: What should drivers know?

A DUI conviction carries serious penalties, especially if it is not your first DUI offense. Individuals in Colorado who already have three or more DUI convictions should take notice of a new law that significantly increases the penalties of a fourth conviction.

How do breath tests work?

After having a couple of drinks you may feel fine, so you get into your car and head home. Next thing you know, flashing lights and sirens appear behind you. When the officer comes to the window to talk to you, you suddenly become concerned because your breath may smell like alcohol. Then the officer asks you to step out of the vehicle and submit to a breath test.

3 strikes, you’re out: Felony DUI in Colorado

Each year, Colorado law enforcement arrests thousands of motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol. Until recently, you could be arrested innumerable times, and each arrest would be a misdemeanor. However, frustrated by the number of repeat offenders and the rising number of DUI accidents, lawmakers passed a bill in 2015 establishing a driver's fourth offense as a felony.

Recreational drug use and DUI laws

Changes in Colorado's laws regarding the recreational use of marijuana have brought confusion and frustration as lawmakers continue to work to adjust DUI laws to match these changes. As a result, individuals arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs may face challenges as they fight to protect their right to drive and other lawful entitlements.

Drivers License Point Suspension

If you don't live in a major metropolitan area transportation becomes very difficult if your drivers license has been revoked.  Simple tasks of getting to work, going to the grocery store or picking up you children become a burden.  The State of Colorado will suspend your drivers license if you accumulate to many points over time.  The amount of points allotted is determined by the age of the driver.

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