No New Year’s Eve DUI deaths, but many DUI arrests

There is good news at the beginning of this new year. Colorado got through New Year’s Eve without losing anyone to a drunk driving accident. The holiday can be dangerous on the roads. Law enforcement beefs up its presence in the state in order to try to stop potentially drunk drivers.

The holiday DUI crackdown in Colorado may have something to do with the good news that no one died in a DUI crash. While it sounds like no one in the state is living with the loss of the loved one because of a DUI, there are those who are living with the stress of being arrested for driving drunk.

According to The Denver Post, Colorado law enforcement cited 81 drivers in the state for suspicion of driving under the influence. The report doesn’t specify whether all of the citations were alcohol-related or related to other substances such as marijuana.

Whether a person was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or the influence of drugs during the New Year’s Eve holiday, the same holds true. A DUI conviction can have a significant impact on a person’s life and is worth aggressively fighting.

A conviction can lead to jail time, fines and the loss of one’s driving privileges. Though Colorado is hard on drunk driving suspects, it isn’t impossible to fight a charge. Visit our DUI Defense Lawyer page to learn more about what happens if convicted of DUI and how we can help avoid a conviction.

Source: The Denver Post, “Eighty-one in Colorado get DUI tickets during New Year’s holiday weekend,” Jan. 2, 2013

About Eric Anaya

Criminal Defense Attorney Eric S. AnyaEric Anaya has been practicing criminal law for over a decade. While attending law school, Eric was appointed to the University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents by the Governor of New Mexico. Eric decided to move to Colorado to accept a position in the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office. He prosecuted hundreds of cases in County Court, but quickly was promoted to prosecute felonies. Eric made the conscious decision to change his practice and his life to defending those wrongly accused. Eric has successfully handled hundreds of cases.

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