Facing a drunk driving charge doesn’t mean that you should resign yourself to have to face harsh penalties. In fact, it is possible that your defense strategy might be able to get you out of having to spend time in prison. One Colorado man facing a sixth charge for driving under the influence was sentenced on serve only time on probation and community service. We know that this might be a bit shocking for some people, but a ray of hope for others.
The man’s other DUIs were all out of state, but they were documented and brought up by the prosecution. Still, the judge presiding over the case sentenced the man to no time in prison instead of the four years that the prosecution was seeking. The man’s blood-alcohol concentration was .235, which netted him a felony charge. He pleaded guilty to that charge and received the sentence that some people are saying wasn’t harsh enough.
Colorado law does allow DUIs to be prosecuted as felony charges, but it doesn’t set minimum sentences for people who have had prior convictions. This means that your defense can have a big impact on the penalties that you face. With that in mind, you should be prepared to work hard to present the strongest defense.
When you are approached by police officers for the suspicion of drunk driving, you should pay attention to what happens. When you discuss the case with us, you can tell us all that you remember, and we can help you learn if any of the points you brought up can help your defense.