In our previous blog post, we discussed the fact that Colorado law allows judges discretion when they are handling felony DUI cases. That means that the case you present as your defense could have a big impact on the sentence you receive if you are convicted of the crime. The fact is that any DUI charge can severely impact your entire life.
We know that you might not have meant to drink and drive. We know that many people have a problem with alcohol. For those who have a problem with alcohol, getting help should be a top priority. We know that might not be an easy feat, but it is something that you might need to do not only for your health but also for your case.
When you are facing a felony DUI, you are facing up to 6 years in prison for a fourth DUI conviction. That means that you face the prospect of being away from your family and not be able to live life in the manner in which you are accustomed.
On top of the prison sentence, you will also face a fine of up to $500,000. That is a financial impact that could easily ruin you for the rest of your life, especially when you consider that you can’t work if you are sentenced to prison.
We know that all of this is a lot to take in, but you can’t let it overwhelm you. If you are facing charges like this, be sure that you go over the options you have for your defense as early as possible. We can help you learn about each of the options that apply to your case.