Dealing With Alcohol-Related DUR Charges
This is the significantly more dangerous version of DUR in Colorado and can carry much harsher penalties than other DUS in traffic courts.
If your license is revoked due to a DUI or DWAI the DMV calls it an “alcohol-related restraint.” If you get caught driving while under an alcohol-related restraint (DUR-Alc) the penalties are severe for the first violation, and absolutely horrible if you receive a second conviction in Colorado criminal courts.
I received a DUR-Alc, was thrown in jail and had my car impounded. Should I hire a lawyer?
The short answer is yes, we suggest you hire an attorney if you receive a DUR-Alc. In the state of Colorado this type of charge carries with it a minimum and mandatory 30-day jail sentence if you are found guilty. The maximum jail sentence associated with this charge is one year in jail. DUR-alc is also a habitual traffic offender strike and will result in the additional revocation of your driver’s license. If you are found guilty a second time on this charge, then the maximum penalty can be as much as 2 years in county jail. That is double the maximum penalty of a DUI charge in Colorado! This is why we say when you receive a ticket for DUR, you should consider hiring the expert Denver, Jefferson County and Arapahoe traffic attorneys at Shazam Kianpour & Associates. The consultation is free and you can call us today at 303-578-4036.
Am I going to jail on my Colorado DUR-Alc charge?
Each traffic court within Colorado treats DUR-Alc charges differently. In some cases you may face very harsh penalties while in other courthouses you may be able to maneuver your way out of a mandatory jail sentence. Sometimes it comes down to the prosecutor, sometimes it comes down to the judge.
Either way, what you can always count on, is that your experienced Colorado traffic attorney from Shazam Kianpour & Associates will be there fighting for your freedom and driver’s license every step of the way! It is always a gamble going into court alone on these charges. And every court will be different! For example, a DUR-Alc charge in Arapahoe County will be treated differently than a DUR-Alc in Jefferson County. The same can be said for Adams County, Douglas County, and even Denver County where the most traffic cases are filed and the best Denver traffic lawyers are defending them.
Do Not Wait. Call Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., Today!
If you have been caught driving under revocation in the Denver metro area, seek legal help from an experienced traffic defense lawyer at Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C. We have experience defending against both misdemeanor and felony traffic violations, including helping clients reinstate their driving privileges so they can get to work, school, the market, or just pick up their kids. Let us help you minimize consequences and get back on the road legally.
Do it once, and do it right, so you don’t have to do it again! Hire an experienced DUR-Alc and traffic attorney from Shazam Kianpour & Associates who is familiar with all of the different courthouse policies. This knowledge may make all the difference in securing your freedom. Your defense starts here — call 303-578-4036.