On a first offense, probably not. On second or later offenses, it
becomes more probable, but an experienced attorney may be able to keep you out. See the ranges of penalties.
If my DUI is reduced to a DWAI, what do I gain?
Not much. In Colorado both are counted as alcohol offenses (crimes)
for the rest of your life. While DWAI most likely will not be considered by
other states, DUI travels across state lines. DWAI may avoid an
interlock for multiple offenders and a suspension for all.
I had two alcohol offenses when I was younger. What will happen to
my license if I have a third conviction?
Your license will be automatically revoked for two years.
I have three serious offenses within seven years, what will become
of my license?
It will be automatically revoked for five years.
How many hours of alcohol classes will I have to take?
Plan on at least 24-48 hours, one two hour session per week. The
higher your BAC, the more hours you will have to take.
What will happen if I do not complete the classes or public
service ordered by the Court?
You will go to jail.
I lost my Colorado license. May I obtain a license in another state.
In most cases, no.
If I obtain an international driver's license, may I drive in
Colorado, even though my Colorado license is revoked?
Am I a bad person, because I was arrested for DUI?
No, but you are well advised never, never smell like alcohol
while behind the wheel. You do not need to feel humiliated.
What if I burped within twenty minutes of blowing?
The breath machine may have read alcohol from your stomach rather
than you lungs. The result may be incorrect. A similar problem occurs
Will I be able to file bankruptcy and avoid paying for fines, costs and damages?