Second Offense DUI

Colorado Springs DUI AttorneySecond OffenseDo Not Compromise Your Rights After a Second DUI Arrest

Drunk driving charges are extremely serious and must be treated accordingly, especially if this is not your first drunk driving arrest. At the Law Offices of Steven M. Werner, P.C. in Colorado Springs, I pride myself on being an attorney who offers aggressive and comprehensive criminal defense representation to clients who have been arrested on a second offense DUI (driving under the influence). Below are some of the consequences you may be facing upon conviction on these charges.

Second DUI Conviction Within Five Years

If you are convicted of a second DUI within five years of a first DUI conviction, there are specific types of penalties that you are facing.

  • Jail time: From 90 days to one year in jail. The judge is allowed by law to suspend all but the minimum of 10 days, with the condition that the individual completes an alcohol treatment program.
  • Public service: From 60 to 120 hours of useful public or community service.
  • Monetary fines: From $500 to $1,500, in addition to court costs.
  • Driving privileges: A points suspension will be received, in addition to the possible one- year revocation of your driver's license. Your driver's license will not be reinstated until you drive one additional year with an ignition interlock system.
DUI With Previous DWAI Conviction

Though it isn't precisely a second DUI conviction, a DUI conviction with a previous DWAI conviction within five years can have consequences such as:

  • Jail time: From 70 days to one year in jail. The judge is allowed by law to suspend all but the minimum of seven days, with the condition that the individual completes an alcohol treatment program.
  • Public service: From 56 to 112 hours of useful public or community service.
  • Monetary fines: From $450 to $1,500, in addition to court costs.
  • Driving privileges: A points suspension will be received, in addition to the possible one- year revocation of your driver's license.
Second DUI With Previous DUI Conviction Outside of Five Years

Though it isn't precisely a second DUI conviction, a DUI conviction with a previous DWAI conviction within five years can have consequences such as:

  • Jail time: From five days to one year in jail. The judge is allowed by law to suspend all or part of the sentence, with the condition that the individual completes an alcohol treatment program.
  • Public service: From 48 to 96 hours of useful public or community service.
  • Monetary fines: From $300 to $1,000, in addition to court costs.
  • Driving privileges: A points suspension will be received, in addition to the possible one- year revocation of your driver's license.

For more information about criminal defense or to schedule a Colorado Springs DUI defense lawyer consultation: Call 719-473-4885 or fill out the contact form on this website. My law office is located near the courthouse in Colorado Springs.