Getting arrested for DUI does not mean you will be convicted. Police misconduct, defective breathalyzers and crime lab mistakes may be enough to get your charges lessened or dismissed. Visit our page on Colorado DUI Laws to learn more.
Community Service in Denver
Community service is a standard sentencing term in many Colorado criminal cases, including DUI. Typically the court orders the defendant to complete a certain number of hours of useful public service by a certain date as a term of probation. And as long as the defendant completes the requisite number of community service hours and any other court-ordered terms, the defendant will remain out of custody.
Defendants sentenced to community service should take care to log all of their hours and have their volunteer services supervisor at the organization sign off on the time sheet. This will serve as proof to the court that the defendant completed all the required hours.
Through outreach and advocacy, community service providers serve a wide array of marginalized and low-income local community members, including people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and people with mental health problems and in need of health care services. Volunteers typically need to submit to a background check and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
The following are nonprofit organizations in the Denver Metro Area which offer volunteer opportunities where criminal defendants can typically fulfill their court-ordered community service requirements. But defendants should double-check with the court beforehand that it will recognize the particular organization’s community service opportunities. (During the pandemic, the court may accept virtual opportunities for community service.)
444 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
180 Sheridan Blvd
Denver, CO, 80226
10700 E 45th Ave
Denver, CO 80239
4950 Washington St
Denver, CO 80216
See our related article, “What is the community service requirement in connection with a Colorado DUI?“
Michael Becker has over a quarter-century's worth of experience as an attorney and more than 100 trials under his belt. He is a sought-after legal commentator and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Nevada, California, and Florida.
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