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.
A fourth or subsequent DUI is a felony in Colorado, even if no one gets injured.
It does not matter if the three prior convictions occurred a long time ago or if they happened outside of Colorado. Nor does it matter if the prior cases were DWAI convictions or DUI per seconvictions.
A fourth DUI is classified as a class 4 felony. The penalty for this felony DUI conviction includes:
A potential DUI defense to CRS 18-3-106 charges is that your driving did not cause the crash, and that an intervening factor was at fault. Examples are that the victims’ motor vehicle was defective, or there was an “act of nature” like a falling tree branch that triggered the accident.3
Arrested for being a DUI offender in Denver or elsewhere in Colorado? Call our criminal defense attorneys for legal advice. Our law firm fights to get your DUI case reduced or dismissed while avoiding a driver’s license suspension.
CRS 18-2-205 (“Vehicular assault, in violation of subsection (1)(b)(I) of this section, is a class 4 felony.“)
CRS 18-3-106 (“Vehicular homicide, in violation of subsection (1)(b)(I) of this section, is a class 3 felony.“)
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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.