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.
DUI » What is the BAC limit in Denver?
Denver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is:
Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1301 (1)(g) C.R.S. makes it a crime for a driver to operate a motor vehicle while his/her ability is impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, even in the slightest degree. Typically, Colorado law considers drivers to have an impaired ability if his/her BAC is at least .05%, but less than the state’s “legal limit” of .08%.
The penalties for DWAI increase with each successive offense:
Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1301 (2)(a) C.R.S. makes it a crime to drive with a BAC of at least .08%. It does not matter if the driver was being safe and did not seem impaired. This law is known as “DUI per se” because a BAC of .08% or higher automatically makes the driver guilty.
The penalties for DUI increase with each successive offense:
However, people with a BAC of at least .15% will be sentenced as a repeat-DUI offender even for a first-time offense
There are literally dozens of possible defenses to Colorado DWAI or DUI charges depending on the circumstances of the case. Possible defenses include:
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