According to the Denver Post, Colorado’s Department of Transportation considers Memorial Day weekend to be one of its 12 “event-centered annual enforcement periods.” This includes not only increased advertising campaigns on drunk driving over this weekend, but also increasing patrols and, in some areas, running DUI checkpoints.
If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) in Colorado, be ready for a potentially long period of very significant legal and financial difficulties, including not being able to drive for a long time. The DUI/DWAI laws generally change every year, and usually the penalties and consequences get more difficult for the people who are charged.
We have been assisting people with DUI/DWAI charges for years, and one thing we know for sure is that whether a person is guilty or innocent, and regardless of the end result of the case, merely being charged with the crime is a life-altering event. People charged with DUI/DWAI are generally required to abstain from alcohol completely and, in some cases, be monitored for alcohol use, even before any conviction enters.
Please contact us immediately if you have been arrested for DUI/DWAI in Colorado, because some actions may be immediately needed. For more general information about Colorado’s DUI enforcement campaign, click here.