Compulsory jail time for repeat offenders
Repeat DUI offenders face a compulsory jail term for this offense in Colorado and this term may be combined with an in- home detention period as well as other penalties including fines, community service and more. There are many factors that influence the court’s treatment with regard to DUI convictions, such as the number of previous DUI arrests, the BAC level, the effectiveness of your defense, your consent or refusal to take the BAC level detection test and even your response to the law enforcement officer when you were asked to pull over.
DMV charges vs. court charges
Another aspect you should be aware of is that, according to Colorado DUI law, your case may be dismissed by the DMV but this does not mean that legal charges against you are nullified as well. The county court proceedings are independent of the DMV and you may still receive penalties at the end of court proceedings. Also remember that jail term is unavoidable even if this is your second DUI offense and the first offense was more than 20 years back. It is the court’s discretion to look up your records as far back as they decide is relevant.
For More Information
For more information on repeat offenses in the state of Colorado, please visit: http://dui.drivinglaws.org/colorado.php