If you’ve been charged with a DUI, we understand that you have many questions about drunk driving laws in Colorado. At McAdams Law Office in Greeley, we have helped hundreds of people who have been charged with DUIs. We know the most common questions and concerns you may have, and we have compiled a DUI FAQ here to help you. If you have additional questions about your specific case, contact our office to set up a free case evaluation.
1. Will I go to jail for a DUI?
In most cases, jail is reserved for those with prior drink and driving convictions, extremely high blood alcohol content levels, accidents involving injuries, or driving drunk with children in the car. If your charge was not one of the above listed, jail time is typically not an issue.
2. Am I going to lose my license?
The majority of the time, a person charged with a DUI will lose their license for some period of time. But for many people and with the help of an experienced DUI attorney, the length of time without a license can be as short as 30 days.
3. Do I really need an attorney?
Yes. Having a seasoned DUI attorney is necessary if you want the most ideal outcome. From helping you understand your options, to investigating the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you need a DUI attorney. It’s also important to work with an attorney who focuses on DUI cases because the knowledge and insight that comes with helping hundreds of people charged with DUI is invaluable.
4. If I am required to go to jail, will I have to go to county jail?
Typically, no. There are work release programs that may be substituted. On rare occasions, there is in-home detention.