The Harsh Administrative Consequences Of A DUI Conviction
The criminal penalties associated with a DUI conviction are harsh, and they may include probation, community service and even time in jail. This is often only the tip of the iceberg, however, when you consider the administrative penalties. At Cheney Galluzzi & Howard, LLC, we provide skilled defense representation for people facing DUI/DWI charges in Denver and throughout surrounding areas. We want you to know the potential consequences you face, because we never sugarcoat the truth. We also want to give you hope, because you don’t have to give up and accept these consequences without a fight.
One of the hardest parts of dealing with a DUI conviction is losing your drivers’ license. Suddenly, you are no longer able to drive to work, family events and other occasions you once took for granted. This loss of freedom can impact many aspects of your life. DUI license suspensions are nine months for first offenses. This stretches to one year for second offenses (if within one year of the first offense), and indefinitely for third or subsequent offenses.
Those convicted of DUI face additional requirements such as having an ignition interlock devise installed in their vehicles, at their expense. It can cost hundreds of dollars to have a device installed in your vehicle and additional monthly charges for maintenance. Those convicted of first-time DUI offenses are required to use this device for 8 months. For repeat offenders, the requirement extends as far as five years.
In addition to the administrative penalties that come with a DUI, you face a number of other setbacks, including increased insurance rates and possible employment consequences. A conviction could put your professional license in jeopardy. If you rely on a CDL to make a living, you will surely be impacted.
There Is Hope
Although the consequences of a DUI conviction are harsh, you are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. Our experienced DUI defense lawyers can provide you with the aggressive defense you need to overcome this legal matter and move on with your life. To arrange a legal consultation with a skilled drunk driving defense attorney in Denver, contact us online or by telephone at 303-578-4155.